MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts

MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

March 1, 2005
MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts

415 626 5416

image: Pedro Reyes, Fundamentals of Pachyderm Architecture, 2001, 6 minutes video


Bureau d’etudes(France), Tacita Dean(U.K.), Josh Greene(U.S.), Doug Hall(U.S.), Jonathan Hernandez(Mexico), Luis Jacob (Canada), Tobias Putrih(Slovenia), Pedro Reyes(Mexico), Steven Shearer(Canada), Melinda Stone(U.S.) and Mungo Thomson(U.S.)

Curated by the inaugural class of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts (CCA): Maria del Carmen Carrion, Joseph del Pesco, Cecilia Foote, Meredith Johnson, Jenee Misraje, Lee Plested, Aldo Sanchez, Anuradha Vikram and Tanya Zimbardo

Opening Reception: Wednesday April 13, 6-8 pm

New Langton Arts and the California College of the Arts (CCA) present Downtime: Constructing Leisure, an exhibition that explores our lives off the clock. The eleven international artists in Downtime use photography, film, installation, sculpture and sound to investigate spaces of leisure, looking at the physical and social structures associated with pastimes, tourism and retreat.

The exhibition includes commissions by Bay Area artists Josh Greene and Melinda Stone, as well as the French collective Bureau d’etudes, and West Coast premieres by Luis Jacob and Jonathan Hernandez. A full-color catalog, with three contextual essays, an interview with Dean MacCannell, author of The Tourist (1999), and artists’ pages; complements and documents the exhibition.

New Langton Arts is located at 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco. For information call 415 626 5416 or visit

The MA Program in Curatorial Practice at CCA, the first of its kind on the West Coast, was founded in 2003 to provide a training ground for emerging curators tackling the challenges and opportunities of curating contemporary art and culture.

Related Programming

Panel Discussion

Monday April 11, 7pm

California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, SF

Admission Free

Exhibition Tour

Saturday April 30, 3:30 pm

Suggested Donation $5


Friday May 6, 8 pm

New Langton Arts

Admission Free

Generous Support for the MA Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts has been provided by The Getty Foundation, The Christensen Fund, The W.L.S Spencer Foundation, and Kent and Vicki Logan.

New Langton Arts’ artistic programs receive significant general support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Langton is also supported by CEC ArtsLink, Clear Channel Outdoor, Clinton Walker Foundation, Timothy Collins, The Creative Work Fund, Susan R. Crossley, Dakota Charitable Foundation, Inc., Evie and Matt Davis, Paul Dresher, Mrs. Martha W. Dresher, Randi and Robert Fisher, Fleishhacker Foundation, Simon J. Frankel and Courtney Weaver, the Goethe-Institut, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gretchen Hillenbrand, Howard Rice Fund, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, National Endowment for the Arts, Lenore and Richard Niles, Poets & Writers, Inc., Potrero Nuevo Fund, Holly and Ned Scheetz, Lisette Sell and Greg Lehman, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Langton’s members.

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