Raymond Saunders, CCAC MFA Class of 1961 and longtime faculty, with student Jennine Scarboro in front of Macky Hall, Oakland, Calif.
Exhibition announcement card for imension of Fiber, invitational exhibit at the CCAC Gallery, 5283 Broadway, March 4-29, 1971
Exhibition announcement card for imension of Kay Sekimachi Woven Forms at the Isabelle Percy West Gallery, CCAC, October 9-30, 1975
Kay Sekimachi, at work on a weaving, 1954.
Excerpt from California College of Arts and Crafts Review, Vol.79 No.4 Nov/Dec 1985, focusing on CCAC alumna Kay Sekimachi
2009 inventory of the trees on the California College of the Arts Oakland campus
View from Macky Lawn of Macky Hall/Treadwell Hall with Founders Hall beyond. Three Coast Redwood, one at the right corner of the stone wall and two at the left corner and the distinctive curved branch of the Giant Sequoia also appear in the photo. CCAC Oakland, 1975.
View past an automobile parked in front of Macky Hall of Studio 8. Faun sculpture created by student Hazel Z. Weller and Live Oak tree at photo right.
Students on Macky Lawn with Macky Hall/Treadwell Hall with Founders Hall beyond, CCAC Oakland, 1972.
In my thesis I analyze how Hou Hanru developed and practiced his Mid-ground curatorial strategy in the Asian Biennale and Triennials. Since the biennale format developed out of western curatorial practices, it posed novel issues in its adaptation in the Asian regions. By using the Shanghai Biennale (2000), the Gwangju Biennale (2002) and the Guangzhou Triennial (2005) as three case studies, my thesis documents Hou’s efforts to create an open space, network the artistic groups, and motivate interdisciplinary collaborations to resist the pervasive Western-centric biennale format and support the local art ecology. In this way, Hou engaged more sustainable methodologies for Asian biennials based on local context. Hou’s biennale practices show that, especially in the context of a globally engaged Asia, curatorial practice must strategically contribute to building discursive space and infrastructure by working with existing agencies and entities.
Asian Biennale, Hou Hanru, Mid-ground, Locality, Globa…