[artinfo] MA Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts

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Downtime: Constructing Leisure
April 13 - May 14, 2005

Curated by the inaugural class of the MA Program in Curatorial 
Practice, California College of the Arts (CCA):

New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
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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