Curatorial Research Bureau
Curatorial Research Bureau

Programs

CRB is host to programs that transform the familiar consumer site of a bookshop into bookshop/screening, bookshop/seminar, or bookshop/artist talk. The platform uses consumerism to eschew the private space of academia and public space of exhibition to, above all, forge a learning site where intersections among art, design, education, and consumer culture push against the ways that institutions address audiences.

Four programmatic models—AfterWord, Call + Response, Case Studies, and Open Seminar—serve as primary means to contextualize topics that have our attention as a community.

IN-FO.CO and Inventory Press: A Talk by Shannon Harvey and Adam Michaels
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

IN-FO.CO and Inventory Press: A Talk by Shannon Harvey and Adam Michaels

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
6–7:30 pm
Off-site location: Nave Presentation Space at CCA, 1111 8th St, San Francisco
(free and open to the public)

Shannon Harvey and Adam Michaels, founders of IN-FO.CO and Inventory Press, talk about their design and publishing practices. This event is organized in partnership with CCA MFA Design and the Design Division.

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Maria Lind
Apr
2
10:00 AM10:00

Maria Lind

Tue, Apr 2, 2019
10–11:30 am
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Maria Lind speaks about her curatorial practice, specifically her experience engaging and building diverse publics at Tensta konsthall in Stockholm. This edition of Open Seminar is organized in conjunction with Associated Professor Christina Linden’s “Global Art Worlds” graduate seminar.

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Here Is Where I Walk: The Walk as Re-creation in the City
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Here Is Where I Walk: The Walk as Re-creation in the City

Thu, Dec 13, 2018
4–6 pm
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated. Space is limited.

In anticipation of her forthcoming book Here Is Where I Walk: Episodes from a Life in the Forest, Leslie Carol Roberts reads from her book, discusses her methodologies and then leads guests out into the the Yerba Buena Gardens to talk about the history and atmosphere this urban ecology.

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Shoghig Halajian
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Shoghig Halajian

Wed, Nov 21, 2018
10–11:30 am
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Curator and writer Shoghig Halajian will present on the work she has done to foster performative and underexposed modes of expression at the not-for-profit arts organization Human Resources in Los Angeles.

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Rosa Barba
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Rosa Barba

Tue, Nov 20, 2018
(by invitation)

*Cancelled due to unhealthy air quality.

Rosa Barba speaks with students, faculty, and other invited guests about her practice as an artist and filmmaker in this invited forum as a follow-up to her conversation at The Lab on November 19 (as part of the Experience It series).

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Between You & Me: Constance Hockaday and Laurel Braitman
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Between You & Me: Constance Hockaday and Laurel Braitman

Thu, Nov 8, 2018
6–7:30 pm
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Between You & Me is a series of dialogic exchanges between artists and their collaborators and peers to materialize the countless conversations, musings, and debates that are often invisible yet play a significant role in the generative space of artmaking.

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Simon Fujiwara
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Simon Fujiwara

Tue, Oct 30, 2018
(by invitation)

Simon Fujiwara speaks with students, faculty, and invited guests about his practice as an artist and filmmaker in this intimate forum as a follow-up to his conversation at The Lab on October 29 (part of the Experience It series).

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Amanda Hunt
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Amanda Hunt

Wed, Oct 24, 2018
10–11:30 am
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

CCA Curatorial Practice alum Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. She will discuss her current projects and the cultural landscape of Southern California.

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The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe
Oct
2
to Oct 31

The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe

Oct 2–31, 2018
(free and open to the public)

Our second Case Studies focuses on The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe, published in 2017 on the occasion of an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of WIELS, a contemporary arts center in Brussels.

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