To kick off the Spring semester SFiCA, a student organization bridging together the community of graduate students from the San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts, hosted an all-grad BBQ last January 24th. The organization celebrated this event with the goal of hearing students’ thoughts on the upcoming semester program for SFiCA, who also hosts art exhibitions and projects, as well as providing an opportunity for students of each school to meet each other.
The BBQ was held in the garden of Cranium Corporation, our local exhibition space in the Mission run by Curatorial Practice student Ralph Vázquez-Concepción, and which is located at 308 Shotwell Street.
Additionally to the BBQ, there was an open call for a miniature works exhibition. The works were displayed outdoors in a model exhibition space made by Cranium Corporation as a tool for the exploration of the potential for play of the maquette. Items brought included miniature artworks, toys, ephemera, and many random but interesting objects. The objects were handled by everyone, as the exhibitionary experiment was also supposed to respond to an ongoing conversation between the artists and curators present.
SFiCA’s and Cranium Corporation’s hope was that this one-day exhibition experiment would provide an opportunity to talk about works in progress for upcoming thesis shows, reviews, or applications with other artists and curators.
Here are some of the highlights:
All photos by Cranium Corporation (2015)