artists & participants
The Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts presents the exhibitionSelf-Storage from April 18 through May 18, 2008, at Metro Self Storage, 300 Treat Ave., San Francisco.
Self-Storage investigates the cardboard box and its intrinsic relationship to the archive. It is inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Chronofile, Fuller’s attempt to chronicle his own life in systematic 15-minute intervals. For Self-Storage, a wide range of artists and archivists have been invited to explore various issues related to the standard architecture of the box: the revealing function of the box, the storage function of the box (with respect to both preservation and obliteration), and the legacy of the box in artist multiples and editions.
Their contributions represent a wide variety of artistic and academic practices—differing points of view brought together under the larger contemporary discourse surrounding the nature of the archive. The exhibition will take the form of a temporary special collections library, indexed and housed in a storage unit, with each standardized box in the collection containing the contribution(s) of a particular invited individual. Each box can be understood equally as a solo exhibition, an artist’s file, and/or a self-initiated archive. The storage unit is open to the public, and visitors are allowed to view and handle the boxes. In this way the project proposes a new model of exhibition making that emphasizes a more personal, direct relationship between artwork and viewer.
Participating Artists: Archigram Archive, Fern Bayer, Alejandro Cesarco, Joshua Churchill, Dexter Sinister, Trisha Donnelly, Patricia Esquivias, the John Fare Estate, Buckminster Fuller, Ryan Gander, Kristan Horton, Iman Issa, Marie Jager, Stephen Kaltenbach, Steven Leiber’s Basement, Micah Lexier, the Long Now Foundation, Chip Lord, Tom Marioni, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Lisa Oppenheim, the Prelinger Library, Lisi Raskin, Amy Robinson, Sean Snyder, Superstudio, Andrew Tosiello, Frances Trombly, Tris Vonna-Michell, and the Winchester Mystery House.
Curated by: Curatorial Industries (Petrushka Bazin, Jessica Brier, Chialin Chou, Courtenay Finn, Anna Gritz, Clare Haggarty, Kate Phillimore, and Sarah Robayo Sheridan)
About California College of the Arts: Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls more than 1,600 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl.
Kuratoren: Petrushka Bazin, Jessica Brier, Chialin Chou, Courtenay Finn, Anna Gritz, Clare Haggarty, Kate Phillimore, Sarah Robayo Sheridan
mit Archigram, Fern Bayer, Alejandro Cesarco, Joshua Churchill, Dexter Sinister, Trisha Donnelly, Patricia Esquivias, John Fare Estate, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Ryan Gander, Kristan Horton, Iman Issa, Marie Jager, Stephen Kaltenbach, Steven Leiber’s Basement, Micah Lexier, Long Now Foundation, Chip Lord, Tom Marioni, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Lisa Oppenheim, Prelinger Library, Lisi Raskin, Amy Robinson, Sean Snyder, Superstudio , Andrew Tosiello, Frances Trombly, Tris Vonna-Michell, Winchester Mystery House