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Film by CalArts graduate Tuni Chatterji featured in South Asian Film Festival

September 18, 2012
SF Weekly

What to See at this Year's South Asian Film Festival

... Another director who will attend the festival to talk about her movie is CalArts graduate Tuni Chatterji, who made Okul Nodi (Endless River) about the river music in Bangladesh. It plays with a 35mm short, I Am MicroRead story

Faculty member Maggie Neslon quoted in NY Times article: 'Shock Me If You Can'

September 14, 2012
The New York Times

THE morning of “The Rite of Spring” premiere, on May 29, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Le Figaro predicted that ballet would deliver “a new thrill which will surely raise passionate discussion” and “leave all true artists with an unforgettable impression.” That turned out to be one of the greatest understatements of the new artistic century. The passionate discussion began during the first few bars of the music, as derisive laughter rose from the seats, and soon grew into an uproar that sent Stravinsky fleeing the hall in disgust.  Read story

Visiting faculty member James Franco's class mentioned

September 12, 2012
ARTINFO

Franco Teaching CalArts Course: Actor, artist, and part-time professor James Franco will guide eight students in the California Institute of the Arts's School of Film Video in a year-long graduate project to create a collaborative film version of D.J. Waldie's "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir." "Each section will represent a diverse cinematic approach or modality aesthetically coalesced under the tutelage of James Franco," explains the course description.  See story

Turmoil at MOCA inspires CalArts' online magazine, 'East of Borneo,' to focus on history of museums in L.A.

September 12, 2012
Architect Magazine

If drama is your thing, you should follow the history of museums and patronage in Los Angeles. The controversies include censorship, the 1975 financial collapse of the Pasadena Art Museum, and the present ongoing turmoil with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.  Read story

Alumna Carrie Mae Weems featured

September 12, 2012
The New York Times

Photographer and Subject Are One

WHEN Carrie Mae Weems was first teaching photography in the late 1980s at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, she was struck by the difference in how her male and female students presented themselves in pictures. “The women were always turning away from the camera, always in profile,” said Ms. Weems, demonstrating by obscuring her face seductively with her graceful hands. “They never squared themselves. The boys were squaring themselves.”  Read story

Actor, writer, artist James Franco teaches course in CalArts' School of Film/Video

September 11, 2012
Gallerist NY

This year James Franco, the actor, writer, artist and all-around renaissance man, will teach a course at one of the art world’s most respected and theory-oriented academies, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  Read story

Cartoon Network greenlights Calartian's animated series

September 11, 2012
Animation World Network

Having scored its most-watched summer in its 20-year history across early primetime, Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series conceived as part of the shorts development initiative underway at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, CA. Steven Universe, from Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar, and Uncle Grandpa, from Emmy Award nominee Pete Browngardt, have started pre-production and are currently slated for a 2013 debut. Building upon the global success of recent artist-driven series like Adventure Time and Regular Show, both new series will further define the genre of homegrown animated comedies coming from Cartoon Network Studios.  Read story

Cartoon Network hands keys to millennials

September 11, 2012
Variety

Cabler renews emphasis on nurturing offbeat in-house productions

When Rob Sorcher returned to Cartoon Network as chief content officer in early 2008, he had a sense that a generational shift was underway in animation. The first generation of artists to grow up with the Internet (and Cartoon Network) as a household appliance were hitting the job market, fresh out of CalArts, Gotham's School of Visual Arts and other art institutions. These millennial toonsmiths were coming through the door with very different sensibilities about material, characters and especially humor than even their older brothers and sisters.  Read story

Chouinard Art Institute alumnus honored with Sheets Week: a festival commemorating the work of artist and architectural designer Millard Sheets

September 10, 2012
Curbed LA

Welcome to Sheets Week, Curbed LA's five-day festival for artist and architectural designer Millard Sheets. Sheets was born in the Pomona Valley in 1907 and he made irreplaceable contributions to Southern California's art and architecture scenes over the next 80 years--as a young painter, he helped force the East Coast establishment to take Los Angeles art seriously; he was a major force in developing the Scripps College art department and in creating both Otis Art Institute and CalArts (the latter at Walt Disney's request)...  Read story

School of Art Dean Thomas Lawson interviews alumna Liz Glynn

September 6, 2012
East of Borneo

Artists at Work: Liz Glynn

I met with Liz Glynn on July 17 in her Chinatown studio to discuss the work she created for the “Made in LA” 2012 biennial at the Hammer Museum this summer. The three-part installation—with multilayered references to Egyptian pyramids, smuggling tunnels into Gaza, and other spiritual and material trade routes, legitimate and not—continues an investigation of the intersection of antiquity and the present that began with her 2008 performance, The 24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project, in which she invited people to help her build and then destroy a cardboard model of ancient Rome. Other related projects include the 2010 III, for which she built a pyramid of shipping pallets on a hilltop in East LA as the site of a series of performances, and the 2012 exhibit “No Second Troy,” which considers the parallel journeys of Trojan gold and Turkish workers to Germany.  Read interview

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