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K ris Martin is the spring Capp Street Project artist in residence\, and one of the seven artists participating in the Wattis Institute’s three-year pro gram The Magnificent Seven. Based in Ghent\, Belgium\, Martin is a mong the most celebrated European artists of his generation. His conceptual practice centers on the fragility of the human condition\; his frequent us e of the readymade -- from boulders to texts by Dostoyevsky to common nails -- alludes to the poignancy inherent in everything that surrounds us.

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Over the course of this semester\, Martin is leading a class of 13 graduate Fine Arts students in creating new works on the subject of time. Graduate school is a period when art students are d eveloping their own practices\, their own career paths. And so\, Martin fin ds it appropriate to transform the private space of the classroom into the public space of an art gallery\, with the latter’s new set of expectations around finished pieces and the status of the working\, professional artist.

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The seminars and tutorials associated with the course will take place within this gallery\, together with the ph ysical production of the new works. The gallery is open to the public durin g the Wattis’s regular hours.

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Lead sponsorship for the Capp Street Project artist residency of Kris Martin is provided by the Nimoy Foundation.

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Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts progr ams has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. Genera l support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Founda tion\, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund\, Ann Hatch and P aul Discoe\, and the CCA Curator's Forum.

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DTEND:20110409 DTSTAMP:20140711T061010 DTSTART:20110215 GEO:37.7647373;-122.4035493 LOCATION:CCA Wattis Institute\,Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries 360 Kansas St reet (between 16th and 17th streets)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Magnificent Seven: Kris Martin: Hammarby!\, Simone Bailey\, Mark Be nson\, JJ Campanaro\, Daniel Dallabrida\, Melissa Dickenson\, Elizabeth Dor bad\, Christine Elfman\, Liam Everett\, Bean Gilsdorf\, Stephanis Halmos\, Kris Martin.\, Radka Pulliam\, Ida Roden\, Jonathan Runcio UID:146521 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20110329T200000 DTSTAMP:20140711T061011 DTSTART:20110329T180000 GEO:37.7647373;-122.4035493 LOCATION:CCA Wattis Institute\,Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries 360 Kansas St reet (between 16th and 17th streets)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Magnificent Seven: Kris Martin: Hammarby!\, Simone Bailey\, Mark Be nson\, JJ Campanaro\, Daniel Dallabrida\, Melissa Dickenson\, Elizabeth Dor bad\, Christine Elfman\, Liam Everett\, Bean Gilsdorf\, Stephanis Halmos\, Kris Martin.\, Radka Pulliam\, Ida Roden\, Jonathan Runcio UID:146522 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR