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San Francisco’s Wattis Institute gets new gallery space

And looks for a director in the new year

The Wattis Institute's new gallery space

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts is due to re-open in the new year with a new exhibition and event space.

Several new shows will inaugurate the space when it opens on 22 January 2013, including “Claire Fontaine: Redemptions” and an exhibition of Werner Herzog’s film “Hearsay of the Soul”, which was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York. The institute’s new space is a renovated building completed by the architect Mark Jensen, who also designed the sculpture garden at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Changes will also come to the staff at the Wattis, as it searches for a new director after the departure of Jens Hoffmann for the Jewish Museum, where he started as deputy director in November.

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