Melissa reports: "along with Doris Bittar and Todd Ayoung, we were invited by CAMP: Center for Art on Migration Politics, nestled in a place called Trampoline House, "a community center in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose". Collaboratively, we developed three performances for the Art Zone of the Roskilde music festival (a week-long pop-up small city!). Our working title was "Storming the Wall"; and thanks to a team of extraordinarily engaged volunteers, our art interventions addressed themes including migrant labor, de-colonizing our bodies, and worldwide border conditions. Our art activities were accompanied by discussion, even amidst the raucus, windy, "hot as a frying pan", crowded, venue. What ensued was a somewhat structured group collaboration, and a bonding experience with our volunteers, shareable through three videos showing on Vimeo:
1) Red Light Green Light
2) Trackless Shoes
3) Ululation Choir
Art Ranger found it to be a poignant surprise, to have flown over 6000 miles away from home to discover that people there were experiencing, and expressing, - just as directly - the uncertainty and angst from this tragicomedy as (we/so many) U.S. citizens are. On this trip we also met, and worked with, young people whose lives have been torn and spit out by our foreign policy, in serious ongoing limbo. Our art activities sought to bring attention to these societal/ global issues in a way that was physical, visual and visceral, and yet bearing these topics with enough lightness to digest, to listen in.
Luis Ituarte and Gerda Govine Ituarte describe their projects for “DesEscondido/No Longer Hidden” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Luis’s participation will consist of 2 events, a series of sculptures called MY FAMILIA and an art event called Trans-National Cempazuchitl Express (A live art event-performa-video piece).
Gerda is producing a poetry book inspired in the work of all 16 participating artists.
More info about Luis’s sculptures
The exhibit will open at 6 pm on September 28 and will run through November 18.
The "founding exhibition of our collective: Critical Ground launched last week at Pacific Grove Art Center (four local women artists doing very different work but with the same, nearly ridiculous, amount of dedication) and we all met the challenge... ”It is, in short, about technology, communication technology, changing technology, e-waste even.”
Robin Brailsford and Wick Alexander to celebrate the opening of the Long Beach Convention Center Battery Electric Bus Station
Now in its 12th year, the San Diego Art Prize spotlights established and emerging artists whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit their recognition. Featured are two pairs of artists, one established and one emerging. Anne Mudge has chosen Erin Dace Behling as her chosen emerging artist. Robert Matheny has likewise chosen Max Robert Daily.
See this posting for more information: http://art-sandiego.com/san-diego-art-prize/?utm_source=Redwood+Media+Group&utm_campaign=fb23584b95-ASD18-Email_SDAP_Winners_Exhibit_08_22_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f02eec62fd-fb23584b95-92625785
Look for it soon, opening September 28th!
For more information about her workshop from January 28 -February 2, visit the Corning Museum's website: https://www.cmog.org/bio/robin-brailsford
Robin specializes in mosaics, known for inventing and patenting LithoMosaics. LithoMosaics enabled Brailsford to go much bigger and farther than traditional mosaic would allow. She is well-versed in the history and aesthetics of American mosaics from pre-contact Anasazi shell mosaics and Peruvian feather mosaics to Tiffany (Driscoll, Nash), Sheets, Judson, and Mosaica.
Eleanor Antin: “The Sad Song of Columbine” from “Roman Allegories”, 2004
The Klines have curated “Beyond the Age of Reason”, an exhibit at the San Diego Art Institute from September 1 thru October 31.
Eleanor Antin, Wayne Martin Belger, Adam Belt, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Einar de la Torre, Jamex de la Torre, Stephen Douglas, Steve Eilenberg, Scott Froschauer, Dave Ghilarducci, Cole Goodwin, Ichiro Irie, Beliz Iristay, Paula Levine, Maria Munroe, Cheryl Nickel, Sean Noyce, Ruben Ochoa, Erika Rothenberg, and Kristine Schomaker.
Beyond the Age of Reason brings together a diversity of artists who contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture. Using materials and principles of design that place them firmly in the world of contemporary art, this show incorporates both traditional media and modern technologies.
As SDAI guest curators, Debby and Larry Kline selected works and designed an exhibition that offers visitors the chance to explore the visual and cultural influence of religion on art. They discuss more details of the show and their process below:
Beyond the Age of Reason Reflects the Past, Present, and Future
Throughout history, artists and their images have played an integral part in shaping religion while religious leaders have found power in pictures; often commissioning artists to create works to validate or nullify beliefs. Beyond the Age of Reason acknowledges these historical underpinnings of faith-based iconography as the exhibition’s individual artists put this iconography through its full range of plastic possibilities.
The exhibition is all about faith, and how it meshes with popular culture. Most often, faith has to do with things beyond reason. All of the artists in the show are dealing with some issue of spirituality: whether making a statement, raising a question, evidencing a struggle. They’re often dealing with the difference between myth and truth, the romantic world verses the observable world. Some of the artists may not adhere to the faith they were raised in, but they continue to use the religious iconography that’s familiar to them. The iconography remains part of who they are, regardless of their current belief system.
For more information about Beyond the Age of Reason and the San Diego Art Institute, please contact Jessica Ballenger at firstname.lastname@example.org 1-619-717-7342.
Member reception: Saturday, September 15, 5-6 pm
Public reception: Saturday, September 15, 6-8 pm
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5
Wednesday 10-8; Saturday 12-5
Debby and Larry Kline have had an eventful summer. Check out these write ups.
The Klines participated in Studio Systems II at the Torrance Art Museum. Here’s press talking about work at the midpoint of the residency:
And an follow up article at the conclusion:
Earlier in the year the Juggling Klines also did a residency at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. They also installed a conceptual piece at the San Diego Art Institute, also in Balboa Park in collaboration with neuroscientist Saket Navlakha of the Salk Institute:
In June they installed their latest version of The Candy Store at Shoebox Projects in LA:
Gerda Govine Ituarte Interview, 1st PRP lunchtime reading series funded by the NEA and City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division with partner Side Street Projects, Pasadena Senior Center, July-August, 2016.
Pasadena Rose Poets monthly readings at Pasadena City Council Meetings 2017-2018.
Pasadena Rose Poets and “guests” read and created writing, dance and music events, Huntington Art Collections and Botanical Garden, as part of “Family Day,” December 30, 2017.
2nd PPR lunchtime reading series funded by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, Pasadena City Council Chambers, January-April, 2018.
Gerda Govine Ituarte and Doris Bittar, Public Address members, read at Escondido City Council Meeting as part of the pre-exhibit outreach activities for Public Address (publicaddressart.com) “DesEscondido/No longer hidden exhibit,” California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, September 29-November 18, 2018.
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