MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES ROBUST LINE-UP OF FALL AND WINTER PROGRAMS TO ACCOMPANY NEW EXHIBITION, BEING HERE WITH YOU/ ESTANDO AQUÍ CONTIGO: 42 ARTISTS FROM SAN DIEGO AND TIJUANA

 
 
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - 4:04 pm

San Diego, CA— On Thursday, September 20, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opened a new exhibition, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. Highlighting distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond, the exhibition brings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. The exhibition will remain on view through February 3, 2019.

The Museum will host several public programs related to the exhibition in the weeks and months ahead. From curator-hosted panel discussions, to artist talks and participatory performances, there will be many opportunities for the public to engage with the exhibition on view. 

Please see below for more information about programs and events related to the exhibition Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. To obtain high-resolution images or interviews with the exhibition curators, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub.

Sessions in Contemporary Art: Technology and the Body > Tuesday, September 25 > 6-7 PM > The Lot > 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

MCASD’s three-part, seminar-style course in contemporary art will introduce you to relevant contemporary art themes and engaging conversation with artists featured in the exhibition Being Here with You/Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. At the first session in the series, Assistant Curator Anthony Graham will speak with artists Victoria Fu, Raúl Moyado Sandoval, Andrew Roberts, and Ash Eliza Smith. Please note that this program occurs at The Lot.

Sessions in Contemporary Art: Art and Public Space > Tuesday, October 2 > 6-7 PM > The Lot > 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

MCASD’s three-part, seminar-style course in contemporary art will introduce you to relevant contemporary art themes and engaging conversation with artists featured in the exhibition Being Here with You/Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. At the second session in the series, Education and Engagement Director Cris Scorza will speak with artists David White, Cog·nate Collective, ELSOLDELRAC, and PANCA. Please note that this program occurs at The Lot.

Sessions in Contemporary Art: Postcolonial Legacies > Tuesday, October 9 > 6-7 PM > The Lot > 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

MCASD’s three-part, seminar-style course in contemporary art will introduce you to relevant contemporary art themes and engaging conversation with artists featured in the exhibition Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. At the third session in the series, Curator Jill Dawsey will speak with artists Carlos Castro Arias, Alida Cervantes, Andrea Chung, and Griselda Rosas. Please note that this program occurs at The Lot.

Family ArtLAB: Made in Tijuana/ Hecho en San Diego > Saturday, October 13 > 2-4 PM > Downtown

Explore contemporary art from the San Diego and Tijuana region featured in the Museum’s current exhibition, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. Following your tour, take part in a hands on art-making workshop and create art as a family.

Downtown at Sundown > Thursday, October 18 > 5-8 PM > Downtown

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more. At the October 18 Downtown at Sundown event, artist Omar Pimienta will lead an interactive poetry reading at 6:15 and 7:15 PM.

Field Trip: Tijuana Art and Cultural Scene > Friday, October 19 > 9 AM > Downtown Departure

Join us for an exploration of Tijuana’s art and culture scene! This day trip will include visits to CECUT, artist-run space Deslave, and the studios of Aldo Guerra and Oslyn Whizar. We’ll break for lunch at Cubo Bistro, a Plascencia family-owned restaurant. Secure your spot quickly—this trip is expected to sell out.

eXit pARTy: Homegrown > Thursday, October 25 > 7-10 PM > Downtown

Celebrate MCASD’s regional exhibition, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana at eXit pARTy:  Homegrown. Enjoy performances by artists Lissa Corona and Muaricio Muñoz, exhibition tours, hands-on art-making, custom cocktails, and so much more. As always, Museum partner A SHIP IN THE WOODS will curate a cutting edge music line-up, and Snake Oil Cocktail Co. will be on hand with seasonal craft cocktails.

Downtown at Sundown > Thursday, November 15 > 5-8 PM > Downtown

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more. At the November 15 Downtown at Sundown event, guests can knit with artist Michelle Montjoy on her giant looms throughout the evening. 

An Artist’s Perspective: Materiality and Process > Thursday, November 29 > 6:30-7:30 PM > The Lot > 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

MCASD is partnering with La Jolla’s luxury cinema and dining venue to present An Artist’s Perspective—a casual and engaging lecture series featuring acclaimed artists from around the region. At this special panel discussion featuring artists from the exhibition Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana, you’ll hear from Paula Flores, Beliz Iristay, Brianna Rigg, Juan Villavicencio, Matt Rich, Chantal Peñalosa, Eva Struble, Monique van Genderen, and Chantal Wnuk. Please note that this program occurs at The Lot.

Downtown at Sundown > Thursday, December 20 > 5-8 PM > Downtown

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more. At the December 20 Downtown at Sundown event, MCASD’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will present a project inspired by the work of artist David White as part of their exploration of youth homelessness.

An Artist’s Perspective: Artist Run Spaces > Thursday, January 10 > 6:30-7:30 PM > The Lot > 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

MCASD is partnering with La Jolla’s luxury cinema and dining venue to present An Artist’s Perspective—a casual and engaging lecture series featuring acclaimed artists from around the region. At this special panel discussion featuring artists from the exhibition Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana, you’ll hear from Abraham Ávila and Ingrid Hernández (Relaciones Inesperadas), Mely Barragán and Daniel Ruanova (TJ in China), Thomas DeMello (ICE Gallery and Bread & Salt), Mauricio Muñoz and Andrew Roberts (Deslave), and Joe Yorty (Best Practice). Please note that this program occurs at The Lot.

Downtown at Sundown > Thursday, January 17 > 5-8 PM > Downtown

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more. At the January 17 Downtown at Sundown event, San Diego Symphony will present excerpts of Cornelius Cardew’s experimental masterpiece The Great Learning: Paragraph 7 (with words by the Chinese philosopher Confucius). A chorus of singers led by UC San Diego vocal ensemble, kallisti—and audience members too—will walk through the galleries while singing Cardew’s semi-improvised score to create a uniquely immersive and interactive sound-scape.

More information about Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana

Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigobrings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. Presenting both early career and established artists working in a wide range of mediums, the exhibition highlights distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond.

Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigoborrows its title from the song "Angel Baby" by Rosie and the Originals, a teenage band from National City, California, which points to the region's rich history of homegrown talent. The “42” artists of the title harkens back to MCASD's 1985 survey, A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists. Since that time, the Museum has broadened its focus to include the work of Tijuana artists. Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo reflects MCASD's mandate to serve the binational constituency of the region and affirms its commitment to artists on both sides of the border. The exhibition recognizes that San Diego and Tijuana's artistic communities are distinct, shaped by dissimilar contexts and circumstances, yet it points to ongoing artistic exchanges between the two cities and aims to foster greater reciprocity.

Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigois co-organized by Curator Jill Dawsey and Assistant Curator Anthony Graham. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and made possible by theBeing Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo: Underwriters Community. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)

Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,700 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Kathryn Kanjo is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD. Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

 

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