MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS THROUGH 2018

 
 
Monday, Jan 08, 2018 - 9:00 am

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) presents its 2018 exhibition schedule for the downtown location. Renovation work continues at the Museum’s La Jolla location, which is expected to reopen in late 2020.

This year’s offerings include Yve Laris Cohen’s first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast; a travelling exhibition featuring the work of Sadie Barnette from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis; multiple opportunities to see work from the Museum’s permanent collection; and a group exhibition highlighting 42 regional artists whose distinctive practices are shaping conversations and communities in the binational region and beyond.

For interviews and high-resolution images, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub. This schedule is current as of January 8, 2018. Please discard previous schedules and call to confirm all information at 858 454 3541 x119, or via email at lstraub@mcasd.org.

On view at MCASD Downtown

Art Auction 2018
March 10, 2018 – March 28, 2018

MCASD’s biennial Art Auction will feature live and silent auctions of approximately 100 works by early career and internationally recognized artists including John Baldessari, Liza Lou, Wangechi Mutu, and Ed Ruscha. All works are carefully considered by MCASD’s Director and Curators.

Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground
April 19, 2018 - September 2, 2018

The work of Yve Laris Cohen moves between the worlds of visual art and dance, situated within genealogies that include Minimalist sculpture, Institutional Critique, postmodern dance, and classical ballet. His work often considers the architecture and latent histories of theatrical spaces through installations and performances that highlight states of transition—in bodies and buildings alike.

For Laris Cohen’s exhibition—his first solo museum presentation on the West Coast—the artist takes as his starting point MCASD La Jolla's current expansion, a construction endeavor involving the conversion of Sherwood Auditorium into a multipurpose gallery. On the occasion of Sherwood’s disappearance, the artist has engaged in an excavation of the history of the auditorium and, in turn, of the Museum itself. His project will transpose architectural and archival elements of Sherwood to the Museum’s downtown building, effectively extending the life of the former civic space.A former Sherwood events technician has been temporarily re-hired to assist with events taking place in the installation.

Laris Cohen (b. 1985, San Diego, CA; lives and works in New York) holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from Columbia University. His work was presented in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, as well as at venues including The Kitchen, New York; SculptureCenter, New York; The Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. His work is held in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art New York.

Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and made possible by gifts to the annual operating fund. 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.

Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,…
April 19, 2018 - September 2, 2018

In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mines personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the 500-page file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968. The artist’s first solo museum show, this immersive reimagining of the family album demonstrates that Barnette’s family story is not theirs alone. Examining the fraught relationship between the personal and the political, the everyday and the otherworldly, the past and the present, she reveals that the injustices of 1968 have not yet been relegated to the pages of history, but live on in new forms today.

Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,…has been organized by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis and Associate Curator Francesca Wilmott. Funding for the San Diego presentation is made possible by gifts to the annual operating fund. 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.

Prospect 2018
April 19, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Each spring, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of artworks to be considered for acquisition by members of Contemporary Collectors and International Collectors, the Museum’s premier support groups. In advance of being selected by ballot at the Annual Selection Dinner, the works are displayed in the galleries along with contextual pieces from the permanent collection. In the 33 years since the group’s inception, the Collectors Circle has gifted more than 100 artworks to the Museum.

Prospect 2018 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors. 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.

Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana
September 20, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo will bring together work by 42 artists living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. Filling the galleries of MCASD’s downtown location, the exhibition will include both early career and established artists, and will present new installations, videos, digital media, photography, sculptures, paintings, and performances.Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo will highlight artists whose distinctive practices are shaping conversations and communities in the binational region and beyond.

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 gifts to the annual operating fund. 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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