Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the Museum’s Collector Circle Members. One or more of these works are then selected by ballot at the Annual Selection Dinner. Funding by the International and Contemporary Collectors has allowed MCASD’s curators vital support to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego.
This year’s presentation features work by six artists: Rachel Harrison (b. 1966), Kim Jones (b. 1944), Hayv Kahraman (b. 1981), Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), Hito Steyerl (b. 1966), and Gillian Wearing (b. 1963). While not intended to be viewed thematically, this eclectic grouping nonetheless reveals shared impulses between the works.
Prospect 2016 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors and the 2016 Biennial Art Auction. Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.