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The Virgin of Guadalupe is frequently evoked in Chicano/a/x imagery, whether painted on cars, emblazoned on walls, or si...
11/18/2020

The Virgin of Guadalupe is frequently evoked in Chicano/a/x imagery, whether painted on cars, emblazoned on walls, or silkscreened on posters. In her silkscreen ๐˜“๐˜ข ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข (๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ), Ester Hernandez pictures the Virgin tattooed on the body of a queer woman, a stark departure from the macho men who typically have tattoos of her. Learn more about this work and the exhibition by visiting MCASD.digital at the link below.

https://www.mcasd.digital/to-tame-a-wild-tongue/eng

Ester Hernandez, ๐˜“๐˜ข ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข (๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ), from the National Chicano Screenprint Taller 1988โ€“89 portfolio, 1988. Screenprint, 39 x 25 in. (99.1 x 63.5 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Gift of the Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.14.5 ยฉ Ester Hernandez

We had such a lovely day during a site visit with Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects, the lead architect of our L...
11/17/2020

We had such a lovely day during a site visit with Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects, the lead architect of our La Jolla expansion.

Learn more: mcasd.org/mcasd-expanding

Join Curatorial Fellow Alana Hernandez and artist David Avalos this Thursday, Novemeber 19 at 11 AM for a conversation o...
11/16/2020

Join Curatorial Fellow Alana Hernandez and artist David Avalos this Thursday, Novemeber 19 at 11 AM for a conversation on Zoom. The charlas series presents conversations between exhibition curator Hernandez and exhibiting artists, where they will discuss their work in relation to themes presented in the exhibition ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271079231

David Avalos, ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ #6, 1986. Mixed media, 15 in. (10.2 cm) diameter. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum purchase with funds from Lannan Foundation, 1988.4

Today, on #VeteransDay, we honor all the soldiers who have served our country. Thank you. We are excited to share these ...
11/11/2020

Today, on #VeteransDay, we honor all the soldiers who have served our country. Thank you.

We are excited to share these photos by Stacy Keck Photo of ๐˜›๐˜™๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜š๐˜๐˜–๐˜™๐˜”๐˜ˆ๐˜›๐˜๐˜–๐˜•: ๐˜‰๐˜Œ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜Š๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜Ž๐˜Œ, a mural created by veterans unveiled last Friday near MCASD Downtown as part of our ongoing ArtOASIS program. We worked with Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) --a nationally recognized leader in serving homeless military veterans and MCASDโ€™s Art Therapist Berenice Badillo PhD MFT Board Certified Art Therapist.

โ€œBe the change'' is a Ghandi quote. In these unknown times this message communicates that we each have the power in ourselves to be the change we want to be in the world. This mural captures the essence of what we have been doing in VVSD where our personal transformation can have a ripple effect in the world around us. Those three simple words can empower a collective consciousness,โ€ Amy, U.S. Army Veteran and program participant.

[Artists: Andrew, Amy, Mathew, and Tia in collaboration with Berenice Badillo and VVSDโ€™s Case Manager Ingrid Psuty, ๐˜›๐˜™๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜š๐˜๐˜–๐˜™๐˜”๐˜ˆ๐˜›๐˜๐˜–๐˜•: ๐˜‰๐˜Œ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜Š๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜Ž๐˜Œ (2020 ) Tryptic Mural: Acrylic on wood board Each mural is 8 X 4 feet. They are placed in individual โ€œnichesโ€ along the south side of the Jacobs Building, Downtown San Diego.]

"To be human is to be a technological animal."โ€”Alan Rath, the groundbreaking artist who fused together electronics, robo...
11/10/2020

"To be human is to be a technological animal."โ€”Alan Rath, the groundbreaking artist who fused together electronics, robotics, and art passed away late last month.

[Alan Rath, "๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ" (1989) in the #MCASD Collection]

11/06/2020
Transformation: Be The Chance unveiling at MCASD Downtown

The unveiling of ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ: ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ โ€” a triptych Mural representing the emotional and physical metamorphosis that occurs when someone is vulnerable and open to the possibilities of healing and well-being by artists Andrew, Amy, Mathew, and Tia in collaboration with MCASDโ€™s Art Therapist Berenice Badillo PhD MFT Board Certified Art Therapist and Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD)โ€™s Case Manager Ingrid Psuty.

Inspired by works in the MCASD collection including Ed Ruschaโ€™s Brave Men of La Jolla,1995-1996 veterans in the program ArtOASIS at VVSD created a piece that invites the viewer, the passerby, to reflect on their own agency.

Today at 1:30 PM on IGTV, Join us for a virtual unveiling of the mural Transformations: Be The Change created by veteran...
11/06/2020

Today at 1:30 PM on IGTV, Join us for a virtual unveiling of the mural Transformations: Be The Change created by veterans in the ArtOASIS programs at Veterans Village of San Diego.

Bearing witness to the powerful transformation veterans undergoing recovery from combat-related trauma is incredibly humbling but is even more powerful when they see themselves as agents of change. Transformation: Be The Chance is a triptych Mural representing the emotional and physical metamorphosis that occurs when someone is vulnerable and open to the possibilities of healing and well-being. Inspired by works in the MCASD collection, including Ed Ruschaโ€™s ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ of La Jolla, 1995-1996 veterans in the program ArtOASIS at VVSD created a piece that invites the viewer, the passerby, to reflect on their own agency.

https://www.instagram.com/mcasandiego/?hl=en

In the photographic sequence of โ€œ๐˜ˆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ณรญ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข,โ€ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต #8, Celia Alvarez Muรฑoz pairs five images of apples ...
11/06/2020

In the photographic sequence of โ€œ๐˜ˆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ณรญ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข,โ€ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต #8, Celia Alvarez Muรฑoz pairs five images of apples and one of a snake. Beneath the images, the artist narrates her first encounter with shame, also referencing original sin at the core of Catholicism. The artist points to religious conservatism and regressive sexual politics, calling attention to the dichotomy of the virgin and her counterpart impressed upon Mexican American women.

Featured in the exhibition ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, this work by Alvarez Muรฑoz interrogates gender relations through domesticana, the feminist reworking of rasquache. Domesticana underscores the contradictory nature of the domestic and familial world, with particular attention paid to religion and ideals of domesticity.

Learn more about this work and the exhibition by visiting MCASD.digital.

https://www.mcasd.digital/to-tame-a-wild-tongue/eng

Celia Alvarez Muรฑoz, "๐˜ˆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ณรญ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข,โ€ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต #8, 1983. Ash box, seven framed C-prints and letter press on paper, box: 5 1/4 x 15 x 11 in. (13.3 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm); framed: 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.8 x 34.9 cm), each of 7. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Fund and gift of the artist, 1991.6.1-8 ยฉ Celia Alvarez Muรฑoz 1983

Did you miss ArtLAB: Home Edition Soap Sculptures? @WestfieldUTC and MCASD continue to bring art-making experiences to f...
11/04/2020

Did you miss ArtLAB: Home Edition Soap Sculptures? @WestfieldUTC and MCASD continue to bring art-making experiences to families in La Jolla and beyond for everyone to enjoy based on sculptures installed at the mall.

Families, you are invited to explore the new sculptures installed at Westfield UTC at a social distance throughout the year. This past week's ArtLAB Kit - CUT, CARVE, and SCULPT: Your Own Triad is inspired by the artwork by Beverly Pepper.

Watch the tutorial and download the instructions today!

https://youtu.be/De1Gk7NhIMM

https://www.mcasd.org/blog/artlab-take-home-edition-back

โ€œTo me, these are the good old days not because theyโ€™re good, but because we are alive to experience and to change them....
11/04/2020
The 25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War II

โ€œTo me, these are the good old days not because theyโ€™re good, but because we are alive to experience and to change them.โ€โ€”Barbara Kruger, American conceptual artist and collagist.

Her work is in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego collection and is featured as an artist on this roundup of American protest art since WWII.

Three artists, a curator and a writer came together to discuss the pieces that have not only best reflected the era, but have made an impact.

MCASD and UCSD Visual Arts are proud to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell ...
11/02/2020

MCASD and UCSD Visual Arts are proud to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. This year's lecture this Wednesday November 4 at 5 PM PST features renowned Nigerian-born, LA-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who is known for her mixed media paintings that include photo transfers and textiles of her home country.

Akunyili Crosbyโ€™s tender, domestic scenes are painted at almost human-scale. Drawing from her experience as a Nigerian woman living in the United States, Crosby places Black and Brown people at the center of her work to show the unification of both cultures. [๐Ÿ“ท: Brigitte Sire, 2016]

RSVP and learn more:
mcasd.org/events/russell-lecture-featuring-njideka-akunyili-crosby

In this image, a young woman holding a sugar skull looks directly at the camera. The photograph was originally taken in ...
11/01/2020

In this image, a young woman holding a sugar skull looks directly at the camera. The photograph was originally taken in 1933 by Manuel รlvarez Bravo and references Dรญa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a multi-day celebration of the deceased that has origins in the Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictฤ“cacihuฤtl. โ 
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รlvarez Bravo began his prolific photographic career in the late 1920s and early 1930s, during a period when the cultural vibrancy brought on by the end of the Mexican Revolution (1910โ€“20) inspired and influenced young artists and intellectuals. โ 
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Motivated by the nationalist rhetoric of this period, รlvarez Bravo took interest in photographing rural and Indigenous populations in order to foreground the diverse cultural heritage of the Mexican people against a backdrop of intense and rapid modernization. As is characteristic of รlvarez Bravoโ€™s body of work, the artist interweaves ideas of myth and religion within a single artwork.โ 
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[#ManuelรlvarezBravo, ๐˜‹รญ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ด (๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ) from the portfolio ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ด, printed 1977, gelatin silver print 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm) in the #MCASD collection. Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin, 1986.25.7]

This upcoming Wednesday, November 4 at 5 PM PST renowned Nigerian-born, LA-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will spe...
10/31/2020
Nigerian Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Is Piecing Together the Afropolitan Story in America

This upcoming Wednesday, November 4 at 5 PM PST renowned Nigerian-born, LA-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will speak at our annual Russell Lecture with UC San Diego Visual Arts.

This W Magazine profile gives a glimpse into her work ahead of Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Russell Lecture with MCASD.

The artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby's gloriously collaged paintings celebrate the African diaspora and the intimacy of lives lived here, there, and in between.

Did you catch our charla in September with Julio Cesar Morales? We had some technical difficulties, but we are happy to ...
10/30/2020

Did you catch our charla in September with Julio Cesar Morales? We had some technical difficulties, but we are happy to share a rerecorded conversation with Curatorial Fellow Alana Hernandez. In their conversation Morales spoke about his work in ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ, and some of his recent projects. Watch their chat on IGTV or on MCASD.digital at the link below!

https://www.mcasd.digital/conversations

Installation image of ๐˜Š๐˜Œ๐˜™๐˜Š๐˜ˆ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด: ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, October 7โ€“November 14, 2004.

Are you voting? Have you voted? Can you vote? Tonight at 5:30 PM PST/8:30 EST GATHER invites you to a moderated conversa...
10/28/2020

Are you voting? Have you voted? Can you vote? Tonight at 5:30 PM PST/8:30 EST GATHER invites you to a moderated conversation with graphic designers Arzu Ozkal, Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Nancy Skolos, and Tricia Treacy to talk about their poster designs for the AIGA Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Womenโ€™s Vote Project, a national campaign to increase civic participation.

GATHER is an innovative coalition of partners from San Diegoโ€™s arts community dedicated to emerging artists, collaboration, and community building. Partners include San Diego State University, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Bread & Salt, and Art Produce.

Link below to RSVP.

https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/82816061799

๐ŸšจCALL FOR ENTRIES๐ŸšจThe Fleet Week Military & Veterans Virtual Art Exhibit is coming to San Diego Fleet Week 2020!The Exhi...
10/27/2020

๐ŸšจCALL FOR ENTRIES๐Ÿšจ

The Fleet Week Military & Veterans Virtual Art Exhibit is coming to San Diego Fleet Week 2020!

The Exhibit will be presented as a virtual exhibition on the websites of both Fleet Week San Diego and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, November 9th - 15th, 2020. We invite Veterans, Active Duty Military and their spouses, and Reservists to submit their artwork in any medium for review. A panel of judges will then select works to be featured in the exhibit.

Visit https://fleetweeksandiegoartexhibition.artcall.org/ to start the submission process.

#fleetweeksd2020

Join us every last Friday of the month for live screenings of film and video works from the Museumโ€™s permanent collectio...
10/26/2020

Join us every last Friday of the month for live screenings of film and video works from the Museumโ€™s permanent collection. This month weโ€™re presenting Jeremy Blakeโ€™s haunting video, ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

In this work, Blake references the elaborate mansion built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the firearm manufactureโ€™s fortune. Influenced by Spiritualist traditions, Sarah kept the home under almost constant construction from 1884 until her death in 1922. In an attempt to ward off bad spirits, presumably those killed by Winchester rifles, she continually added rooms to shelter good spirits.

This screening will present the film in its entirety for free on Friday, October 30, at 5:00 PM PST. Find the live stream on our YouTube channel in our link in bio.

Jeremy Blake, ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, 2002. Digital animation with sound; 18:00 min. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum purchase with funds from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Benefit Art Auction 2002, v2002.2

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwENYxsUTCYa7mWWDgPywVw?view_as=subscriber

Have you noticed the change in artworks at Westfield UTC? This year we are excited to present ArtLAB: Home Edition to co...
10/23/2020

Have you noticed the change in artworks at Westfield UTC? This year we are excited to present ArtLAB: Home Edition to continue to bring MCASD art-making experiences for families in La Jolla and beyond for all to enjoy.

Register today to explore these new sculptures. On Saturday, October 24, pick up a unique ArtLAB Kit of their own - to CUT, CARVE, and SCULPT a work of art inspired by the works of Beverly Pepper.

This program is free and recommended for families with children ages five and older.

Reserve your ArtLAB take-home kit.

https://bit.ly/2HweN5p

In 1984, Raรบl Guerrero spent six months in Oaxaca, Mexico and surrounding areas, after which he began to use painting as...
10/21/2020

In 1984, Raรบl Guerrero spent six months in Oaxaca, Mexico and surrounding areas, after which he began to use painting as a means of investigating culture and place, producing his Oaxaca series of canvases. In ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, referencing Palenque in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, a Mayan mask hovers within a lush, idyllic landscape complete with butterflies and a misty waterfall. Guerreroโ€™s canvas brings attention to the intimate connection many Chicanos/as/xs have with their Indigenous roots, which they call upon as a means of accessing native and pre-colonial wisdom and knowledge. Learn more about this work and the exhibition by visiting MCASD.digital at the link below.

Raรบl Guerrero, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, 1985. Oil on canvas, 60 x 44 in. (152.4 x 111.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Gift of Arthur and Leah Ollman, 2010.19 ยฉ R.M. Guerrero 1985

https://www.mcasd.digital/to-tame-a-wild-tongue/eng

There are a few spots leftโ€“don't' miss out on the opportunity to join a dynamic group of youth from across the area delv...
10/16/2020

There are a few spots leftโ€“don't' miss out on the opportunity to join a dynamic group of youth from across the area delving into the conversation about art & activism. TAG meets twice a month: first and third Tuesday 5-7:30 PM via Zoom.

Extended deadline, Saturday, October 17, at 11:59 PM. If you are accepted, program begins Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Learn more by visiting the link below.

https://www.mcasd.org/blog/teen-advisory-group-back-session

You have just over 24 hours to bid on the amazing array of artworks in MCASDs Silent Auction โ€“ there is something for ev...
10/14/2020

You have just over 24 hours to bid on the amazing array of artworks in MCASDs Silent Auction โ€“ there is something for everyone, with prices starting at $300.

Feeling adventurous? Tonight at 6PM MCASD is auctioning 10 lots LIVE on artsy.net ! Register by 5:45 PM to bid or just watch as these important works are sold in real time. Link in bio to register or view both Auctions.

https://bit.ly/313aQM4

ISAAC JULIEN
๐˜–๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ดโ€”๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ (๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต), 2002/2018
pigment ink print, ed. 6/10
29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.
Courtesy of artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
$16,000โ€“$18,000

10/13/2020

Have you flipped through our digital Art Auction Catalogue yet? It is the perfect way to learn more about all 95 of the phenomenal artists who have generously donated works to Art Auction 2020 at MCASD. Click the link below to view all our Digital Art Auction tools, from the Catalog to a Virtual Tour. Bidding is Live through 5 PM on Thursday!

https://www.artsy.net/feature/museum-of-contemporary-art-san-diego-benefit-auction-2020

Join Curatorial Fellow Alana Hernandez and artist Perry Vรกsquez this Thursday, October 15 at 11 AM for a conversation on...
10/12/2020

Join Curatorial Fellow Alana Hernandez and artist Perry Vรกsquez this Thursday, October 15 at 11 AM for a conversation on Instagram Live. The charlas series present conversations between exhibition curator Hernandez and exhibiting artists, where they will discuss their work in relation to themes presented in the exhibition ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ.

https://www.instagram.com/mcasandiego/?hl=en

Perry Vasquez, ๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏโ€™, 2003-05. 3 monitos, 3 pedestals, 1 patch print, silkscreens,
2 manifestos, 1 framed gouache painting, dimensions variable. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Funds, 2006.6.1-30 ยฉ Perry Vasquez

John Valadezโ€™s canvases take Los Angeles as their backdrop, often underscoring aspects related to Latinx culture. In ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ...
10/07/2020

John Valadezโ€™s canvases take Los Angeles as their backdrop, often underscoring aspects related to Latinx culture. In ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ Valadez renders a jovial scene where his characters dance and gather around lowrider and altered classic cars. Importantly, Valadez features cholos and cholasโ€”archetypal figures of strength, defiance, and power.

Like many artists in ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, Valdez's work draws on rasquache, a kind of taste and aesthetic that has been cultivated by the Chicano/a/x community. This working-class sensibility is rooted in a lived reality, in which kitsch elements are deployed toward subversive ends.

Learn more about this work and the exhibition by visiting MCASD.digital at our link in bio.

https://www.mcasd.digital/to-tame-a-wild-tongue/eng

John Valadez, ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, 2001. Oil on canvas, 76 x 96 1/4 in. (193 x 244.5 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum purchase with funds provided by Faye Hunter, 2011.3 ยฉ J.M. Valadez

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Next session of Youth Media Tech Camps is November 25-27. Come join us! Our project-based curriculum emphasizes process, collaboration, and media literacy. Technical skills include camera operation, video editing, green screen photography, stop motion, and sound mixing. All projects are aligned with the National Core Art Standards in Media Arts. The final day of camp includes a special screening of the campers' films at the Digital Gym Cinema!
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POETS WITHOUT BORDERS Featuring Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy, National Slam Poetry Champion Viet Mai, Taco Shop Poetess Jackie Lopez, Izzy Blaze, Yvonne King, Igor Goldkind Will Perform at the Mesa College Gallery Reception for Mario Torero: "Artivismo Loko" Thursday, March 7th 6:30 pm Mario Torero is an internationally renowned muralist and a legend of the Chicano community. The exhibition celebrates his public art and personal work. One of the founders of Chicano Park and the Centro Cultural de la Raza. The title of the exhibition includes a term that Torero coined: โ€œartivismโ€ as the marriage of art and activism. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS a gipsy band of poets inspired by and dedicated to the Artivist vision inspired by artist/muralist MarioTorero. By using both visual and literary arts to promote progressive social change and voice resistance to injustice. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS promotes the higher values of Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Planetary Sustainability and Human Rights. Mainly by actively bringing art back to the public sphere: where we live, where we eat and where we recreate. Poetry is better than prayer because you donโ€™t have to pretend that someone is listening. Poets Without Borders: Igor Goldkind 858 349 6429
POETS WITHOUT BORDERS Featuring Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy, National Slam Poetry Champion Viet Mai, Taco Shop Poetess Jackie Lopez, Izzy Blaze, Yvonne King & Igor Goldkind Will Perform at the Mesa College Gallery Reception for Mario Torero: "Artivismo Loko" Thursday, March 7th 6:30 pm Mario Torero is an internationally renowned muralist and a legend of the Chicano community. The title of the exhibition includes a term that Torero coined: โ€œartivismโ€ as the marriage of art and activism. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS is Chris Vannoy, Viet Mai, Yvonne King, Izzy Blaze, Jackie Lopez, Igor Goldkind, a gipsy band of poets inspired by and dedicated to the Artivist vision inspired by artist/muralist Mario Torero. By using both visual and literary arts to promote progressive social change and voice resistance to injustice. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS promotes the higher values of Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Planetary Sustainability and Human Rights. Mainly by actively bringing art back to the public sphere: where we live, where we eat and where we recreate. We also think Poetry is better than prayer because you donโ€™t have to pretend that someone is listening. Mesa College Art Gallery: 619 388-2829 Poets Without Borders: Igor Goldkind 858 349 6429
Register now to see artist Joan Jonas, the 2018 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy. Ms. Jonas will speak at the University of San Diego on Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. and again as at 2:30 p.m. More information about her remarkable career can be found by visiting: www.sandiego.edu/kyoto.
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