Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape

"I'm Told You're Not Evil" New-photojournalism project by Andrew Printer. Printer creates illustrations of actual events and conversations he overhears in particular locations - in this instance the San Diego County Courthouse.

Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape is a collaborative performance and installation happening at the Agitprop space in North Park as part of ART San Diego. This performance and installation will take as its starting point five very different artistic practices that utilize disparate approaches to extra-institutional engagement with various issues, groups and environments. The artists participating include Melinda Barnadas (Collective Magpie -with Tae Hwang), who explores the natural and biological through sculptural installations; Andrew Printer, whose “new photojournalism” captures the social idiosyncrasies of particular subcultures and individuals blurring the line between fiction and fact; Jessica Sledge, whose New Orleans-inspired performance work blends the alchemical with buried urban narratives; Eddie Miramontes, who uses traditional postering and screenprinting techniques to spread poetic and critical messages; and David White, who uses art historical conventions (and institutions) as a way of creating participatory events connecting individuals and groups in localized productions.

The performance on Friday September 2nd at 7pm will unfold in three acts.  Act I will allow audience members to participate in a card game based on vegetation collected locally. Act II consists of an multi-media audio-visual performance and presentation of the processes of displacement that frequently occur to the natural and cultural landscape when strategies of economic development are implemented on models of corporate dynamization coupled with cultural initiatives. The final Act ends with a participatory procession to another ArtLab happening nearby in which audience members help to spread information related to the topics of the performance.

Please arrive promptly for the performance as space is limited.

This event is free.

Agitprop

2837University Ave

San Diego 92101

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email: contact@agitpropspace.org

phone: 619.384.7989