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3/14/12 Steve Shoffner Boehm Gallery at Palomar College

3/14/12 Steve Shoffner Boehm Gallery at Palomar College

3/22/12 Product Etcetera™ Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans @ Double Break

3/22/12 Product Etcetera™ Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans @ Double Break

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*   Exhibition Announcement:   Product Etcetera™ Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans   Opening Reception: March 22, 2012 (6—10pm)   Double Break is very excited to announce an exhibition by San Diego’s own Product Etcetera™.   Showcasing Product Etcetera’s latest in-house brands and products. Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans investigates branding, its role in society and...
Unconditional Surrender to Mediocrity: a letter to Port Commissioners

Unconditional Surrender to Mediocrity: a letter to Port Commissioners

The Port of San Diego is not historically known for making good decisions related to art. And today they made sure that this reputation was not sullied.  The Board of Commissioners at the Port of San Diego voted 4 to 2 in favor of accepting a permanent copy, to be cast in bronze, of the...
3/8/12 V/A/L/S Chris Kraus Lecture at UCSD

3/8/12 V/A/L/S Chris Kraus Lecture at UCSD

Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents: Chris Kraus Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 pm UC San Diego, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space on Russell Lane, La Jolla, California 92093 Free and Open to the Public. Chris Kraus will read from her 2011 book WHERE ART BELONGS, that examines recent artistic enterprises that reclaim the use of lived time as a material....
Summer Salon Series 2012 RFP

Summer Salon Series 2012 RFP

After months of hard work, I am excited to say that this year’s Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art is already shaping up to be the best one yet. The themes within the Museum’s summer exhibitions offer a unique opportunity to explore how information about various issues is disseminated on both...
3/7/12 DRONES AT HOME Gallery@CALIT2

3/7/12 DRONES AT HOME Gallery@CALIT2

PRESS RELEASE FROM GALLERY@CALIT2 DRONES AT HOME MARCH 7, 2012-SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 PHASE 1 Opening Reception March 7, 2012 gallery@calit2, 5pm-7pm PHASE 2 Symposium May 11 & 12, 2012 Calit2 Auditorium, 9am-8pm PHASE 3 Opening Reception June 6, 2012 gallery@calit2, 5pm-7pm Closing Reception September 14, 2012 gallery@calit2, 5pm-7pm Drones at Home explores the strange allure of...
3/8/12 More Real than Life: An exhibition of contemporary collage Southwestern College

3/8/12 More Real than Life: An exhibition of contemporary collage Southwestern College

More Real than Life: An exhibition of contemporary collage  Curated by Alexander Jarman March 8-April 12 at Southwestern College Art Gallery  In a digital world, the analog has become all the more important. This exhibition will present 11 contemporary artists, from California to France, currently using scissors and glue rather than a mouse and a...
Reclaim UCSD: March 1st Demands

Reclaim UCSD: March 1st Demands

March 1st Demands STATE OF EMERGENCY: ACTION FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE University of California, San Diego March 1, 2012 http://reclaimucsd.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/march-1st-demands/ I. PREFACE It is with immediate concern that the administration of the University of California, San Diego address issues of upholding the promises of the California Master Plan of Education for an accessible, public, and free University...

2/21/12 ARTIST TALK: HASAN ELAHI @ USD

VISITING ARTIST TALK: HASAN ELAHI TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 5:33 – 7:06 PM CAMINO HALL 153 Hasan Elahi (born 1972, Rangpur, Bangladesh) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, and borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe,...
2/16/12 INFORMAL MARKET WORLDS conference @ UCSD

2/16/12 INFORMAL MARKET WORLDS conference @ UCSD

The Center for Urban Ecologies (CUE) at UCSD and the FWF Science Fund research project ‘Other Markets’ present INFORMAL MARKET WORLDS an international research forum on the trading places of urban informalities Thursday, February 16, 2012, 10am-7pm Friday, February 17, 2012, 10am-7pm at Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall University of California San Diego ——————————————————————————- Informal markets have emerged as...

2/9/12 Goya’s Disasters of War: A Legacy in Print @ USD

Goya’s Disasters of War: A Legacy in Print Thursday, February 9, 2012 – Sunday, May 27, 2012 Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries Cost: free   Between 1810 and 1820 Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) created the Disasters of War series, a set of 80 prints created through the etching and aquatint...
2/3/12 opening reception RECOLLECTION at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

2/3/12 opening reception RECOLLECTION at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

RECOLLECTION is an art exhibition that includes the video installation GULF (2009-2012) by Anna O’Cain and Richard Keely Reception will be this Friday, February 3, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Phone: 619-501-6370 http://downtowngallery.sdsu.edu/ This exhibition will be on view though July 30, 2012. SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Literary Art: Dan Gutstein and Taylor Mardis Katz, February 12, 7pm

Literary Art: Dan Gutstein and Taylor Mardis Katz, February 12, 7pm

Dear Friends, We hope you can join us for our very first reading of 2012 on Saturday, February 4 at 7pm for a reading at Agitprop by Washington, DC poet Dan Gutstein and San Diego poet Taylor Mardis Katz. Dan Gutstein is the author of non/fiction (stories, Edge Books, 2010) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems,...

2/2/12 4-7pm Mapping Occupations OPENING RECEPTION ARTifact Gallery UCSD

ARTifact gallery presents MAPPING OCCUPATIONS Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 4-7pm Free and open to the public February 2-March 31, 2012 Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm ARTifact gallery, housed in the public spaces in and around the offices of Academic Programs at UCSD’s Sixth College, showcases artwork conceptually related to the courses in the Culture, Art & Technology...

1/27/12 Movement by Rob Duarte (book release party) with musical performances by Author & Punisher and starvelab/EVERYTHING IS UP @ Double Break

DOUBLE BREAK EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Movement by Rob Duarte (book release party) with musical performances by Author & Punisher and starvelab/EVERYTHING IS UP.   Friday, January 27, 2012 (6-10pm) Please join us this coming Friday, January 27, 2012 (6-10pm) as we celebrate the release of Movement, a limited-edition artist book by San Diego-based artist Rob Duarte. The evening will...