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AGITPROPSan Diego Museum of Art | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org Knowledge toolkits to go Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 SDMA Summer Salon Series: Allison Cobb, Friday, August 17th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/08/17/sdma-summer-salon-series-allison-cobb-friday-august-17th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/08/17/sdma-summer-salon-series-allison-cobb-friday-august-17th/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2012 04:18:10 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7788 allison1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Allison Cobb in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times called Green-Wood “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.” Cobb’s work combines history, nonfiction narrative and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Cobb will read from her work in progress, The Autobiography of Plastic.  For this work, the author is tracing the journey of a single piece of plastic that probably came from the Consolidated factory in San Diego during WWII. It was stamped VP-101, the name of a WWII PBY squadron. It turned up on Midway Island in 2004, inside the belly of a dead albatross chick. As more plastic pollution enters the ocean, this is becoming a common phenomenon: One study says 40% of albatross chicks die from swallowing plastic, Cobb says.

“We can read such statistics, but we may not really feel their full meaning,” she notes, “unless we can understand about a single piece of plastic and the lives it passed through.” In this case, they include the factory workers in San Diego, the young Navy pilot who survived being shot down by the Japanese but lost his plane, and the wildlife photographer who removed every piece of plastic – more than 500 in all – from the albatross chick she had been photographing only the day before. “I hope,” says Cobb, “that by uncovering such traces I can show that the autobiography of plastic is really the autobiography of all of us.”

 

San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, August 17, 7:30

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/130866180390290/

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/149903861746355/

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Omar Pimienta & John Pluecker, Friday, July, 20th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/20/sdma-summer-salon-series-omar-pimienta-john-pluecker-friday-july-20th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/20/sdma-summer-salon-series-omar-pimienta-john-pluecker-friday-july-20th/#comments Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:13:50 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7785 Omar-Pimienta-artist-photo

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Omar Pimienta and John Pluecker  in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, July 20 at 8pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. He received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2010 and his B.A in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University in 2006. He has published three books of poetry, including:Primera Persona Ella (Ediciones de La Esquina, 2004 and Littera Libros, 2009) and La Libertad: Ciudad de Paso (CECUT, 2006 and Aullido Libros, 2008). His most recent book, Escribo desde Aquí, won the Emilio Prado 10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain, 2009. His work as a visual artist has been shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Oceanside Museum of art; Centro Cultural Tijuana; Centro Cultural de España in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Cineteca UNAM, Mexico City, among other venues.

John Pluecker is  is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Rio Grande ReviewPicnicThird TextAnimal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. There are two chapbooks of his work, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010) and Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011).  A third chapbook, Killing Current, will be published by Mouthfeel Press in 2012.

 

San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, July 20, 8pm

Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/418354834881470/

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:

http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit:

http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/149903861746355/

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Sesshu Foster, Friday, June 29th http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/29/sdma-summer-salon-series-sesshu-foster-friday-june-29th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/29/sdma-summer-salon-series-sesshu-foster-friday-june-29th/#comments Sat, 30 Jun 2012 03:58:09 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7782 foster-sesshu

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for a reading by Sesshu Foster in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, June 29 at 7pm in Gallery 18. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.

In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.

Sesshu Foster will read from his award-winning text Atomik Aztex.  In the alternate universe of Atomik Aztex, the Aztecs rule, having conquered the European invaders long ago. Aztek warriors with totemic powers are busy colonizing Europe, and human sacrifice is basic to economic growth. Zenzontli, Keeper of the House of Darkness, is plagued by nightmares of a parallel reality where American consumerism reigns supreme. Ghosts of banished Aztek warriors emerge to haunt contemporary Los Angeles, and Zenzontli’s visions of Hell become real as he’s trapped in a job in an East L.A. meatpacking plant.

Sesshu Foster has taught composition and literature in East L.A. for 20 years. He’s also taught writing at the University of Iowa, the California Institute for the Arts and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has been published in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Language for a New Century: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, and State of the Union: 50 Political Poems. One of his last readings at St. Mark’s Poetry Project NYC is Mp3 archived at www.salon.com and local readings are archived at www.sicklyseason.com. He is currently collaborating with artist Arturo Romo and other writers on the website, www.ELAguide.org. His most recent books are the novel Atomik Aztex and World Ball Notebook. He blogs at East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines.

San Diego Museum of Art
Gallery 18
Friday, June 29, 7pm
Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/194590347335376/?context=create

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:

http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit:

http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2012-beyond-banner-3

For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series, you can join our Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/149903861746355/

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Literary Art @ Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky, September 1, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/29/summer-salon-series-at-sdma-katie-farris-ilya-kaminsky/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/29/summer-salon-series-at-sdma-katie-farris-ilya-kaminsky/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:28:03 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3646 Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for the last Agitprop reading of the summer at the San Diego Museum of Art, Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM, with Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the Asian Court.

Katie Farris

Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls (Marick Press, 2011) and her poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Verse, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Mid-American Review, Meridian, Fugue, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and currently teaches Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at San Diego State University.

Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. Ilya is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) which won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine. Dancing In Odessa was also named Best Poetry Book of the Year 2004 by ForeWord Magazine. It was translated into several languages. He is the editor in chief of Poetry International and the poetry editor of Words Without Borders.

San Diego Museum of Art
Asian Court Room
Thursday, September 1, 7 pm

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187696177967524

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2011

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Bruna Mori, Thursday, Aug. 25th http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/25/sdma-summer-salon-series-bruna-mori-thursday-aug-25th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/25/sdma-summer-salon-series-bruna-mori-thursday-aug-25th/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:03:59 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7778 brunamori_-_copy_1

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego Museum of Art, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 at 6:45 PM, with Bruna Mori

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday   Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the Asian Court.

Bruna Mori is the author of Dérive (Meritage Press), a book of cityscape poems with sumi-ink paintings by Mathew Kinney, and is currently working on a suburbs project with photographer George Porcari, tentatively titled Beige. Mori has held workshops on citywriting at SCI_Arc and CalArts with Jen Hofer. In San Diego, she has taught at UCSD, Woodbury, and the NewSchool of Architecture + Design, and writes for SDCVB, San Diego’s “official travel resource.” She is also Lucien’s mom.

San Diego Museum of Art
Asian Court Room
Thursday, August 25, 6:45pm

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206976212694565

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website: http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, Please visit: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/summer-salon-series-2011

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SDMA Summer Salon Series: Rae Armantrout on Thursday, August 19th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/19/sdma-summer-salon-series-rae-armantrout-august-19th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/19/sdma-summer-salon-series-rae-armantrout-august-19th/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:32:33 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7744 Rae-Armantrout

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the cialis 5mg San Diego
Museum of Art on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 at 6:15 PM, with Rae Armantrout.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
“Asian Court” room.

Wesleyan will publish Rae Armantrout’s next collection, Money Shot, in
spring of 2011. Armantrout’s most recent book, Versed (Wesleyan,
2009), received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics
Circle Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next Life
(Wesleyan, 2007), was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007
by The New York Times. Other recent books include Collected Prose
(Singing Horse, 2007), Up to Speed  (Wesleyan, 2004), The Pretext
(Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan
University Press, 2001). Her poems have been included in anthologies
such as American Hybrid (Norton, 2009), Postmodern American Poetry: A
Norton Anthology (1993), American Women Poets in the 21st Century:
Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (Wesleyan, 2002), The Oxford
Book of American Poetry (Oxford, 2006) and The Best American Poetry of
1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.. Armantrout received an award
in poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and a
Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics
at the University of California, San Diego. Writing in Poetry
magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, “I would trade the bulk of
contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry
like Armantrout’s.

Geoffrey Cunningham will be doing a performance/installation in the
lower rotunda all evening, and Joshua White will offer a jazz concert
upstairs at 7pm. We hope that you can join us for Rae Armantrout’s
reading as well as these other events.

San Diego Museum of Art
“Asian Court” Room
Thursday, August 19, 6:15 PM

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=120863121295170
Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA
website:http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please
visit:http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-
series

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SDMA Summer Salon Series & Agitprop: James Meetze, July, 22nd http://agitpropspace.org/2010/07/22/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-james-meetze-july-22nd/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/07/22/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-james-meetze-july-22nd/#comments Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:25:25 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7741 178965_489449361089907_675746594_n

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego
Museum of Art this Thursday, July 22,  7pm, with James Meetze.

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
room with the “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece”
Exhibition.

James Meetze’s book Dayglo was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of
the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press. He is also the
author of I Have Designed This For You (2007), and editor, with Simon
Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, 2010). The recipient of the 2001 Poet Laureate Award
from the University of California, he has taught poetry and creative
writing at the University of California, San Diego, California State
University, San Marcos, and in the MFA Program at National University.
He lives in San Diego with his soon-to-be wife Lorelei, his son
Brighton, and their cats.

During your visit will be able to explore the works of living artists
and writers, participate in hands-on art making activities, enjoy a
cocktail, and view the Museum’s current exhibitions and collections.
We invite the public to join some of the most exciting artists working
in Southern California and immerse themselves in what’s happening
right now in our local art scene

Artist Presentations will be occurring in the museum before and after
the reading: Known also as the one man band Author and Punisher,
Tristan Shone will haul his drone machines inside the Museum to play
some songs from his latest album and Bombshell! Boom Boom will conduct
both an instrument making workshop and marching band procession for
all.
San Diego Museum of Art
“Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” Exhibition Room
Thursday, July 22, 7PM

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA
website:http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please
visit:http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-
series

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SDMA Summer Salon Series & Agitprop: Wallace & Graham, June 24th http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/24/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-wallace-graham-june-24th/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/06/24/sdma-summer-salon-series-agitprop-wallace-graham-june-24th/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:23:02 +0000 Kylie King http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7737 970458_10153071462165581_266106120_n

Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for an Agitprop reading at the San Diego
Museum of Art this Thursday, June 24,  7pm, with Mark Wallace & K.
Lorraine Graham

In conjunction with Agitprop Gallery, the Agitprop Reading Series is
collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art to present Thursday
Summer Salons featuring contemporary artists and writers from Southern
California. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with
college ID, and open to the public. The reading will take place in the
room with the “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece”
Exhibition.

Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of
poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the
2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer
Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous
publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It
Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism.
Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking
Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008).
Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot.

K. Lorraine Graham is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of
Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including
Large Waves to Large Obstacles, forthcoming from Take-Home Project.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Traffic, Area Sneaks,
Foursquare and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego with her
partner, Mark Wallace, and Lester Young, a pacific parrotlet.

During your visit will be able to explore the works of living artists
and writers, participate in hands-on art making activities, enjoy a
cocktail, and view the Museum’s current exhibitions and collections.
We invite the public to join some of the most exciting artists working
in Southern California and immerse themselves in what’s happening
right now in our local art scene

Artist Presentations will be occurring in the museum before and after
the reading.

Judith Pedroza will recreate the block where she grew up in Mexico
City in scale model with her work Marina Nacional 80. Visitors will be
invited to help her expand the work throughout the evening by adding
additional buildings and roads.

Michael Trigilio will present one of his video works. Michael is a
founding member of the independent radio project Neighborhood Public
Radio, which was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

San Diego Museum of Art
“Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” Exhibition Room
Thursday, June 24, 7PM

Directions and parking information are available on the SDMA website:
http://www.sdmart.org/visit/travel-information

For more information about the Summer Salon Series, please visit:
http://sdma.balboaparkonline.org/programs-events/summer-salon-series

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