Art San Diego returns to America's Finest City this November 3-6, offering four days of contemporary art at the Balboa Park Activity Center, featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. We are raffling off a pair of passes to the VIP Opening Night Reception, so read on for all the details and be sure to enter.
Art San Diego features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and symposiums. Art San Diego will also launch the third exhibition of the Open Walls Project in October and November to engage leading contemporary artists in transforming commercial billboards and community spaces throughout downtown San Diego into works of public art. This city-wide Art Lab will feature works by a range of internationally collected artists, including Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Sam Durant, Rigo23, Andrea Bowers, and Daniel Guzman. All of the chosen artists incorporate social activism in their work and portray contemporary political issues such as deportation, immigration, and police brutality.
Ten billboards total will be created by the five artists in areas throughout San Diego. Three works will go up on October 17 and seven additional works will go up on October 31. All billboards will be up for the duration of one month. Billboard locations will span from the Tijuana/San Isidro border up throughout downtown and North Park. The project will culminate with the last billboard, by artist Andrea Bowers, being unveiled at Art San Diego during the Opening Night Preview Party on Thursday, November 3, starting at 7:30pm.
The LaunchPad Program will feature Stefani Byrd, whose practice includes video, new media, and interactive technologies. She is most noted for her interactive temporary public art installations, which are hybrids of video and performance art that both disorient and re-orient the viewer. Byrd has received grants and support from groups such as Creative Capital of New York, Flux Projects, the San Diego Art Institute, the San Diego Art Fair, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Idea Capital. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Columbus Museum of American Art, and is also archived as a part of the Public Art Database project.
One-day tickets for Art San Diego are priced at $20 online/$25 at the door for general admission. For opening night attendance, tickets are priced at $75 online/$85 at the door. Proceeds from the opening night ticket sales go directly to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
For more information on Art San Diego, visit art-sandiego.com.