Green Space/Civic Space
In response to this year's Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need?– the evening of July 14, 2011 will consider the idea of Green Space/Civic Space.
The following is a detailed list of the evening's events and participants:
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Lara Bank presents The Portable Forest with Human Pots
In Bank's participatory art work, Museum visitors will be be able to wander amongst evergreen trees on wheels and don wearable foliage accessories tailored for distinct environments. In speaking about her work, Bank has said, "When we are bound physically to wearable plant works, we are necessarily more aware of the needs of the local flora. We can imagine a dystopic future where the only arable land is transported nomadically, on our bodies or on wheels." Lara Bank is a Los Angeles artist producing conceptual participatory artworks questioning notions of ownership, space, communication, equity, and accomplishment through communal actions. More of her work can be found here.
This work will take place in the Museum's Lower Rotunda
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Héctor Iván Delgado Estrada presents Punto de Fuga
Estrada's two-minute looping video documents his intervention in the space of Mexico City's subway. His seemingly banal yet purposeful, considered actions question how public space is activated. As a slight play on words, Punto de Fuga (Vanishing Point) refers both to the architectural spaces depicted in the video and the point at which the artist disappears from the camera's view.
This video will be screend in the Museum's Rotunda Mezzanine.
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Giuseppe No-Host Bar
Giuseppe's Restaurant will offer beer, wine and light snacks.
The bar is located in the Museum's Lower Rotunda.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Art-Making Activity: Printmaking
Join Museum Educator Megan Quigley for an art-making activity that is both fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
This activity will take place in the Museum's IMAGE Gallery.
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Richard Gleaves presents his half-hour lecture Public Art Disasters in San Diego.
Using specific examples, Gleaves shows how public art practice has changed in the past three decades, and what role community involvement should play in the development process.
More of Richard Gleaves' work can be found here: http://www.richardgleaves.net
This talk will take place in Gallery 18.