5:00-9:00 p.m. Giuseppe's Bar Service
5:00-9:00 p.m. Drone Readymade
5:00-9:00 p.m. Ad Sense, an installation by Tim Schwartz
6:00-7:00 p.m. Art-Making Activity: Zine-Making Workshop
6:00-8:00 p.m. The Quilt Conversation
6:00-8:00 p.m. Ryanna Projects presents Don't Mistake Our Intelligence for Knowledge
6:00-8:00 p.m. Giuseppe's Seasonal Prix Fixe Dinner
8:00 p.m. Screening of Shooting People by Ash Smith
The Periscope Project will present a Predator Drone crate that has been converted into a mock apartment and performance piece for visualizing San Diego's military industrial complex across an otherwise hidden landscape. The work will be available for public viewing in front of the Museum, where Periscope will also hand out free books that document the previous instantiations, performances and conversations that have been apart of their ongoing project Drone Readymade. This presentation will take place in front of the Museum's main entrance.
Daniela Kelly, Museum Educator, will lead a zine-making workshop that is sure to be fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels. This workshop will take place in The Studio.
Don't Mistake our Intelligence for Knowledge
Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, or Ryanna Projects, will be remotely flying a small drone around Balboa Park as part of their presentation Don't Mistake Our Intelligence for Knowledge. The artists have compiled a publication that features their research on drones which will be available at the event. THis work explores the rapid rise of drone technology in warfare, surveillance, security, and entertainment and the shifts it brings to our understandings of the world and our responsibilities in it. During its flight, the drone will be sending still images back to a large screen at the Museum for audiences to witness. This project will be on view in the Sculpture Court.
Ash Smith performed Shooting People during last year's Summer Salon Series. The work was intended to be a live performance that lived on afterwards as a film. The Museum is proud to screen this video as a follow up to last year's incredible performance. This screening will occur in Gallery 5.
The Quilt Conversation
The Quilt Conversation
will take place over ten weeks this summer. Artist Andrew Printer, with Ann Olsen, have organized two groups of quilters who will work at the Museum on Friday evenings to construct two quilts that recall the 1980’s. Inspired by major artworks that emerged during the AIDS crisis one group of quilters will consist of those who contributed to the original NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C. The second group will recall and historicize other themes of that decade, ranging from Paul Simon’s Graceland to the fall of the Berlin wall. Each group’s quilt making conversations will be recorded and that text will form the basis of a performance to be presented on the last evening of the Summer Salon Series 2012. In addition, the completed quilts will be formally presented and hung in the rotunda of the Museum on Fridays upon their completion until the final evening. The Quilt Conversation project will take place every Friday evening for two hours in the Upper Rotunda beginning June 15th.
Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and agitprop.