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Disestablishment: Public Destruction Event

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Disestablishment: Public Destruction Event

Location: The San Diego Museum of Art


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Friday, September 17, 2021
2:00–5:00 p.m. PT
Museum steps

Be part of the Disestablishment: John Raymond Mireles exhibition as it overturns the traditional museum experience by inviting the public to destroy photographs of remote landscapes that have recently had their US National Monument status revoked and been opened to drilling and mining. Large-scale photographs by local San Diego artist John Raymond Mireles are now on view at the Museum showcasing the remote beauty of these sites, then on September 16 and 17, Mireles invites the public to help mark and destroy the works. The photographs will then be rehung in their tattered form. The destruction of the images question complicity by mimicking the fate that awaits the scenic sites.

The public destruction events on September 16 and 17, held on the Museum steps, will invite the public to use pens and tools to mark, scratch, and rip into the works.

Signed waiver required to participate. Must be 12 years or older and minors must be accompanied by an adult.


September 17, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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