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MCASD's 'Very Large Array' celebrates regional artists | UTSanDiego.com
"Primary patrons

In conceiving the exhibition, Dawsey and Davies decided to represent every San Diego and Tijuana artist in the institution’s collection, built over the course of the last 50 years. The museum defined “San Diego artists” as artists who lived here, practiced here or taught here. Of the 102 artists it identified in its collection, about a quarter of them — 27 to be exact — are from Tijuana (their influence and concerns are one of the show’s most pervasive qualities).

“What distinguishes us from the San Diego Museum of Art, or the Timken Museum, or every other museum in town except perhaps the Mingei, is we are primary patrons of living artists,” Davies said. “And there’re no more important artists than our own artists.”

That statement might come as a surprise to some local artists, who have perceived the museum as somewhat removed from their everyday realities. But as the local art community has become more energized, so has the museum’s attitude toward it. Over the past year, MCASD invited representatives of local art spaces (from Agitprop to Space 4 Art) into the museum for conversations, which resulted in a loose coalition now called Think Tank.

During the recent Fall for the Arts events, the museum and Think Tank participated in the festival’s Pod Project and produced a zine, “Other Ideas,” which highlights the aspirations of some of the alternative arts spaces.

“The Think Tank is a good step,” said artist and Agitprop founder David White, who was involved in the museum’s 2010 show “Here Not There: San Diego Art Now” and the Orange County Museum of Art’s most recent California Biennial (he’s not represented in MCASD’s collection and therefore not in “The Very Large Array”). “It’s great there’s an acknowledgment from that institution toward what I think is a trend toward independently run spaces and artist-initiative-driven spaces in the city.”

“Here Not There,” which included approximately 40 artists, marked a coming-of-age moment for the San Diego scene. Unlike “Here Not There,” however, “The Very Large Array” is a timeline (to use Dawsey’s description), not a snapshot. It presents an even more impressive overview of the local art community.

“Every museum of contemporary art has this balancing act,” Davies said. “How much do you deal with, acknowledge, recognize, your local art community at the risk of becoming provincial and navel gazing? And how much do you bring in work from around the world that makes you cosmopolitan and makes you part of an international dialogue about art?

“My sense is, for a city like ours, which is very close to a major art capital, Los Angeles, we should probably err on the side of showing, patronizing, nurturing our own artists.”"

[Paginated version: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/dec/07/MCASD-array/ ]
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april 2013 by robertogreco
Venue
"Venue — a portable media rig, interview studio, multi-format event platform, and forward-operating landscape research base — will pop up at sites across North America from June 2012 through fall 2013.

Under the direction of Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, Venue officially launches Friday, June 8, with a public event from 6-8pm at the Nevada Museum of Art in downtown Reno, Nevada.

In collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art and with Columbia University’s Studio-X Global Network Initiative, Venue will traverse North America in a series of routes, visiting such sites as New Mexico’s Very Large Array, Arches National Park, the world’s largest living organism in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, and the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival.

At these and many other locations, Venue will serve as a backdrop — or venue — for original interviews with people from an extraordinary range of disciplines, even as it records and surveys…"
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june 2012 by robertogreco

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