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What You’re Missing Right Now at Art San Diego

The contemporary art fair ends this Sunday


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This cool painting is from Adriana Budich Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires.

 

I’m not sure I would call Art SD a “fair.” You walk into this beautiful space, the Balboa Park Activity Center (2145 Park Blvd.), and the atmosphere just hits you. It feels magical, inspiring, and, yes, expensive. Not like the fairs I go to. Nearly 100 local fine art galleries are there representing, as well as institutions from Tijuana, Miami, Chicago, Japan, and beyond! I suggest starting on the periphery and taking a lap, then wandering the interior as systematically as possible.

You’ll find all kinds of contemporary art to view and purchase, including some high-design furniture ("livable works of art"), jewelry from local designer Charles Koll, works by the beloved Ingrid Croce, as well as pieces from the San Diego Mesa College Art Department, and photographs of the Beatles and other music icons on display from Morrison Hotel Gallery.

This year’s theme is [ COLLIDE ], intended to highlight the collisions of different worlds—art and film, for example, or the collaboration between two nationalities.

Art SD takes place November 7-10, 2013. Click here for a schedule of art talks and special events.

Scroll down for a small sneak peek of the awesome range of art styles and genres.

The central lounge was designed by NewSchool of Architecture and Design & ECOR. Watch their video here

Artist Shinichi Sugimoto’s work comes direct from Kyoto, Japan!

Mowing the Lawn is a multimedia installation and performance. Artist Avery Lawrence played a video of himself dressed up and mowing a lawn, as well as drinking lemonade, and he did the exact same thing for us, live. So meta.

Steven Lombardi collected broken surfboards and reused them for Last Wave.

That Which We Cannot Hold, by Margaret Noble, is a series of “illuminated hanging paper sculptures which explore the fragility and futility of human interference with natural processes.” (This piece is really huge in person.)

 

 

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