Since 2009, Art San Diego has helped put our lovely, art-filled city at the cultural forefront by introducing people to inspiring work created regionally. Galleries from all over bring work to share at the four-day event, which kicks off Thursday in Balboa Park.
While many of the city’s biggest collectors won’t be highlighted at this year’s fair, the Art San Diego’s Art Labs still has plenty to offer from Tijuana and San Diego makers, the U-T reports.
These noncommercial and more experimental presentations give creative minds space to explore and innovate, featuring special projects curated by San Diego art institutions, spaces and universities.
This year, check out “The Gates of Heck,” Perry Vasquez’s immersive performance piece that melds comic books, punk rock, fine art and video to tell immigrants’ crossing stories. Definitely don’t miss Cesar Vazquez and Claudia Ramirez Martinez’s “Limites/Boundaries,” an installation piece on breaking boundaries or Steven A. Lombardi and Magpie Collective’s “Weightless Lounge,” an installation where we can all take a quick rest. Truth be told, everything happening in the Art Labs looks awesome.
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