Exhibit explores alternate realities at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla
By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla celebrated an invasion of otherworldly art at the members’ opening of “Approximately Infinite Universe” on June 7, 2013. The works explore ideas about time and space travel, aliens, historical re-visions, futuristic cities, and the best (and worst) of all possible worlds.
The show takes its title from a 1973 album of the same name by Yoko Ono, the now 80-year-old avant-gardist whose 1966 video installation, “Sky TV,” is on display with multiple small screens framing views of the outdoor sky via live-feed cameras. Ono’s album cover is recreated in a drawing done three decades later by Andrea Bowers, a feminist artist based in Los Angeles.
“Approximately Infinite Universe” features an array of styles and subjects, including paintings, photographs and sculptures, along with film installations inspired by the works of NASA, sci-fi writers, Walt Disney and one artist’s schizophrenic mother.
To accompany the exhibit, the museum will have special events like movies and music, 5-8 p.m. Thursday evenings with food trucks outside and at 6:15 p.m. July 11, 2013 a screening of Chris Marker’s 1962 time-travel classic, “La Jetée.”
IF YOU GO
• What: ‘Approximately Infinite Universe’ art exhibit
• When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, 2013. Closed Wednesdays
• Where: Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla
• Cost: La Jolla admission $5, general admission $10, free 5-7 p.m. third Thursdays
• Contact: (858) 454-3541
• Website: mcasd.org
- Art museums in La Jolla and San Diego launch collaborative ‘Behold, America!’
- New Athenaeum book celebrates 20 years, 40 artists of La Jolla’s Music & Arts Library
- ‘Lifelike’ exhibit re-imagines reality at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla
- [Exclusive VIDEO] Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘The Simpsons’ Director Rich Moore draws crowds to Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla
- Vicki Walsh pop-up art ‘heads’ above all others at La Jolla exhibit
Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=110018