The San Diego Museum of Art entered a partnership with the Centro Cultural Tijuana recently to sponsor a network of contemporary arts events and actions set in the San Diego/Tijuana region. The ambitious collaborative effort, known as inSite 05, is over four weekends of intense activity. One of the four components, “Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art” opened on consecutive days in both cities.
Just before Farsites made its official debut in San Diego, a crowd of museum supporters from both sides of the border gathered at the San Diego Museum of Art to view the exhibition that museum director and La Jolla resident Derrick Cartwright acknowledged was challenging.
Among the La Jolla art aficionados on hand for the event were Michael Krichman, Esther Nahama, Patti and Coop Cooprider, John and Toni Bloomberg, Hugh Davies and his son Dorian, Betty Hiller, Richard Levi, Carlos Malamud, Gene and Marilyn Marx, Steve McDonald, Courtney Coyle, Sheila and Hughes Potiker, Yolanda Walther-Meade, Jose Tasende, Joe and Andrea Schmidt, and Michaella Velichkova.