1-8 March 2016
Reception on Friday, March 4th // 5-7PM
Free music and light refreshments.

A NEW STANDARD is an exciting collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UC San Diego. Seven UC San Diego students showcase works responding to the exhibition "Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s".

A NEW STANDARD expands from this radius, reflecting on alternative and hybrid conceptions of culture and identity. Farshid Bazmandegan, Tori Estrada-Odama, Shuqi Huang, and Emily Zheng created artworks for the exhibition while Angelica Fuentes and Audrey Maier curated works by Neda Kerendian, Diana Benavidez, Thomas McGovern and Juan Delgado. Their projects reflecting a multiplicity of experiences and realities, challenging the existence/notion of what is standard.

The students participated in discussions and workshops facilitated by Michael Ano, Visual Arts MFA candidate at UC San Diego, Grant Kester, Professor of Art History at UC San Diego, and Cris Scorza, Education Curator at MCASD.

A NEW STANDARD is made possible through the Sixth College, Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT) department at UC San Diego, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art's Education Programs. Education Programs at MCASD are supported by Qualcomm Foundation, California Arts Council, The ResMed Foundation, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Price Philanthropies Foundation, proceeds from the 2014 Biennial Art Auction, and annual contributors to the MCASD Museum Fund. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.

MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, California 92037

Image is courtesy of Michael Ano.

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