|William Feeney,, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Shinpei Takeda |
from 2016 New Contemporaries.
I so much believe in the quality of the art in San Diego, that I just can’t believe that no major art institution here has made it their mission to make sure that the artists of our region are recognized world wide. It seems to be a concept that has slipped through the cracks of our vision leaders.
The SDMA and MOCASD don’t have missions to feature local artists. But they are probably in the best position financially to fund exhibitions that reach out to other cities. I do believe that to be a world class museum, you should be creating exhibitions and traveling them even if the subject is not contemporary art. But I believe it is actually the quality of the living artist in our community that is our most valuable asset.
Other visual arts institutions in SD probably don’t have the budgets for this expensive exercise, but it should be a long term goal. If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to have a dream come true.