ILLUMINATION: 21st Century Interactions with Art + Science + Technology will be a regional showcase featuring the groundbreaking work of San Diego’s resident art, science, and technology communities that uses the arts to humanize, interpret and add relevance to challenging research. In presenting an exhibition on timely issues, ILLUMINATION appeals to a large and diverse audience, one that goes well beyond traditional museum attendees and includes strong STEAM-based interest for young people and adults. Under the creative leadership of guest curator Chi Essary, with additional direction provided by SDAI’s curatorial staff, SDAI has brought together some of the top artists, scientists, and technologists in our region, who, working collaboratively, create the basis for illuminating the complex and often daunting issues of climate change, global health and sustainability to evoke greater clarity, connection, and hope. Artists were asked to create metaphors, images and installations in response to their experience and collaborations with the science community.
Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.