Horton Plaza, 5th Floor between
Fresh Up Barber Shop and Nordstrom:
December 12, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
& December 13, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DATE NIGHT invited local artist-run and alternative gallery spaces as well as artists, poets, and musicians to participate in this unique contemporary art event, offering them booths and walls; some chose to work without walls. Through a generous invitation from the San Diego Art Institute they have programmed an event in an unused storefront. Collectively they decided to use this as an opportunity to pass sections of space and air wave across members of a community that often feels dispersed, fragmented, and decisively minimal. And what a more fitting location than the mall?! A place for the misfits, the disjointed, and the dislocated to reclaim and hang out in full anti-capitalist critique! Contrary to contemporary mall critique, at this mall, ambient sources of aesthetic arousal amplify to keep the customer coming. Intrepid spaces are: Carla, Friend’s Collective, Helmuth Project, Poderes Unidos, A Ship in the Woods, Space 4 Art, SPF15, TARP Reform, UAG, Untitled Space.