Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner (August 3)
5:00 -9:00 p.m. Giuseppe's Bar Service
6:00-7:00 p.m. Art-Making Activity: Record Art
7:00-8:00 p.m. Get Mad at Sin! A Message to the Young People of Today By Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, As Preached at the First Assemply of God in Van Buren, Arkansas
8:15-8:45 p.m. Flying Missiles, Atomic Bombs and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Join Daniela Kelly, Museum Educator, for an art-making workshop that is sure to be fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
Get Mad at Sin!
Nationally recognized performer Andrew Dinwiddie will re-enact a sermon from Preacher Jimmy Swaggert. The performance, based on a now out-of-print-vinyl recording of Swaggert's 1971 speech in Arkansas, ironically attacks popular culture, especially show business, even though Swaggert is an iconic performer himself and is the cousin of rocker Jerry Lee Lewis. While Dinwiddie breathes new life into Swaggert's words, they inevitably mean something different to us then they would have originally 40 years ago.
Artists Kelly Eginton and Joe Yorty will present a sound installation in which they simultaneously play multiple vinyl records of Jimmy Swaggert's sermons and gospels. The artists will engage in impromptu sound distortion by playing records backwards or introducing foreign materials onto the records.
What is the Summer Salon Series?
Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, 2012, The San Diego Museum of Art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information. Where do we get our news from? Who and what controls our access to information? What are the historical images and myths that affect our current social, cultural and political discourse? How is fiction used by artists to tell stories and create awareness of particular issues? Is there such a thing as the ethical use of propaganda? With such a glut of information at our fingertips, how do we assemble this information into practical knowledge? What are the personal fictions we tell ourselves as individuals? When does "the document" become the event itself in terms of shaping public discourse? These are the types of questions that have been raised since the popularization of postmodernist inquiry in the 20th century, which raise relevant questions for the information age, and serve as an appropriate link between contemporary art and the 15th century art that will be on view at the Museum over the summer.
This program provides the Museum an opportunity to present its version of the “salon,” a place for all those interested in art and culture to meet, discuss ideas, and engage with artistic performances. The Series presents projects, performances, talks, demonstrations, and workshops, most for one night only.