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"Recovery Justice: Being Well"

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Visit 18th Street's Airport Campus to view a series of artist projects, "Recovery Justice: Being Well."

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Come visit the series of self-organized artist projects "Recovery Justice: Being Well."

The exhibition is open until September 10, 2021 on M-F from 9-5 PM, and Saturday hours from 12-5 PM will begin on July 24.

We encourage you to make an appointment for ease and convenience, but we also welcome walk-in visitors. Please note that all visitors to 18SAC's campus must still wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.


Recovery Justice: Being Well

March 8 - July 16, 2021

North & South Galleries // Outdoors on Airport Ave.

18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)

3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica

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Though our in-person appointments are closed until the end of February, we anticipate being able to open to in-person visits beginning in March, pending the latest public health guidance. Please visit the exhibition page for more details.

“Being Well” is what we seek together as neighbors, and recalls one of the central guiding principles of the City of Santa Monica, the notion of “wellbeing” as key to civic health. Recovery Justice: Being Well, aims to highlight the recent circumstances that have evolved during the pandemic (racial justice demonstrations and destruction, as well as social discontent and general disconnection) into a series of self-organized artist projects that merge the exterior and interior public spaces of City of Santa Monica property. 18th Street Airport Campus at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will be the site where artists reimagine the city and beyond in the midst of complex social unrest globally. Recovery Justice will recuperate through various means the digital and physical footprints left in a city that struggles to reclaim the seemingly peaceful environment it once had. Artists will develop a palette for making and sharing artworks responding to the street experience in safe, healing and expressive modes. This porous series is a point of departure to reconcile and redefine the concept of justice.

This collage of self-organized artist projects was organized around the common theme of Recovery Justice, facilitated as part of Sara Daleiden’s artist project and ongoing conversations nurtured through a series of online conversations with 18th Street’s artist community called “Creative Roundtables” over the past 8 months. These projects will manifest in outdoor presentations on the side of the building; sculptural, photographic, painting and video work in the galleries; and a series of online and drive-in events in Spring of 2021. The artists’ presentations will also be represented online and via a 360 tour for virtual viewing.

Participating artists include: Sara Daleiden, Nicola Goode, Susie McKay Krieser, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, M Susan Broussard, Lionel Popkin, Yrneh Gabon Brown, Lola del Fresno, Debra Disman, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gregg Chadwick, Luciana Abait, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Rebecca Youssef, and Dan S. Wang.

The artist projects as part of Recovery Justice: Being Well is generously supported by the City of Santa Monica’s Art of Recovery program. Sara Daleiden’s residency and facilitation work on these projects is generously supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Bailiwik is also a supporting partner on this exhibition.

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public. We strive to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.

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