San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Arts Program is happy to announce the unveiling of the Make Yourself at Home exhibition located throughout Terminal 2 pre-and-post security.
Make Yourself at Home features 16 distinct exhibitors whose artwork and collections explore how the concept of home differs for each person and shapes our memories, identities, and sense of belonging in an increasingly nomadic world. Artists rely on the motif of home as a way to draw connections between personal histories, and timely political themes including immigration, homelessness, urban planning, race, and gender.
“The SAN Arts Program is instrumental in enhancing SAN’s customer experience,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “The Make Yourself at Home exhibition takes on new and imaginative ways to view the concept of home. We hope passengers traveling through San Diego take a moment to embrace the art and find new meaning in what home means to them.”
“The timing of this collection couldn’t be better considering many of us spent a large part of 2020 at home during the pandemic and have different takeaways on the meaning of home, as well as what it means to be able to leave home and then return,” said Airport Authority’s Chris Chalupsky, Senior Manager of the Arts Program. “We believe this exhibition will expand on this concept and offer insight and connections to our Southern California region for travelers either visiting or coming home.”
Selected by a jury of arts professionals, Make Yourself at Home features artists who were chosen based on their creativity, unique use of media, and relevance to the exhibition theme. Types of artwork in the exhibition include sculpture, painting, photography, video, woven textiles, ceramics, site-specific installation, and more. The temporary exhibition also features work displayed as part of the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts & Culture’s SD Practice initiative, which is in keeping with the Make Yourself at Home theme. All exhibition pieces will remain on display through May 2022.
For more information about the Make Yourself at Home exhibition, as well as other SAN Arts Program initiatives, please visit arts.san.org.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25-million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Authority is continuing progress with the New T1 program that will replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more efficient facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit san.org.