The haudenschild Garage supported the University Art Gallery of San Diego State University exhibition Simone Aaberg Kaern: Seize the Sky on view from February 15 – May 5, 2010.
A symposium, An International Symposium on Women’s Rights, took place on March 10, 2010.
Simone Aaberg Kaern: Seize the Sky is a fourteen-year survey of the Danish artist’s video works that address the sky as airspace unbounded by political borders and examine flight as a metaphor for individual freedom. Seize the Sky is Aaberg Kaern’s premiere exhibition on the West Coast, and her first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibition and symposium are organized and curated by Tina Yapelli, director of the University Art Gallery at San Diego State University. The exhibition and symposium are sponsored by the San Diego State University Art Council; the School of Art, Design and Art History; the SDSU Center for the Visual and Performing Arts; the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts; and the fund for Instructionally Related Activities. The exhibition and symposium are organized in conjunction with the fortieth anniversary of the Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. Simone Aaberg Kaern is represented by Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark.
An International Symposium on Women’s Rights March 10, 2010
Moderated by Jenni Prisk, president and founder of Voices of Women, La Jolla, California. Presentations by Simone Aaberg Kaern, artist and pilot, Copenhagen, Denmark; Jessica Cox, motivational speaker and pilot, Tucson, Arizona; Loeky Droesen, senior program officer, Aim for Human Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Anh Hua, assistant professor, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University; Lieutenant Chris Kieszek, pilot, United States Navy and assistant professor, Department of Naval Science, San Diego State University; Captain Latifa Nabizada, pilot, Afghan National Army Air Corps, Kabul, Afghanistan.