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Simone Aaberg Kaern: Seize the Sky

15 February through 5 May 2010


  • Simone Aaberg Kaern

Special Events


An International Symposium on Women's Rights
Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 to 8:15 PM, Hardy Tower 140

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


Wednesday, March 10, 8:30 to 10:00 PM, University Art Gallery

About the Exhibition

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.


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