L.A. celebrates post war art

Would you like to relive the history of post-war art in Los Angeles? Beginning January 19, 2012, you can, at sites across Los Angeles, as part of The Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival.

[By Monica Harris, Photo by Michael Oh]

This unique festival, made possible by grants from the Getty Foundation, celebrates the history of the Los Angeles art scene from 1945 to 1980, using reenactments, music, art, sculpture and installations on display throughout the city.

For 11 days, new groundbreaking artwork will be on display at various locations. And each evening from 8pm to 2am, Black Box will host an after-party with live performances.

A partial list of scheduled events:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. –  Civic Virtue: Watts Towers Here and Now. A celebration of the Watts community including sculptures, public readings, and musical performances. At Watts Towers Arts Center.

7:30 p.m. –  X, with special guests The Dead Kennedys and The Avengers. Performance at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

On display to public, stop by any time:

Los Angeles Police Rape Map, by Suzanne Lacy.  In this installation at the L.A. Police Department, Suzanne Lacy and other young women will mark a map of Los Angeles with the previous day’s police reports.

East of No-West, Willie Herrón’s new mural is located near Cal State Los Angeles.

Artists’ Tower of Protest, by Mark Di Suvero. A re-staging of Mark di Suvero’s 1966 monumental work in protest of the Vietnam War.  Located in West Hollywood.

Disappearing Environments.  A public art installation from 1968 is recreated from 25 tons of dry ice and illuminated. Located at Barkar Hangar, Santa Monica Airport.

For more details and a complete schedule visit Pacific Standard Time Festival.org


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