One of the many collaborative events taking place during the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy is an exhibition that focuses on a group of artists from the 1960s in Venice, California. The curators, Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro, chose artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Robert Graham, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, and James Turell for the show in the Palazzo Contarini Dagli Scrigni. In this conversation with Sabine Trieloff, Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro talk about the concept of the show.
The exhibition – the full title is “Venice in Venice. Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art From 1960 to the Present” – has been mounted by Foundation 20 21 in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together for six months in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.
Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. Initiated through $10 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time involves cultural institutions of every size and character across Southern California, from Greater Los Angeles to San Diego and Santa Barbara to Palm Springs. An interview with Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute is available here.
Venice in Venice. Glow & Reflection – Venice California Art From 1960 to the Present. Walkthrough and interview, Venice / Italy, June 1, 2011.
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