Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980 was a scholarly initiative funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust to historicize the contributions to contemporary art history of artists, curators, critics, and others based in Los Angeles. Planned for nearly a decade, PST, as it was called, granted nearly 60 organizations throughout Southern California a total of $10 million to produce exhibitions (on view between September 2011 and April 2012) that explored the years between 1945 and 1980.[1][2] Underscoring the significance of this project, art critic Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times:

Before [PST], we knew a lot [about the history of contemporary art], and that lot tended to greatly favor New York. A few Los Angeles artists were highly visible and unanimously revered, namely Ed Ruscha and other denizens of the Ferus Gallery, that supercool locus of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s, plus Bruce Nauman and Chris Burden, but that was about it. After, we know a whole lot more, and the balance is much more even. One of the many messages delivered by this profusion of what will eventually be nearly 70 museum exhibitions is that New York did not act alone in the postwar era. And neither did those fabulous Ferus boys.[3]

ARTnews named the initiative as the decade's most important exhibition and cited how its archival research project had already impacted the history of art by the end of the decade through multiple exhibitions of historically underrepresented work.[4]

Among the artists included Edit

Participating arts institutions Edit

The following organizations presented exhibitions in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time:[6]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Knight, Christopher (18 September 2011). "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. ^ "PST Fact Sheet" (PDF). Getty Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  3. ^ Smith, Roberta (10 November 2011). "A New Pin on the Art Map". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ Durón, Maximilíano; Greenberger, Alex (December 17, 2019). "The Most Important Art Exhibitions of the 2010s". ARTnews. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Women's Building History: Linda Nishio". Otis College via YouTube. 2010.
  6. ^ "PST List of Partners" (PDF). Getty Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  7. ^ "American Museum of Ceramic Art". AMOCA.org. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Woman's Building".

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