Pacific Standard Time Performance & Public Art Festival

The 11-day Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival will present 25 projects including re-stagings of historic performances, and reinterpretations by younger artists of the works of their predecessors.

The festival will take place at institutions and sites from Malibu to Watts, and from Downtown to the desert, showcasing the critical component in the history of the period and the path breaking spirit of art in Southern California. The festival is organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LA><ART.

Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival is part of the larger Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world. Each institution will make its own contribution to this grand-scale story of artistic innovation and social change, told through a multitude of simultaneous exhibitions and programs.

Exploring and celebrating the significance of the crucial years after World War II through the tumultuous period of the 1960s and 70s, Pacific Standard Time encompasses developments from L.A. Pop to post-minimalism; from modernist architecture and design to multi-media installations; from the films of the African-American L.A. Rebellion to the feminist activities of the Woman’s Building; from ceramics to Chicano performance art; and from Japanese-American design to the pioneering work of artists’ collectives.

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