Foundation 20 21 in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, is mounting Venice in Venice, an ambitious exhibition during the upcoming La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro, Venice in Venice has been selected by la Biennale di Venezia as one of its collateral events where it will transport a group of revolutionary artists from the 1960s in Venice, California to the city of Venice, Italy for the 54th International Art Exhibition. Artists include Peter Alexander, John Altoon, Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, Tony Berlant, Wallace Berman, Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Laddie John Dill, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, George Herms, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ed Moses, Kenneth Price, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell and Andy Warhol.
Swell Magazine, a new magazine published by the producers of Venice in Venice containing oral Histories by Tibby Rothman, essays by C.R. Stecyk, and all original artwork by Jim Evans will be distributed.
Venice In Venice
Linking the two cities of Venice is an inevitable concern with water, a shared unique luminosity (the product of intense sunlight refracted by droplets of mist and fog and light). Sun and Moon and Tides. Either/or, in Goethe's word: "Venice(s), like everything else which has a phenomenal existence, is subject to Time…" to Light and Space…and Fetish. Once the event touches down in Venice, Italy, the art world will never be quite the same. As the drivers of Light and Space art embrace the edges of urban pop culture, surfers, skaters, and new technology buffs will gravitate to the heat of a single source of energy—the Biennale.
The painting of the hulls of Venetian gondolas any color other than black is blasphemy. Wheels are forbidden to roll in her. On June 1st, 2011 the battle cry from a Venice far West of Italy will sound. The revolution begins:
• Venice in Venice—Glow & Reflection: June 1st through July 31st, 2011
• Round Table Discussion: June 2nd
• Billy Al Bengston Gondola Project: June 1st through July 31st, 2011
• Swell Magazine
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