From January 14, 2012 through April 23, 2012, Royal/T—a playful collision of spaces that mixes retail and contemporary art reimagined in the surrounds of L.A.'s first Japanese-style cosplay café—presents “TAG you’re it!” The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions from across Southern California to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene has drawn much of the city’s attention to the past but has simultaneously inspired Royal/T and curator Amber Noland to look to the future with a contemporary perspective on art at “child’s eye view.” Determined to bring high art to eye level, Noland is focusing the exhibition around what kids might want to see such as—giant dogs (Your Dog by Yoshitomo Nara), fluffy cloud princesses (Beatrice by Will Cotton), or gilded turn tables (Bhangra Remix by Jim Lambie)—all whilst highlighting works from emerging artists, contemporary galleries, and highly regarded private collections to provide the next generation of art enthusiasts and collectors with an intimate connection to experiencing art. The exhibition brings together works from all corners of the art world and is an accumulation of Noland’s 20-year career as the founder of Art Collection Management.
The playful exhibition will focus on several themes, including emerging art, conceptual works, and unexpected materials and will be installed at kid level, encouraging younger audiences to literally see eye-to-eye with art. After examining the works, kids will be able to play a game of ART TAG, a conceptual game of “hide and seek” between the viewer and ideas hidden within the pieces. To support the exhibition, a number of artists, curators, and collectors will stop by Royal/T to share stories about their jobs and works they love.
“TAG you’re it!” will be on display at Royal/T in Culver City, CA starting Saturday, January 14, 2012 until Sunday, March 25, 2012. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
About Amber Noland:
Amber Noland, founder of the firm Art Collection Management, inhabits a unique space within the contemporary art world by overseeing the protection of private art collections by negotiating the acquisition, sale, estate planning, insurance, charitable donation, appraisal and public exhibition of works of art on behalf of the individual private collector. She has been featured in national publications and is a frequent lecturer on collecting.