STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York

MoMA PS1

Exhibition Detail
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980
Curated by: Kellie Jones
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


October 21st, 2012 - March 11th, 2013
Opening: 
October 21st, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
,
© Courtesy of MoMA PS1
,
© Courtesy of MoMA PS1
,
© Courtesy of MoMA PS1
< || >
> ARTISTS
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://momaps1.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
queens
EMAIL:  
mail@ps1.org
PHONE:  
718-784-2084
OPEN HOURS:  
12 - 6 p.m., Thursday through Monday. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
TAGS:  
sculpture, traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, realism, pop, conceptual, performance, video-art, graffiti/street-art, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography
> DESCRIPTION

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists whose work and connections with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds helped shape the creative output of Southern California. The exhibition presents approximately 140 works by thirty-two artists active during this historical period, exploring the rising strength of the black community in Los Angeles as well as the increasing political, social, and economic power of African Americans across the nation.

Several prominent black artists began their careers in the Los Angeles area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar. Their influence, like that of all of the artists in the exhibition, goes beyond their immediate creative circles and the geography of Los Angeles and is critical to a more complete and dynamic understanding of twentieth-century American Art.


Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The exhibition is curated by Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, and organized at MoMA PS1 by Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, in association with Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art.

The presentation at MoMA PS1 is supported by Lawrence B. Benenson, David Teiger, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.