State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, is an investigation of the development of conceptual and related avant-garde activities among artists living in California in the late 1960s and early 70s. State of Mind identifies and investigates the West Coast art world’s significant contribution to Conceptual art, video, performance, and installation. This exhibition features approximately 150 works by 60 artists in a range of media including video, film, photography, installation, drawing and painting as well as performance documentation and ephemera.
This exhibition is curated by Constance M. Lewallen, adjunct curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Karen Moss, adjunct curator at Orange County Museum of Art. It is co-organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. State of Mind is circulated by iCI Independent Curators International.