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L.A. Video: Uncensored

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L.A. Video: Uncensored
Curated by: Bruce Yonemoto

1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
April 9th, 2008 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.getty.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
visitorservices@getty.edu
PHONE:  
310-440-7300
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Thu 10-6 Fri and Sat 10-9
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
The Getty Research Institute, The J. Paul Getty Museum
TAGS:  
contemporary, screening, video-art
COST:  
Admission is FREE; advanced reservations required by emailing reservations@getty.edu

DESCRIPTION

Artist Bruce Yonemoto offers an overview of the underside of an urban Los Angeles often glimpsed but rarely seen. Many of the works in this program were originally programmed by Yonemoto for the quintessential 1980s New York nightclub Danceteria. Others were solicited for a Valentine’s Day event at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and have since been featured at other festival venues. The prevailing 1980s culture of pre-AIDS sex, drugs, cultural theory and rock ‘n’ roll made its way into the Valentine Video program. Participating artists felt a freedom to show works without the restrictions imposed by television, film content, or the ever-present museum/gallery curatorial complex.