Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community, curated by Tim Wride, will explore the personalities, programs and impact of the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies and how it set the stage for the future of image making within and beyond regional boundaries. In conjunction with the exhibition, a one-day symposium will explore the history, current state and future potential of artist-run and alternative spaces and organizations—both photocentric and non-media-specific—as a local, regional and national phenomenon and will engage contemporary artists about their relationship with the broader cultural community.
1 to 3 p.m.: Looking Back
Exhibition curator Tim Wride will moderate a panel with former members of LACPS to contextualize its importance as a cultural and community phenomenon. Panelists include Darryl Curran, Suda House, Deborah Irmas, Robert Glenn Ketchum and Howard Spector.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Over the Edge
Rochelle Steiner, dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, will moderate a panel featuring artists, cultural critics and arts administrators on the future of community within the arts. Panelists include Mark Allen, Edgar Arceneaux, Anne Bray, Evelena Ruether and Carol Stakenas.
Special reception to follow.
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration initiated by the Getty, brings together more than 60 cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Organized by the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.Image: Courtesy of John Divola
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