The Experimental Impulse Closes at REDCAT

Foundation for Art Resources address book

Foundation for Art Resources address book and telephone cover designed by Kim Gordon, c. 1979. Courtesy Dorit Cypis.

As Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, the Getty’s region-wide series of exhibitions, screenings, performances and other programs presented throughout greater Los Angeles over the past six months, winds down, Saturday marks the last opportunity to view The Experimental Impulse at the Gallery at REDCAT.

The result of two years of collaborative research by CalArts’ School of Art students, the exhibition looks specifically at developments in critical art practice from 1965 through the ’70s and draws connections among those histories to contemporary approaches to artmaking.

Co-curated by CalArts’ School of Art dean Thomas Lawson, and REDCAT assistant curator Aram Moshayedi, the exhibition does not include any artworks. It consists exclusively of reproductions and facsimiles of materials culled from publications, institutional archives and personal collections, as well as new video and audio interviews with artists, designers, writers, curators, patrons and collectors.

Impulse also features an extended online component, with a raft of commissioned essays, videos and other content available on the School of Art’s online journal East of Borneo, edited by Stacey Allan.

Join in a closing celebration for The Experimental Impulse tomorrow (Sat., Jan. 14) at REDCAT from 6-9 pm with an informal program and refreshments.


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