1. Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell, Animated Discourse, 1975, 5x15"


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    "Take a book, and you will find it offering, opening itself. It is the openness of this book that I find so moving. A book is not shut in by its contours, is not walled up as in a fortress. It asks for nothing better than to exist outside itself, or to let you exist in it." - Georges Poulet, Interiority and Criticism, 1970 Print Imprint is a two-part exhibition held in partnership with Cirrus Gallery for Pacific Standard Time. The exhibition responds to the form and display of the book as an artist’s medium. Participating artists include Ali Bailey, Scott Benzel, Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell, Doug Edge, Cayetano Ferrer, Katie Herzog, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, and Barbara T. Smith. A limited edition catalogue will be released in conjunction with the exhibition. The works at Cirrus Gallery and at Actual Size include books and related works by Los Angeles based artists from the 1970’s to present day. In the past century, artists have made use of printed material to disseminate their ideas outside of a traditional gallery or museum, or change the viewer's approach to a work within these institutions. This exhibition collects a variety of LA artist’s books, such as Scott Benzel’s auction catalogue, Barbara T. Smith’s performative documentation of a road trip, Katie Herzog’s publication of research on prison design and Eastern philosophy, Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell’s lexicon of coded language, and Laura Owens’ approach to the book as a unique painting. Art books, designed to be handled, are altered by their use. Rare books are often displayed in well-lit glass vitrines, changing the appearance and original function of the work. Print Imprint presents a variety of approaches to the utility of the book. In addition to books, the exhibition explores shifting relationships to printed material through paintings, video, musical composition, and sculpture. Like a photograph of two mirrors that face each other, many works in Print Imprint prospect the intricate nature of reproduction through references to and acknowledgement of their place within a history of printed matter. The mirror acts as a reoccurring device and theme in several works presented, reflecting connections between past and present, artwork and viewer, source and document.

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    • Pacific Standard Time - Kunst in Los Angeles 1950 - 1980: Ausstellung im Martin-Gropius-Bau


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      Interview (in German) with director Gereon Sievernich and impressions of the exhibition "Pacific Standard Time - Art in Los Angeles 1950 - 1980" from 15.03.2012 to 10.06.2012 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin... read more in German: Interview mit Gropiusbau-Direktor Gereon Sievernich + Impressionen der Ausstellung "Pacific Standard Time - Kunst in Los Angeles 1950 - 1980" vom 15.03.2012 bis 10.06.2012 im Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Kalifornien hat nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg eine eigenständige Kunst-Landschaft hervorgebracht. Die beackert der Martin-Gropius-Bau in drei Teil-Ausstellungen: mit malerischen Fotos, wegweisenden Werken und kleinteiliger Dokumentation. Einen ausführlichen Bericht finden Sie bei "Kunst+Film": http://kunstundfilm.de/2012/03/pacific-standard-time-kunst-in-los-angeles-1950-1980/

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        Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles presents the exhibition, "Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe" to celebrate the first major publication detailing the artist's entire career: "Claire Falkenstein", with essays by art historians Susan M. Anderson and Maren Henderson, art writer and curator Michael Duncan, and an introduction by Philip Linhares, President of the Falkenstein Foundation and former Chief Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California. Claire Falkenstein's (1908-1997) work, with its innovative use of materials such as glass, metal, ceramic and resin, reveals an artist with an indomitable spirit; an innovator who so pushed traditional boundaries, that she stands uniquely apart from other artists in the mainstream; many who would be counted among her admirers. Falkenstein's exhibition history dates back to around 1930, and her first solo museum exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art dates to 1948. Photographic images from that museum exhibition (illustrated in the newly-released book) attest to the extraordinary modernity of the artist (and the advanced curatorial leaning of the San Francisco Museum for that time). Many works in that exhibition are presently shown here in this gallery. Before moving to Paris in 1950, she taught briefly at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, along-side Clyfford Still, David Park, Hassel Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Corbett and Clay Spohn. In France, she quickly became affiliated with the avant-garde of Paris including Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung, Karl Appel and others. The important critic, Michel Tapié took particular interest in Falkenstein and included her in his now-famous 1952 exhibition, "Un Art Autre" at Studio Paul Fachetti. That historic exhibition is currently on view in Paris, as Christie's has "re-constructed" the exhibition, including Claire Falkenstein's monumental "Hommage a Gaudi" now in the French National Museum Collection. In Paris, Falkenstein's circle of friends included the American art historian, Herbert Read and artists Paul Jenkins, Mark Tobey and Sam Francis. Henry Moore was among those who came through her studio to remark on Falkenstein's extraordinary sensibility which, while formed through an early interest in cubism and especially surrealism, was hugely informed by interests in physics, mathematics and biology. Her fascination with the possibilities of chance and choice presciently parallel current views of our expanding universe. Falkenstein's ability to move sculpture to non-traditional realms, whereby she incorporates and suggests both the expansiveness of form as well as the compression of space, has established her as one of the most important modern artists in this medium. Her patronage proved impressive with many important commissions. Falkenstein is well-known as the creator of Peggy Guggenheim's Venice palazzo gates. Her first museum exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art was in 1940, followed by her works being shown at such prestigious museums as the Louvre and the Rodin Museums of Paris. Her works were shown at the Tate Gallery in London, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Venice, National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She moved to Venice, California in 1963, essentially removing herself from the art world centers of Paris, London and New York. While she enjoyed considerable success and patronage living in L.A. and at the time of her passing could possibly boast the presence of more public sculpture than any other artist in this city (some now destroyed), Los Angeles was not easily able to hospitably absorb an artist who stood so apart from its clichéd notions of its self-perceived "art scene". The Getty's Pacific Standard Time offers but one more opportunity to rectify what other art centers have so readily acknowledged in now seeing Claire Falkenstein as a pioneering artist of the 20th century. Directed by Eric Minh Swenson. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :www.thuvanarts.com ART SERIES: www.thuvanarts.com/take1 MUSIC VIDEOS: www.thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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          Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Shane Guffogg was born in Los Angeles, and raised on an exotic bird farm in the San Joaquin Valley. His interest in painting began while a teenager, when he traveled to Europe and the former Soviet Union and was exposed to the Masters. He received his B.F.A. from Cal Arts, and during his studies he interned with Gary Stephan. He relocated to Los Angeles, where he lived in Venice Beach and worked as a Studio Assistant for Ed Rucha from 1989 until 1995. His work began exploring the iconography of Ancient, Classical, Renaissance, Modern and Contemporary cultures, and the relationships among the various times and peoples. During this exploration he found that painting is one of the few art forms that may express what language cannot. The resulting work contains its own language of sign and symbol, and in its patterning, visual depth, and light, simultaneously seems to refer to emotion, to the human spirit, and to the unseen worlds of Quantum Physics and Super String Theory. Guffogg works in oil on canvas and paper, and watercolor, gouache, and pastel on paper, in addition to traditional etchings on zinc plates. The size of the work ranges from the intimacy of 10'' x 8" to the monumental 10' x 8'. His oils typically have 50-60 layers of translucent colors that have been mixed with a glazing medium, which causes the paintings to seem illuminated from within. The artist makes his home in Hollywood with his wife and son. Art Platform - Los Angeles art fair demonstrates the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscores Los Angeles’ influential position within the contemporary art world. Bringing together both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums and art enthusiasts that play important roles in the vibrant Southern California art community, Art Platform - Los Angeles emphasizes the increased recognition of Los Angeles as an international art capital. In pursuit of such emphasis, the directive of Art Platform - Los Angeles 2012 will be to contextualize works by the many critically acclaimed artists working in and from Los Angeles. Priority will be given to curated presentations of Los Angeles based artists to further promote the unique art history and talent of Los Angeles both locally and globally. Directed by Eric Minh Swenson. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :www.thuvanarts.com ART SERIES: www.thuvanarts.com/take1 MUSIC VIDEOS: www.thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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            Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Daedelus. This exhibition presents paintings and works on paper by one of Los Angeles' most celebrated figurative artists. "Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then" presents works from more than three decades, and includes Weisberg's most recent paintings and drawings, revealing a unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience. The exhibition reveals Weisberg's decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of such past masters as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Velazquez, Blake and Corot. Through fresco-like effects in her unstretched paintings, as well as the veils of washes in her masterful lithographs, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context. She also extends that dialogue with artists who have had a profound influence upon her and modern art history in two paintings in this front gallery by imagining her daughter in the company of Alberto Giacometti in the 1989 painting entitled Alone, Together. Again her progeny, as surrogate for the artist herself, is seen in another work entitled Now, Then from 1990, places her daughter in Giacometti's studio, based upon actual historical photographs of its interior. Since her arrival in Los Angeles in 1969, Ruth Weisberg has been a formidable influence and mentor to decades of artists in this city and beyond. Her first major survey in Los Angeles was in 1979 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. She was the first artist exhibited at The Women's Building (Judy Chicago was simultaneously presented with a solo exhibition to inaugurate that venue). With more than 80 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group exhibitions internationally, Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Weisberg also holds that distinction at the Huntington Library and two works from that exhibition are included in "Now & Then". Ruth Weisberg's work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery ofArt in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of AmericanArt, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and the Instituto Nationale per la Grafica in Rome, among many others. Among her numerous citations, Weisberg was awarded the Foundation for Jewish Culture¹s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award, 2011, the 2009 Women's Caucus Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999 College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, a Senior Research Fulbright combined with a visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Hebrew Union College. She also held the distinction of being President of the College Art Association. Weisberg has written more than 60 articles, reviews and catalogue essays. She is currently a professor at USC, where she was one of the longest tenured Deans of the Roski School of Fine Arts. Directed by Eric Minh Swenson. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :www.thuvanarts.com ART SERIES: www.thuvanarts.com/take1 MUSIC VIDEOS: www.thuvanarts.com/musicvideos Music by Daedelus

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            • Material Performance excerpt


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              highlights from material improvisation @ Black Box / PST Public Art and Performance Festival. http://pacificstandardtimefestival.org/ 1.27.2012

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              • Oscar Castillo: Icons of the Invisible


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                In this video, Oscar Castillo talks about his experience photographing the Chicano community in Los Angeles. Chon Noriega, curator of the exhibition "Icons of the Invisible" at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, puts the importance of Castillo's work into context. This video was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Oscar Castillo: Icons of the Invisible" at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. September 25, 2011 – February 26, 2012 For more information about the Fowler visit: www.fowler.ucla.edu CREDITS: Featuring: Oscar Castillo and Chon Noriega Artwork by Oscar Castillo Filmed by Agnes Stauber Still Photograp by Anabel Garcia-Romo Edited by Anabel Garcia-Romo

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                • Suzanne Lacy's "Three Weeks In January" At The LA Art Show


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                  A segment of Suzanne Lacy's "Three Weeks In January" during the preview of The LA Art Show.

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                  • Art In The Parking Space: Gracie Devito's "Coolidge Night One"


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                    Gracie Devito's "Coolidge Night One" at The Standard Hollywood's Art In The Parking Space, a part of Pacific Standard Time's Performance and Public Art Festival.

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                    • Art In The Parking Space: The Best Performer


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                      The best performer at The Standard Hollywood's Art In The Parking Space, a part of Pacific Standard Time's Performance and Public Art Festival. http://www.laimyours.com/8502/the-standard-hollywoods-art-in-the-parking-space/

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