My favorite Los Angeles Exhibition of 2011
UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN
CALIFORNIA ART 1974-198110.01.11 - 02.13.12
Performance at Pomona tonight! -
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 4:30-6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the “It Happened at Pomona” exhibition and as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, “Performance at Pomona” consists of a series of three performance pieces by artists represented in each of the three segments of the exhibition.
A new pyrotechnic performance by Judy Chicago (Merritt Football Field), based on her Atmosphere performances of the early 1970s.
A recreation of James Turrell’s 1971 flare performance (Bridges Auditorium).
A 1971 performance by John White involving the Pomona College football team (Memorial Gymnasium, The Rains Center Athletic Complex).
The second “It Happened at Pomona” exhibition focuses on the cutting edge curatorial programs that Helene Winer presented at the Pomona College Museum from 1970 through 1972. Winer championed a group of artists who were channeling the experiential qualities of Minimalism and post-Minimalist sculpture into performance art, video, and, conceptual photography.