Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA brings together more than 70 cultural institutions for a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Exhibitions and programs will take place from September 2017 through January 2018, at locations from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. This collaboration, the largest ever undertaken by cultural institutions in the region, was initiated by the Getty Foundation through grants totaling more than $16 million to 50 organizations.
Along with dozens of institutions, 65 galleries will take part in this year's edition; view gallery highlights here and other highlights here.
The Getty will present five concurrent exhibitions:
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas
September 16, 2017–January 28, 2018
Golden Kingdoms, a major international loan exhibition featuring more than 300 masterpieces, traces the development of luxury arts in the Americas from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Recent investigation into the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions under which such works were produced and circulated has led to new ways of thinking about materials, luxury, and the visual arts from a global perspective. Curated by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts and Kim Richter. J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center.
Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
September 16, 2017–February 11, 2018
Combining art historical and scientific analysis, experts from the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute have collaborated with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, to examine the formal strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors in Argentina and Brazil associated with the concrete art movement. These works of geometric abstraction, created between 1946 and 1962, are presented alongside information on how the artists pioneered new techniques and materials. Curated by Tom Learner, Andrew Perchuk, Zanna Gilbert, Pia Gottschaller and Aleca Le Blanc. J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity
September 16, 2017–January 28, 2018
From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been perceived as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especially strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. This idea of a homogenous and progressive society underlines the difference between Argentina and its neighbors. Comprising three hundred works by sixty artists, this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role, producing—and, at times, dismantling—national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends. Curated by Judith Keller, Idurre Alonso and Fabian Leyva-Barragan. J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center.
The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830—1930
September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018
Over the course of a century of rapid urban growth, sociopolitical upheavals and cultural transitions reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America. Focusing on six capitals—Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile—The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930, presents the colonial city as a terrain shaped by Iberian urban regulations, and the republican city as an arena of negotiation of previously imposed and newly imported models, which were later challenged by waves of indigenous revivals. Photographs, prints, plans, and maps depict the urban impact of key societal and economic transformations, including the emergence of a bourgeois elite, extensive infrastructure projects, rapid industrialization, and commercialization. Curated by Maristella Casciato and Idurre Alonso. Getty Research Institute Galleries I & II
Getty and LAXART TO PRESENT VIDEO ART IN LATIN AMERICA
September 17, 2017 through December 16, 2017
More than 60 works of video art from Latin America, many never before seen in the U.S., will be presented in a landmark exhibition at LAXART from September 16 through December 16, 2017. Organized by LAXART in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute (GRI), Video Art in Latin America surveys groundbreaking achievements and important thematic tendencies in Latin American video art from the 1960s until today.
The exhibition is being held at LAXART in Hollywood, CA.