Hotbed: Video Cultivation beside the Getty Gardens in LA

From the e-blast:

Hotbed: Video Cultivation beside the Getty Gardens

Dates: Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, 2008
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. on Friday, 7:00–10:00 p.m. on Saturday
Location: Getty Center
Admission: Free; no reservations required.
Projected onto the exterior walls of the Getty Center, 18 artists’ videos from 1984 to 2007 explore the theme of the body as nature or culture. This free, special two-evening installation complements the exhibition California Video and is curated by Anne Bray, Director of Freewaves, a Los Angeles-based arts organization connecting new media from around the world. The videos are arranged thematically and play in a loop starting and ending at the tram arrival plaza, with a fulcrum at the Museum Courtyard..

Click here for information about all of the videos that will be projected and to download a map of the screening locations. http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/hotbed_video.html

Admission is FREE and no reservations are required.
Beer and wine available.

This event complement’s the Getty’s current exhibition, California Video, which features more than 50-single channel videos and 15 installations by 58 artists including Eleanor Antin, John Baldassari, Brian Bress, Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, Jim Campbell, Meg Cranston, Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Martha Rosler, Jennifer Steinkamp, T.R. Uthco and Ant Farm, Diana Thater, Bill Viola and William Wegman. Co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute, approximately half of the works in the exhibition are drawn from the GRI’s extraordinary collection of video art, which, since its acquisition of the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive in 2006, has become one of the largest institutional collections in the world. California Video is curated by Glenn Phillips, senior pojects specialist and consulting curator, Department of Contemporary Programs and Research at the GRI.

California Video runs through June 8, 2008. Click here for more information and to watch excerpts from some of the videos: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/california_video/index.html

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