press release

The final exhibition in the Time & Place series highlights Los Angeles. The exhibition focuses on the unique oscillation between utopia and dystopia that characterises the creative movement in postwar Los Angeles. The dream of ìsun & surfî and Hollywood happiness is juxtaposed with the exploitation of humans and dreams. This interplay still characterises art today, and Los Angeles artists have taken the stage once more over the recent decade.

Works by Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Edward Kienholz, Sam Francis and Robert Irwin, along with artists from the Beat generation, and pop minimalists from ìFinish Fetishî circles, will form the natural core of the exhibition, but the concept will also be reflected through films from the period and certainly in architecture. The socalled Case Study House Program will be especially featured, together with the master photographer Julius Shulmanís iconic photos of architecture.

Curator: Lars Nittve

Three separate catalogues will be produced for the Time & Place exhibitions by Steidl publishers.

Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968
Kuratoren: Lars Nittve, Lena Essling

Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Bereal, Wallace Berman, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Joe Goode, George Herms, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Edward Kienholz (Edward & Nancy Kienholz), Pierre Koenig, John McCracken, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, Julius Shulman, James Turrell, Doug Wheeler ...