MoMA PS1 presents Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980

. October 21, 2012

MoMA PS1 presents Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, an exhibition on view March 11, 2013.

Dale Brockman Davis. Swept, 1970. Mixed mediums. 30 x 40 x 6″ (76.2 x 101.6 x 15.2 cm). Blocker Collection.

This exhibition chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists whose work helped shape the creative output of Southern California. Now Dig This! presents approximately 140 works by 32 artists, exploring the rising strength of the black community in Los Angeles as well as the increasing political, social, and economic power of African Americans across the nation. Several prominent black artists began their careers in the L.A. area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar. Their influence goes beyond their immediate creative circles and the geography of Los Angeles and is critical to a more complete and dynamic understanding of 20th-century American art. –

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