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Long Beach Museum of Art Opens Exchange and Evolution. Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999 on view at the Museum from October 7, 2011 – February 12, 2012.

Exchange and Evolution is a retrospective selection of the significant international video works and artists who were part of the historic video art program at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA).

The exhibition is the result of research into the numerous cultural exchanges, and the subsequent evolution of ideas made possible by the Museum’s media art center. For 25 years, this media art center provided consistent support for artists worldwide. Exchange and Evolution establishes LBMA as a key influence on the growth and development of video as an art form. The exhibition features both single-channel video and installations by artists from eighteen different countries, whose work provides an overview of the history of video art and its expressive abilities. Works from the early 1970s that provide a perspective on the potential of the then experimental medium are shown along with more technologically developed works from the end of the twentieth century.

Exchange and Evolution Screening Events

During the exhibition time period, the Long Beach Museum of Art will present video screenings for Exchange and Evolution. Two of the screenings will be held at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), a center for experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse at CalArts in Los Angeles and two screenings will be held in Long Beach. Program curators and participating artists will be present for the screenings.


Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8-9:30 PM

Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, 90804

With a focus on visual development, this selection of film and video, including Oskar Fischinger, John Whitney Sr., Bill Viola, Max Almy/Teri Yarbrow, Janice Tanaka, Rebecca Allen, Michael Scroggins, Ko Nakajima, Sheila Pinkel, Ed Emshwiller, and Frank Dietrich/Zsuzsanna E. Molnar, will be screened and discussed with participating artists. Co-hosted by lead curator Kathy Rae Huffman and artist Bill Viola.


Monday, October 24, 2011, 8:30 PM

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), 631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012

Works by Wendy Clarke, Lowell Darling/Ilene Segalove, Juan Downey, Sandra Kogut, Azian Nurudin, Terese Svoboda, and Nil Yalter/Nicole Croiset explore the anthropological gaze. Introduced by curator Nancy Buchanan, co-presented by California Institute for the Arts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7-10 PM

Claire’s at the Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art

LBMA Video collaborated with numerous artists and institutions during its influential history. This informal program, served up at ‘happy hour’, will feature an edited survey of Soho TV and the Artists’ Television Network, as well as works by Alex Rivera, Peter Callas, Dieter Froese, and Tina Keane. Co-hosted by Kathy Rae Huffman and Jaime Davidovich (via streaming video).

January 27/28, 2012, 8 PM

SCARCE, 960 Third Street, Los Angeles, 90012

A site specific performance installation by Sandro Dukic, will be featured in Decomposition, Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST), an online arts resource and series of perforamnces presented by Scarce. Visit for further details.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 8:30 PM

REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012

Wide-ranging celebration of the power of sound, with short works by Max Almy, Laurie Anderson, Toni Basil/David Byrne, Dara Birnbaum, Claus Blume, Doris Chase, Cecelia Condit, Tom DeWitt/Vibeke Sorensen/Dean Winkler, Kit Fizgerald/John Sanborn, Philip Mallory Jones, Ernie Kovacs, MICA-TV, Cynthia Maughan, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Henry Selick, and Bob Snyder. Introduced by curator Nancy Buchanan, co-presented by REDCAT and CalArts.

Exchange and Evolution is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California coming together for the first time to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. The celebration begins October 2011 and runs to April 2012.

Long Beach Museum of Art • 300 E. Ocean Blvd. • Long Beach, CA 90803 • 562-439-2119

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