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"Under the Big Black Sun" @ MOCA, LA

Juxtapoz // Sunday, 16 Oct 2011
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Part of the large group of exhibitions in California's Pacific Standard Time is Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary location. The show exhibits a variety of work from nearly 125 artists, including Ed Ruscha, Raymond Pettibon, Bruce Nauman, Rupert Garcia, among many others. The work revolves around the diverse and prolific artistic production within California during the time period beginning with Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 and ending with Reagan's steady ascent to presidency in 1981.

The disillusionment and loss of faith in the United States government surrounding this time period led to an unusually experimental and nonconformist trend in artistic practices. California served as a major hub for this creative backlash. In the spirit of the Pacific Standard Time collaboration, MOCA aimed to celebrate the California art scene as a potent force during this movement. The exhibition runs until February 13th, 2012.
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http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/

http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/exhibitions?id=under-the-big-black-sun-california-art-1974-1981

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