Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts
30 August – 10 November 2019
Opening: Thursday, 29 August 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Press preview: Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 11 a.m.
Artists in the exhibition: Michael Asher, David Askevold, John Baldessari, Ericka Beckman, Ross Bleckner, Barbara Bloom, Troy Brauntuch, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Klaus vom Bruch, Judy Chicago, Eric Fischl, Simone Forti, Jack Goldstein, Douglas Huebler, Stephan von Huene, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Matt Mullican, Daniel Joseph Martinez, John Miller, Susan Mogul, Ann Noël, Sandra Orgel, Tony Oursler, Charlemagne Palestine, Stephen Prina, Anthony Ramos, Ulrike Rosenbach, David Salle, Miriam Schapiro, Mira Schor, Jim Shaw, Wolfgang Stoerchle, Mitchell Syrop, Carry Mae Weems, James Welling, Faith Wilding, Christopher Williams and Emmett Williams.
The exhibition was curated by Dr. Philipp Kaiser (Curator, Los Angeles) and Christina Végh (Director of the Kestner Gesellschaft). From 13 March to 7 June 2020, the group show will be on view at the Kunsthaus Graz.
Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts focuses on the legendary founding years (1970–1980) of the California Institute of the Arts, which has produced numerous well-known artists. This wide-ranging group exhibition presents a variety of perspectives on the school: parallel movements from the milieus of Conceptual Art, feminism, and Fluxus as well as the school’s radical pedagogical concepts will be brought together for the first time.