The LACE archive represents a crucial site of cultural history for Southern California. Since its inception in 1978, LACE has been central to the visual and performing arts in Los Angeles. The archives ensure the preservation and availability of an unbroken thirty-year record of this influential art space. Many of the historically significant ephemeral practices presented at LACE now only exist as writings, photographic documents, and videotapes. The archives present an irreplaceable collection of these works. All of LACE’s holdings are placed in a climate-controlled space, and housed in archival boxes and sleeves. These archives make all aspects of LACE history available to artists, curators, and historians, including the conceptual and financial battles the visionary art space has endured. The archives also ensure that the work of current artists will remain part of a rich historical record.
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