The Lightning Fund is extending its application to Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT. Apply via Submittable. ABOUT THE LIGHTNING FUND LACE is thrilled to announce our fourth Lightning ... [Read More]
Welcome to the LACE Archive
The archives ensure the preservation and availability of an unbroken forty-year record of LACE, the longest-running contemporary artist space in Los Angeles. 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. The archives also ensure that the work of current artists will remain part of a rich historical record. The archives make the history of LACE accessible to the public and link the organization’s rich past with a vibrant future.
Searchable Online Archive: 1978 - Now
A comprehensive list of exhibitions, performances, events, screenings, benefit auctions, lectures, and news, are searchable here through the LACE Online Archive. Most participating artist and curator names are also tagged. Images, videos, reviews, and other documentation are continually added.
The Getty and the LACE Archives
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary in 2018, The Getty Research Institute (GRI) acquired the physical archive of LACE. The LACE Records, 1978 to today, covers the first four decades of exhibitions and programs at the institution; future records of the active contemporary art site will be added to the GRI’s collection. The LACE Records include photography, ephemera, correspondence from artists, promotional materials, video documentation of events and performance, and other records. The archive will ultimately be cataloged and digitized by the GRI and made available to researchers.
The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE
In 2018, LACE invited artist and curator Matias Viegener to present the Project Room exhibition The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE. The exhibition was packed with original and printed materials, and visitors could take home examples of publications and ephemera from our 40-year history.
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Rendering of The Hollywood Arts Collective, Hollywood Blvd. facing south with the new LACE façade on the right and housing behind. Rendering by HGA. Dear LACE Friends— We are excited to share ... [Read More]
The Living Queer Archive at LACE October 19, 2023 7–9pm Advocate and Gochis Galleries from the LA LGBT Center Village at Ed Gould Plaza Courtyard 1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038 Reserve ... [Read More]
Renovate and Relaunch: LACE Benefit Art Auction Join our community of supporters and artists for an intimate party to benefit LACE. As the city’s longest-running incubator for contemporary ... [Read More]
Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair August 10–13, 2023 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Visit the 2023 LAABF website Visit LACE and LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive) at Booth I3 at Printed ... [Read More]