“If you want a movement, you have to sacrifice” ES / EN LACE celebrates the life of our friend and collaborator, Diane Rodriguez, who passed away on April 10, 2020. In homage to Diane, we are ... [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.
Materials Available on Site at LACE
Currently on view in the Project Room is The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE. Researchers and visitors are invited to see the installation during regular gallery hours or by appointment. Contact LACE at firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition is packed with original and printed materials, and we invite visitors to take home examples of publications and ephemera from our 40-year history.
Read LACE publications for free
We are excited to announce that Carmen Argote joins a long list of artists that have created limited editions in support of LACE, including: more details to come soon. ... [Read More]
Writer Shana Nys Dambrot has published an article about LACE's 2021 Emerging Curators' exhibition, PARABLE 003, as well as our past history with activism in the Los Angeles. An excerpt is included ... [Read More]
Dear friends, We are witnessing a critical moment in history. This past weekend we watched over 50,000 Los Angelenos gather in Hollywood to march for Black liberation. We admire the leadership from ... [Read More]
EN / ES Enero 13 - Marzo 15, 2021 Curaudría de Daniela Lieja Quintanar Intergalactix: against isolation/contra el aislamiento es una exposición que reúne obras de arte que examinan la ... [Read More]