Visit the LACE booth on June 16–18 for the 2023 Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market. A–F ⅠII provides a platform for 90+ West Coast and international exhibitors presenting new publications and ... [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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Artist Leslie Garcia performance and talk at Fulcrum Arts x LACE March 19, 2023 | 1 – 3 pm Cinelounge Sunset, 6464 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Fulcrum Arts and LACE present an ... [Read More]
Renovate and Relaunch: LACE Benefit Art Auction Join our community of supporters and artists for an exclusive party to benefit LACE and its dedication to emerging artists, curators, and cultural ... [Read More]
APOLAKI: OPERA OF THE SCORCHED EARTH By Micaela Tobin with Jay Carlon Friday and Saturday, July 21–22, 2023 | 7:30 PM Zorthian Ranch (Lower) 3990 N Fair Oaks Ave Altadena, CA ... [Read More]
Jackie Amézquita and LaRissa Rogers, Hieroglyphs of metaphysical lacerations, 2023. Photo by Juan Silverio. Of Seed, Soil, and Stars: Meditations on Land, Body, Resistance, and ... [Read More]