Los Angeles, January 12, 2024—LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to present LACE’s upcoming PST ART: Art & Science Collide exhibition Beatriz da Costa: (un)disciplinary tactics, scheduled to open September 7, 2024. Curated by LACE’s former Chief Curator/Director of Programs Daniela Lieja Quintanar, (un)disciplinary tactics revisits the collaborative artistic practice of the late Beatriz da Costa (1974–2012) as an investigation into technoscientific experimentation, politics, activism, and art-making, contextualized for our contemporary moment. The project weaves together an exhibition, publication, public programming, performances, educational workshops, and study groups as an evocation of da Costa’s approach to the intersections of ancient and non-academic forms of knowledge.
This partnership is catalyzed by an increased timeline for the organization’s newly renovated gallery and office space at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard. Unforeseen safety and structural issues have arisen during initial construction and permitting for the renovations, delaying LACE’s anticipated move-in date. To meet current seismic requirements, the entire building will be replaced from the ground up. LACE’s relaunch has been postponed to 2025. Further details on LACE’s renovations can be found at https://welcometolace.org/visit/.
Just four miles east of LACE, our partnership with the Municipal Art Gallery allows LACE to increase the exhibition’s presentation to 5,000 square feet. LACE is grateful to our friends at LAMAG and the Department of Cultural Affairs for their enthusiastic support in making this partnership a reality.
About PST ART
Southern California’s landmark arts event, Pacific Standard Time, returns in September 2024, presenting more than 50 exhibitions from organizations across the region, all exploring the intersections of art and science, both past and present. PST ART: Art & Science Collide follows Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (September 2017–January 2018) and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 (October 2011– March 2012). PST ART is a Getty initiative. For more information about PST ART: Art & Science Collide, please visit: pst.art
About the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
As a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers Los Angeles’s vibrant communities by supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.
Formed in 1925, DCA promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting arts and cultural activities, ensuring public access to the arts for residents and visitors alike.
DCA advances the social and economic impact of arts and culture through grant-making; public art; community arts; performing arts; and strategic marketing, development, design, and digital research. DCA creates and supports arts programming, maximizing relationships with other city agencies, artists, and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations to provide excellent service in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.
About the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s (LAMAG) mission is to be responsive to the human experience. Established in 1954, LAMAG is the longest running institution in Los Angeles devoted solely to exhibiting art. The gallery focuses on artists from Los Angeles – in particular underrepresented artists whose work may not otherwise have found a platform. Our exhibitions, educational and public programs aim to inspire conversation about the contemporary issues and ideas that resonate most with the people of Los Angeles.
Many local artists who have exhibited at the gallery have gone on to become fixtures of the national and international art world, including Carlos Almaraz, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Vija Celmins, Harry Gamboa Jr., David Hammons, Barbara Kruger, Kerry James Marshall, Senga Nengudi, Catherine Opie, Sandy Rodriguez, Ed Ruscha, and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto. Today, the gallery continues to build on this rich legacy, operating as a site of discovery for outstanding work by the City’s most exciting artists, from recent graduates to practitioners with years of experience.
Offering free admission and programs, LAMAG serves as a welcoming space for everyone, regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, domestic partner status, marital status or medical condition.
It is important that the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery prioritize respect for both the historic culture and the contemporary presence of indigenous peoples throughout California, and especially in the Los Angeles area. To that end, and particularly as a public and civic institution, we acknowledge that our gallery resides on what was historically the homeland of Kizh, Tongva, and Chumash peoples who were dispossessed of their land. If you would like to learn more about the land you are on please visit: https://native-land.ca
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is the longest-running incubator for artists, curators, and cultural workers in Los Angeles, founded in 1978 by 13 artists. LACE is a nonprofit venue that exhibits and advocates for innovations in art-making and public engagement. Uniquely positioned in the heart of Hollywood, LACE provides space for artistic experimentation, exploring new forms of art-making at the edge of the field, and amplifies the voices and visions of Los Angeles’ diverse makers. LACE presents free, significant, and timely exhibitions, performances, and public projects, complemented by education initiatives. www.welcometolace.org