February 21- April 12, 1986
The premiere show at the new, improved LACE, TV Generations, was an exhibition about television, art and culture that included more than 45 artists working in such diverse areas as video, installation, performance, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and fiction. Artists and performers included: Max Almy, Dennis Balk, Dede Bazyk, Ericka Beckman, Gretchen Bender, Cindy Bernard, Barbara Bloom, Kathe Burkhart, Jim Casebere, Meg Cranston, Peter D’Agostino, Connie Hatch, Perry Hoberman, Douglas Huebler, Alan Irikura, Jim Isermann, Julia Kidd, Ed Kienholz, John Maggiotto, Ann Magnuson, MANUAL (Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom), Bruce Nauman, Ed Paschke, Luciano Perna, Stephen Prina, Richard Prince, Jim Shaw, Mark Stahl, Mitchell Syrop, Nick Taggart, Jeffrey Vallance, Lisa Weger, Lawrence Weiner and Christopher Williams. Writers and poets included: Frederick Barthelme, Robert Cumming, Guy de Cointet, Lydia Davis, Tim Dlugos, Kenward Elmslie, Elaine Equi, Amy Gerstler, Ron Koertge, Ilene Segalove, Jack Skelly, Ed Smith, and Benjamin Weissman. Exhibition co-curated by John Baldessari and Bruce Yonemoto; literary section curated by Tim Martin. Supported in part by a Special Exhibitions grant from the National Endowment for the Art-Museum Program.