Public Opening of Three New Exhibitions

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Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets will consist of a selection of nine works in a range of media including film, video, artist’s books, and installations by this California-based artist whose conceptually-inclined practice stands in dialogue with the work of many of the artists included in State of Mind. In a career spanning over fifteen years, Thomson (b. 1969) has created works that are infused with wit as well as art historical and intellectual rigor. The exhibition is curated by Irene Hofmann, SITE’s Phillips Director & Chief Curator.

Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative is a concentrated retrospective of the work of American performance artist Linda Mary Montano (b. 1942). This exhibition will consider the breadth of the artist’s practice through a careful selection of works from 1969-present. In a career spanning over forty years, Montano has created works in a variety of forms that explore the interaction between art and life. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the strategies employed in the creation of and engagement with art, such as focused attention, openness, and awareness, can enhance the quality of one’s life, if turned toward everyday activities. Similarly, the experiences of one’s life can enrich one’s art. This exhibition is curated by Janet Dees, SITE’s Assistant Curator, in collaboration with the artist. 

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, is an investigation of the development of conceptual and related avant-garde activities among artists living in California in the late 1960s and early 70s. State of Mind identifies and investigates the West Coast art world’s significant contribution to Conceptual art, video, performance, and installation. This exhibition features approximately 150 works by 60 artists in a range of media including video, film, photography, installation, drawing and painting as well as performance documentation and ephemera.

A lively array of public programs will accompany these exhibitions which run from February 23, 2013- May 19, 2013.

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