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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. State of Mind is one of the three anchor exhibitions that helped chart the course of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, the ambitious collaborative initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across southern California, celebrating the birth of the L.A. art scene. Photo: Robert Kinmont, 8 Natural Handstands (detail), 1969/2009, from a series of nine silver gelatin prints, each : 8 x 8 in/ 21.5 x 21.5 cm, photo: Joerg Lohse, image courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York.
State of Mind: New Art Circa 1970 will be at SITE Santa Fe: February 23rd through May 19th 2013