The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Presents California Art 1974 -1981

artwork: Mark Vallen - "Whatever Happened to the Future!", 1980 - Silkscreen poster - 15" x 16" - Courtesy of the the artist. On view at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles in "Under the Black Sun: Californian Art 1974-1981" until February 13th 2012.

Los Angeles, CA.- As part of the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, bringing together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, the Geffen Contemporary at the Museun of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is proud to show “Under the Black Sun: Californian Art 1974-1981”. The exhibition will be on view until February 13th 2012. Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 will constitute the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine the exceptional fertility and diversity of art practice in California between 1974 and 1980, a unique period in American history when the political and social roles of artists, the authority of institutions, and the “objecthood” of art were all being questioned.