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A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968
March 14–August 2, 2004
MOCA at California Plaza

A Minimal Future? is the first large-scale historical exhibition in the United States to examine the emergence and foundations of minimal art, a critical milestone in the history of contemporary art. The exhibition features over 150 key selections and bodies of work by forty American artists who emerged by the early-to-mid-1960s.

Jo Baer with Mark Godfrey
April 29, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
Ahmanson Auditorium, MOCA at California Plaza

In conjunction with A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958–1968, artist Jo Baer and art historian and critic Mark Godfrey will engage in a public discussion about Baer’s work. Free; no reservations required.
Information: (213) 621–1745

Simone Forti Performance
May 2, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary

Simone Forti was a key figure in the new dance movement of the 1960s and 1970s, creating iconic works that defined a new language of movement. This performance of historic works will include Hangers, Rollers, Slant Board, Seesaw, and Platform, staged in conjunction with A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968. Free with museum admission.
Reservations suggested: (213) 621-1745 or

Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961–2002
May 5–August 8, 2004
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

This retrospective exhibition reexamines the career of Yvonne Rainer, an extremely influential artist who has incorporated experimental cinema, choreography and movement, feminism, politics, writing, and visual art into her forty–year practice.

An Evening With Yvonne Rainer
May 3, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
Redcat Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall

Since 1972 Yvonne Rainer has completed seven experimental feature-length films. Rainer will be present for the screening of her classic Film About A Woman Who (1974, 105 min., 16 mm, black-and-white, sound), as well as the Los Angeles premiere of After Many A Summer Dies The Swan: Hybrid (2002, 31 min.), a video based on her latest dance, which was commissioned by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation.

Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s–1970s
June 13–October 3, 2004
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Beyond Geometry examines the role of radically simplified form and systematic strategies in the evolution of vanguard art throughout the West in the decades after World War II. Covering Western and Central Europe and North and South America, the exhibition includes examples of such trends as European and South American Concrete Art, Argentine Arte Madí, Brazilian Neo-Concretism, Kinetic and Op art, Minimalism, and various forms of Post-Minimalism, including Process and Conceptual art.

"Beyond Text Festival" at Beyond Baroque
June 18–20, 2004

In conjunction with Beyond Geometry, the "Beyond Text Festival" features a weekend of readings, text scores, and realizations of works by major American and international artists, as well as discussions of the role of text in the visual, plastic, and performing arts.