Movement and the Visual Arts: Conference and Performance Art
Chief Curator Glenn Phillips
The Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
June 2-3, 2006
Micol Hebron, Stef Allespach, Claudia Bucher, Karen Dunbar, Sydney Croskery, Betsy Davis, Angela Ellsworth, Amber Arseneau, Anne Hars, Kristin Calabrese, Dawn Kasper, Leigh McCarthy, Nancy Popp, Kim Schoenstadt, Felis Stella and Elizabeth Tremante
Over the last 40 years boundaries between visual art, dance and performance have become increasingly fluid. With many artists moving continuously between multiple types of creative activity. Some of the most important artworks from this period defy easy classification, and at times it is difficult to determine whether a work should be considered dance, performance or even sculpture. The conference and event examines whether a more generalized rubric such as movement may be a productive starting point for the investigation of creative cohesion's between these varied artistic practices.
L.A. Art Girls is a collective of independent California based artists. The collective began in 2004 by the artist Micol Hebron as a means of encouraging discourse on contemporary art, and as a way of introducing artists to one another. Throughout the day L.A.A.G. preform short happenings, interventions and other impromptu activities inspired by the Jean Brown Fluxus Collection housed at the Getty Research Institute Library.