Judith F. Baca Awarded Grant from Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
California State University Northridge (CSUN) The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete
The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a 2,754 feet long mural that runs along the concrete wall of the Tujunga Flood Control Channel in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Conceived by artist Judith F. Baca in 1974, the mural depicts crucial moments in California, from its prehistory until the 1950s. CSUN’s University Galleries will present The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete, an exhibition examining the largely unwritten history of Baca’s innovations alongside the methodologies that she developed as a result of her residency at the Escuela Taller Siqueiros, a workshop for muralism founded by the legendary Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros. The exhibition will use The Great Wall to tell the story of Los Angeles using preparatory drawings, paintings, photographs, and ephemera, drawn largely from the archives of Baca and the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), which oversees The Great Wall.
Implementation support: $65,000 (2016)
Original Article from The Getty Foundation