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MCASD Captures Light And Space

Aired 9/22/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

The largest exhibit in the history of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego launches this weekend. It showcases artists from the light, space, and surface movement of the 1960s and 70s. The show is part of this fall's larger Getty Museum initiative called Pacific Standard Time. Acclaimed artist Robert Irwin joins us to talk about his work.

Transcript

Robert Irwin , Untitled, 1969, acrylic lacquer on formed acrylic plastic, overall dimensions: 53 in. diameter x 3 in. deep., Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase.
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Above: Robert Irwin , Untitled, 1969, acrylic lacquer on formed acrylic plastic, overall dimensions: 53 in. diameter x 3 in. deep., Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase.

James Turrell, Stuck Red and Stuck Blue, 1970, construction materials and fluorescent lights, overall dimensions: 33 x 40 x 33 in., Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum Purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Funds.
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Above: James Turrell, Stuck Red and Stuck Blue, 1970, construction materials and fluorescent lights, overall dimensions: 33 x 40 x 33 in., Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum Purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Funds.

The largest exhibit in the history of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego launches this weekend. It showcases artists from the light, space, and surface movement of the 1960s and 70s. The show is part of this fall's larger Getty Museum initiative called Pacific Standard Time.

Guests:

Robert Irwin is an internationally acclaimed artist who lives in San Diego. He is considered one of the founding artists of the light and space movement.

Hugh Davies is the David C. Copley Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The exhibit "Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface" opens this weekend at both the downtown and La Jolla locations of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

We did a lengthy (and terrific!) interview with artist Robert Irwin last year, prior to an exhibit of his work at Quint Contemporary Art.

You can find video interviews with many of the artists whose work will be on view in the 60 museums participating in Pacific Standard Time here.

Stay tuned for more KPBS coverage of MCASD's "Phenomenal" in the coming weeks.

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