Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s
A talk by James Nisbet

Saturday, July 19th
Mark Taper Auditorium

Drawing upon research in his recently published book, James Nisbet will address the previously overlooked connections between the emerging environmental movement in the United States and the art of the late 1950s through 1970s. Focusing on the movements of Conceptual Art and Land Art, he will discuss the profound impact that ecological thinking and politics had upon the visual arts during this decisive period for environmentalism.


"Pushlet Array"
Aaron Flint Jamison
February 24-April 1st, 2014

Documents -
A conversation with Miwon Kwon and Julian Myers-Szupinska

February 1st, 2014

"I Can Only Tell You What It Does For Me"
Boru O'Brien O'Connell
October 3rd - November 30th, 2013

Phyllis Green
August 21st - September 30th, 2013

Works Sited, reprised @ Cleopatra's
May 5th - June 30th, 2013

"noDs Ts"
Benjamin Hirte & Marie Lund
May 1st, 2013

"Dear 1979, Meet 1989"
Slavs and Tatars
February 7th - March 23rd, 2013

"keeping is not collecting"
Jason Hwang
December 19th, 2012 - January 30th, 2013

"Foundered Planetarium"
Peter Harkawik
September 27th - November 17th, 2012

\\"Dead Zone End Zone"
Natalie Labriola & J Patrick Walsh III
October 27th, 2012

"if you think it is romantic"
Sung Hwan Kim
May 17th - June 30th, 2012

"Fourdrinier Machine Interlude"
Aurelien Froment
February 18th - April 30th, 2012

Angie Keefer & Robert Snowden
January 21 - March 30th, 2012

"ALEXANDRIA and other Losses"
Liz Glynn
July 14th - September 30th, 2011

"These three words"
Justin Thomas Schaefer
April 21st - July 1st, 2011

Virginia Poundstone
March 1 - April 10, 2011

Alice Notley's "Dr Williams' Heiresses"
read by Will Holder
December 28, 2010 - February 5, 2011

"Why don't you just tell us the truth?"
Fiona Connor & Michala Paludan
November 12 - December 18, 2010

HAVING A THING to do with Esperanto, Ballantine Beer, both or neither"

Nancy Lupo
August 30 - September 30, 2010

"Paper Surrogate"
Anthony Lepore
June 15 - August 22, 2010

Cayetano Ferrer
April 1 - May 31, 2010

Daniel Ingroff
March 4th - April 1, 2010

"Reading Seating"
Shana Lutker

January 14 - February 28, 2010

"A Partial Iteration of the World/A Partial Iteration of a Sequence."
Brian Kennon

November 23, 2009 - January 8, 2009

"cats and dogs: catalog"
Kathryn Andrews

September 1 - October 1, 2009

"repeat & fade"
Miles Ake

August 1 - August 31, 2009

"A Lost and Found"
Joshua Callaghan
May 1st - July 31st, 2009


Taking place at various locations within the Los Angeles Central Library, Works Sited is an ongoing series of programs and displays featuring work with themes relating to the library's collections and practices. The project aims to explore the public institution as exhibition space and challenge conventional notions of display within this context.

For further information please contact Olivian Cha at

Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. Fifth st.
Los Angeles, CA


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