Double Issue: Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival 2012
New Highland Art Agents: Double Issue records and responds to thirty-seven works presented throughout Los Angeles in January 2012, as part of the Pacific Standard Time (PST) Performance and Public Art festival, the second festival ever in Los Angeles dedicated to presenting the history of the regions performance art history. The PST initiative, funded by the Getty Research Institute, brought together institutions throughout Southern California to explore the regions art histories from World War II through the 1970s. The performance festival picked up where the exhibition programming left off, inspired by Southern Californias rich and active performance-art scene during the 1970s and 1980s. This book is a response to artistic collaborators active in Los Angeles in the 1980s, including the Highland Art Agents formed by Paul McCarthy, Barbara T. Smith, and others who produced and presented some of the most significant works of the time. featured artists and collectives include Judy Chicago, John Cage, eleanor Antin, The Dead Kennedys, and Bruce nauman, among others. Double Issue is a monumental snapshot of a pivotal time in the L.A. performance art movement.