LBTP X PST: MARK DION
La Brea Tar Pits is proud to partner with the Getty Foundation as part of Pacific Standard Time 2024: Art x Science x L.A., a series of exhibitions, public programs, and publications that will explore connections between the visual arts and science from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures worldwide.
As a recipient of a Pacific Standard Time research grant, LBTP is hosting Mark Dion as its artist in residence. Dion's art examines how people's understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world is shaped by public institutions, including museums. Dion will work behind the scenes to interview and shadow LBTP staff, research affiliates, and volunteers, as well as conduct archival research. His residency will culminate in plans for a site-specific installation to open at La Brea Tar Pits in 2024.
On July 22, 2022, Fossilized and Realized: Tar Pits Video Festival celebrated this iconic site by showing short videos created by you via our online video callout!
Watch the program in its entirety here:
Saber-toothed Cat SKull Cast Award were given out to:
Danielle Schlunegger-Warner - "Memory Loop - Equus Occidentalis"
Jr. Filmmaker Award:
Marlowe Wan-Platt - "Circle of Life"