50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts, REDCAT, Los AngelesFebruary 2020
John Baldessari, Anne Collier, Laddie John Dill, Joe Goode, Naotaka Hiro, Tony Oursler, Gala Porras-Kim, Stephen Prina, Barbara T. Smith, Carrie Mae Weems
Organized by Carmen Amengual and Michael Ned Holte
February 12 – March 22, 2020
50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts is an unprecedented artist-led scholarship endowment initiative that marks the 50th anniversary of the California Institute of the Arts and the centennial of Chouinard.
CalArts, in partnership with publisher Lisa Ivorian-Jones, has commissioned limited editions and series of works by a prominent group of 50 artist alumni, spanning nearly seven decades of artists emerging from CalArts and Chouinard, and representing a broad range of art making approaches.
All fifty commissions will be released in curated groupings of 10 over the course of five years. Sales of the artworks will generate crucial funding for the School of Art Alumni Scholarship endowment, which provides essential financial support for students. Increased scholarship funding is a critical priority for CalArts’s continued recruitment and retention of the very best art students, regardless of their financial means.