50 + 50—A CREATIVE CENTURY FROM CHOUINARD TO CALARTS is an artist-led scholarship endowment initiative and exhibition series anticipating the fiftieth anniversary of California Institute of the Arts and the centenary of Chouinard Art Institute, which was founded in 1921.
Fifty artist alumni will participate in the five-year program. The first group of artists includes John Baldessari, Anne Collier, Laddie John Dill, Joe Goode, Naotaka Hiro, Tony Oursler, Gala Porras-Kim, Stephen Prina, Barbara T. Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.
The inaugural group of works were on view this spring at Redcat, and can now be seen in the Frieze Viewing Room, the virtual gallery space of Frieze New York 2020.
And check out the CalArts Expo 2020.
From top: Barbara T. Smith, Invisible, 2018, blown glass, water, and cotton rope; Carrie Mae Weems, Queen B, 2018–2019, archival digital print; Gala Porras-Kim, Composite Artifact, 2019, Southwest stone, foam, acrylic paint, metal, wood. Artworks photographed by Joshua White. CalArts, unknown photographer, circa 1971–1972, black and white photograph, courtesy and © California Institute of the Arts Archives Photographic Materials Collection. Anne Collier, Aura (John Baldessari 2003), 2018, C-print, courtesy of the artist. Images courtesy and © the artists and published for CalArts by Lisa Ivorian-Jones.