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Getty focuses on Latin America for next edition of Pacific Standard Time

Institution reveals early plans for follow-up to ambitious collaborative project

The first PST included an exhibition of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco at Lacma

The Getty revealed today that its follow-up to the major 2011 collaborative project Pacific Standard Time (PST) will have a Latin American focus. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Los Angeles/Latin America), due to open in 2017, “will offer an in-depth exploration of the connections between Los Angeles and Latin America”, the museum says in a press release.

The Getty will again work with other institutions on the project, starting with a “small group of planning partners” that have been invited to apply for research grants, identified by the Los Angeles Times as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A competition for funding will open to other institutions early this summer, the Getty says. "Research was crucial to the success of the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, and therefore we will again divide the grant-making for the new initiative into two phases: research and implementation,” said Deborah Marrow, the director of the Getty Foundation.

For the first edition of PST, which focused on LA’s art scene between 1945 and 1980, the Getty gave out more than $11m in grants to institutions in and around Los Angeles. Its sequel will have no chronological limit, so Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA could include shows of Pre-Columbian artefacts and contemporary art.

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