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ART 1990 Opening Reception at EZTV Gallery. September 5, 1990.

art 1990:
the show that changed everything

Of the literally hundreds of screenings, exhibitions, performances, and lectures presented at EZTV’s West Hollywood space, a few stand apart as among those that resulted in the ultimate trajectory of the space and its unique artistic community. There was perhaps one show which more than any other, re-defined EZTV and pointed to the direction that it would take moving forward and become the model for its continuation to this day. That show was simply called ART 1990
 
In 1989 Victor Acevedo approached Michael J. Masucci about having EZTV host a major group show of leading computer artists, to be curated by art historian Patric Prince and co-sponsored by LA-SIGGRAPH. Masucci, who among other functions at EZTV oversaw programming the wall and performance art exhibitions, immediately agreed. He decided to schedule the show to be staged during the run of the 1990 LA Festival and its affiliated Fringe Festival/Los Angeles as an official participant. Some press attention was achieved, including a segment on actor/art collector Vincent Price’s television program on art collecting.
 
Because of ART 1990, Patric Prince and Masucci, with the help of Acevedo and other key persons including Kim McKillip (aka ia Kamandalu), Lisa Tripp, and Michael Wright, went on to create CyberSpace Gallery.

featured Artists in this exhibition:

Victor Acevedo
Rebecca Allen
Max Almy & Teri Yarbrow
Gloria Brown-Simmons
Ronald Davis
David Em
Shelley Lake
Tony Longson
Stewart McSherry
Kamran Moojedi
Karl Sims
Vibeke Sorensen
James Wrinkle

art 1990 - collection

ART SCENE: Interviews with Patric Prince & David Em (Part I)

ARTSCENE was a Public Access Cable TV program run on Century Cable studio based in Santa Monica California. It was hosted by Stephen Jerrom. On August 22, 1990, curator, Patric Prince and artists: David Em, Rebecca Allen and Victor Acevedo taped interviews for the show as part of the media coverage for ART 1990. 

Originally aired in September 1990. 

ART SCENE: Interviews with Rebecca Allen & Victor Acevedo (Part II)

In the 1980s and 90s local city government provided an opportunity for the interested public to produce their own cable TV programs. It was called 'Public Access.' This was a form of pre-internet media democratization. Public access cable TV has now been discontinued in Los Angeles, however with potential for a much larger audience, the internet in general and You Tube in particular, now provide an outlet for this kind of expression.

FNN Cable TV: Computer Art segment

APPRECIATING ART was a program on the American cable television channel called the Financial News Network. FNN ran a segment in the Fall of 1990 on what was then called "Computer Art." Note: Digital Art use to be called “Computer Art”.

The video includes interview (sound bite) clips by Patric Prince; Artist & EZTV Co-founder: Michael J. Masucci, and Digital artists: Tony Longson and Victor Acevedo. Also shown is work by Stewart McSherry, Rebecca Allen, Shelley Lake, David Em and others.

polly gone - shelley lake

This video was included in the exhibition ART 1990 at EZTV Gallery. It was included in the gallery show and presented at a separate screening on 22 September 1990.

NLOOPS - Vibeke Sorensen

This video was included in the exhibition ART 1990 at EZTV Gallery. It was included in the gallery show and presented at a separate screening on 22 September 1990.

The Thinker - Max Almy & Teri Yarbrow

This video was included in the exhibition ART 1990 at EZTV Gallery. It was included in the gallery show and presented at a separate screening on 22 September 1990.

exhibition photos

All black and white photos are a courtesy of Victor Acevedo. Photographer Greg Cloud.

Crowd outside EZTV during the Art 1990 Exhibition

Victor Acevedo, artist

Gregory Panos, Chair, LA-SIGGRAPH & Michael J. Masucci, Co-Artistic Director, EZTV

Patric Prince, curator and Kamran Moojedi, artist

Rebecca Allen, artist & Mitchell Wade, programmer

Crowd inside EZTV's exhibit, Art 1990