"Prometheus 1930/2017" as part of Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time (PST: LA/LA)

"Museums in Los Angeles find expert partners across South America," by Jori Finkel, The Art Newspaper

Of all the Southern California curators organizing shows for the second iteration of the Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time (PST: LA/LA) of 2017, which focuses on Latin American art, Dan Cameron knows the territory better than most. In the early 1990s, he travelled widely in South America. Soon after, as a senior curator at the New Museum in New York, he organized exhibitions on Cildo Meireles, Eugenio Dittborn, Doris Salcedo and Rivane Neuenschwander.

Now, the show he is organizing under the PST: LA/LA umbrella (PST2) for the Orange County Museum of Art, where he is chief curator, features Latin American kinetic art from the 1960s (which he sees as a tech-inspired predecessor of Southern California’s Light and Space art). He got the idea after seeing a show on a similar theme at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires in 2012.

Many PST2 curators are lining up additional venues for their shows. The Fowler Museum’s curator Patrick Polk is looking for two US venues, “ideally in New York and Miami”, he says, as well as European and Brazilian stops, for his Bahia art show. The Pomona College Museum of Art’s show that pairs José Clemente Orozco’s on-campus mural, Prometheus, 1930, with socially engaged art is due to travel to Mexico City. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will send its show to Mexico City and Lima. The Getty’s show, “Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas”, will travel to its co-organizer: the Met in New York.