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Art critics honor Cal State Long Beach museum

March 21, 2012 |  7:13 am


The American chapter of the International Assn. of Art Critics announced its annual awards this month and among the honorees in 12 categories was one museum in Southern California. The critics also honored two installations that have been seen in Los Angeles -- Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" and Christian Marclay's "The Clock."

The University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach received a second-place award for the best show at a university gallery for its exhibition "Perpetual Motion: Michael Goldberg." The show, curated by Chris Scoates and Elizabeth Anne Hanson, ran in the fall of 2010.

"Perpetual Motion" is a survey of the late artist's paintings. The first-place winner in the category was "Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life," which ran at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College.

The critics honored Ai's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," which was displayed at Pulitzer Fountain near Central Park in New York. The installation of sculptures received the second-place award for best project in a public space. The sculptures also traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011.

Marclay's "The Clock" -- a 24-hour video consisting of clips from movies and television edited together to keep real time -- won an award for best show in a commercial gallery. The installation was shown at the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York.

"The Clock" has been screened at LACMA and will have another free, 24-hour screening on March 24.

Read the full list of honorees from the critics association.


Ai Weiwei on art, his health and life out of prison

Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' starts ticking at LACMA

Review: 'Perpetual Motion: Michael Goldberg' at Cal State Long Beach

-- David Ng

Photo: From 1993, "Bowery Days 30" by Michael Goldberg. Credit: University Art Museum / Cal State Long Beach