Los Angeles, spring 1962: Invited to California by legendary gallerist Virginia Dwan, nouveau réaliste artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) realizes the tirs, or “shooting paintings,” with her partner, Swiss artist Jean Tinguely for the first time in the U.S. In front of a crowd that includes John Cage, Ed Ruscha, Jane Fonda, and Leo Castelli, Niki creates assemblages of disparate objects and bladders of paint which, when shot, transform spontaneously into wild dispersions of colors and textures. In homage, contemporary artists Alex Becerra, Liz Craft, Karon Davis, Noah Davis, Alexandra Grant, Noah Kienholz, Lipschutz & Lipschutz, Matthew Monahan, Lara Schnitger, Henry Taylor, Jennifer West, and Brigitte Zieger will shoot up new work. For more information, see www.tirsreloaded.com.
Tirs: Reloaded, by Niki de Saint Phalle
- Sunday, January 22, 2012, High noon
- Admission: Due to the nature of this performance, this event is invitation-only. Please check back following the festival to view documentation from the event.