Getty Research Institute presents
November 16, 2004–February 27, 2005

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90049 (Exit Skirball Center Drive off the 405)
(310) 440-4500, fax (310) 440-4595
Contact: Mia Cariño (310) 440-4544
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Sachiko Kodama and Minako Takeno, Protrude, Flow
Courtesy of the artists

Exhibition of contemporary art works investigates the exciting dialogue between art and science

Los Angeles—Time/Space, Gravity, and Light, a new exhibition of digital art and multimedia installation organized by the Getty Research Institute, opens at the Skirball Cultural Center on November 16, 2004 and continues through February 27, 2005. Developed to complement the major exhibition Einstein—now on view at the Skirball through May 29, 2005—Time/Space, Gravity, and Light features award-winning contemporary art that employs science and technology to evoke a subjective, emotional response to the physical properties central to Albert Einstein’s work.

On display will be Listening Post, by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, offering a real-time representation of global communication moving at the speed of light; Protrude, Flow, by Sachiko Kodama and Minako Takeno, an electromagnetic installation in which liquid seems to defy gravity; and several works by Jim Campbell, including three from his Ambiguous Icons series, which are meditations on our perceptions of light and time. Organized by Glenn Phillips, Research Associate and Consulting Curator of the Getty Research Institute’s Department of Contemporary Programs and Research, Time/Space, Gravity, and Light coincides with the Getty Research Institute’s 2004–2005 research theme of “Duration,” which marks the 20th anniversary of the Getty’s scholar program.

Lori Starr, Senior Vice President of the Skirball Cultural Center and Director of the Skirball Museum, remarked, “In organizing the landmark exhibition Einstein, it would have been inconceivable not to also investigate the lasting impact of Einstein’s theories on art and culture today. We were pleased to turn to our friends at the Getty Research Institute, who are engaged in exciting scholarship this year examining the temporal dimension and experience of art, to celebrate the enduring relationship between the visual arts, science and technology. We believe that this exhibition, together with Einstein, will fascinate our visitors and generate new dialogue.”

Thomas Crow, Director of the Getty Research Institute, added, “Einstein first determined that time and space are anything but fixed, and visual artists working today, along with their audiences, have looked beyond the ordinary dimensions of perception. The works in Time/Space, Gravity, and Light are striking examples of such innovative, experimental art, and we are delighted to bring them to Los Angeles in the context of the Skirball’s presentation of Einstein.”          

In addition to Time/Space, Gravity, and Light, the Getty will present a series of lectures and film screenings with the Skirball that will range from rare documentary footage of Einstein to artists’ experimentations with abstract visual renderings of time, space and light. Visit <> for future updates about these programs.


Visiting the Skirball
Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (exit Skirball Center Drive off the 405).
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–5:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; extended hours on Thursday evenings 5:00–9:00 p.m. through December 30, 2004 only, except holidays (see below); closed Mondays and on the following holidays: November 11, November 25, January 1, and additional days in 2005 to be announced.
Time/Space, Gravity, and Light Admission: $8 General, $6 Students and Seniors. Admission is free for Skirball Members and children under 12; admission is also free to the general public on Thursdays and at any time with paid admission to Einstein.
Einstein Admission: $12 General, $10 Group Rates, $8 Students and Seniors,  free for Skirball Members and children under 12; admission to Einstein is also free to the general public on Thursdays.
Parking is free. 
For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit To become a Skirball Member, the public may call (310) 440-4599 or visit
The Skirball is also home to Zeidler’s Café, which serves innovative California cuisine in an elegant setting, and Audrey's Museum Store, which sells books, contemporary art, music and more.

About the Skirball
Skirball Cultural Center
is dedicated to exploring the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It welcomes and seeks to inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity. Guided by our respective memories and experiences, together we aspire to build a society in which all of us can feel at home.

Skirball Cultural Center achieves its mission through public programs that explore literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; through the display and interpretation of its permanent collections and changing exhibitions; through scholarship in American Jewish history and related publications; and through outreach to the community.

About the J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Grant Program. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs are based at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

About the Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding about art and its history through advanced research.  It serves scholars worldwide through residencies, fellowships, online resources, a body of scholarly databases, and the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, one of the largest art libraries in the world with over 800,000 volumes as well as special collections relevant to the history of art, archaeology, and architecture from antiquity to the present.

Additional information is available on the Getty Web site at

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