Andrea Bowers, “Nothing Is Neutral,” 2006. Exhibition view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Scott Groller
Opened by CalArts in 2003, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) introduces diverse audiences, students, and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives local artists the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT is a center for experimentation, discovery, and lively civic discourse.
Gallery at REDCAT aims to support, present, commission, and nurture new creative insights through dynamic projects and challenging ideas. The gallery presents five exhibitions every year, often of newly commissioned work that represents the artist’s first major presentation in the United States or Los Angeles. It also maintains an active publishing program, producing as many as two major monographs per year. Proceeding from the geographic and cultural specificities of Los Angeles, its program emphasizes artistic production of the Pacific Rim—namely, Mexico, Central and South America, and Asia—as a region that is of vital significance to California. The gallery aims to facilitate dialogue between local and international artists contributing to a greater understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts that inform contemporary artistic practice.