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Visualization of the finished installation in the countryside


The Rose River Memorial is lead by Artist Marcos Lutyens  

The project was initiated in August 2020 with Dr. Tilly Hinton

And includes the collaboration of many key contributors and supporters including:
Marisa Caichiolo, Petra Eiko, Mary 'Happy' Price, Kristin Urquiza, Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Yi-Ping Hou, Robin Hanna, Tracy Hull, Angela Kender, Anna Newcome, Jennifer and Bettina Gonzales, Stuart Perkins, Jill Bernshouse, Edith Romero, Julia Johnston, Yuval Ron, Tim Garcia, Keri Meyer, Claudia Huiza, Endy Trece, Cassandra Coblenz, Mary Anne Kessler, Marvella Muro, Jasper Lutyens, Tina Calderon, Michelene Cherie, Brad Wolfe, Kuna Gordean Bailey, Carolyn Freyer-Jones, and many, many more! 
As well as friends at the Orange County Museum of Art,  Building Bridges Art Exchange, Ojai Retreat, Hui No'eau, Christ Cathedral, Self Help Graphics, City of Santa Monica, Heartfelt Foundation, The Friday Minute, LACDA, Create Protest, The Awesome Foundation, Burbank Tournament of Roses, Ep[iscopal School of Los Angeles, Ocean Charter School, Kiwanis, key Clubs, Girl Scouts of America, Elysian Valley Arts Collective, LA Breakfast Club, Orange County Autism, Let's Reimagine and Marked by Covid.

Project Lead
Marcos Lutyens




Lutyens’ artistic practice targets the psychic and emotional well-being of his audiences by skillfully leading participants in hypnotic exercises that affect the deepest levels of their psyche. His works take form in installations, sculptures, drawings, short films, writings and performances.

In his explorations of consciousness, Lutyens has collaborated with celebrated neuro-scientists V. Ramachandran and Richard Cytowic, as much as studying under shamans from different cultures. From these investigations and research he has worked with visitors’ unconscious states in museums, galleries and biennales around the world.

Lutyens was invited by the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY to be keynote artist with the opening performance at Culture Summit 2019. Lutyens has exhibited in many museums and leading art exhibitions around the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou, National Art Museum of China,  Documenta, and the Biennials of Venice, Istanbul, Liverpool, São Paulo.  In the time of COVID-19, Lutyens created a series of 12 zoom performances to help the healing process of people in various countries around the world, and is currently working on the national scale COVID-19 artwork Rose River Memorial, with collaboration from across the nation.


Lutyens has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including the Havana Biennial (2019) and as keynote artist invited by the Guggenheim at CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2019,the Frye Museum, Seattle (2018), Miró Foundation, Barcelona (2018), Main Museum, Los Angeles (2018), Latvian National Museum of Art (2018), the 33rd Bienial de São Paulo (2018),the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); The Armory, New York (2017); Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2017), Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017), La Monnaie de Paris (2017), Palazzo Grassi, Venice, (2017), 57th and 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2013 & 2017), Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); MoMA PS1, Queens (2014); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2014); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2010); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010 & 2014); the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010); 7th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2000)

Public outreach and PR
Jill Bernshouse

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