Posts Tagged ‘LACMA’

Ryan Trecartin at LACMA

Considered a prophet of the digital age, video artist Ryan Trecartin transforms contemporary culture’s addiction to the internet and obsession with technological devices into a violently exuberant visual orgy. Watching his work feels like riding a roller coaster into the vertiginous depths of the Web or looking through a kaleidoscope on acid; it is an experience of hysterical nonlinearity, relentless mutation, and extreme visual and verbal cacophony. On March 25,[.....]

Newsha Tavakolian at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

From our friends at Artillery magazine, today we bring you a review of Newsha Tavakolian‘s work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Author Ellie Shoja notes: “…Tavakolian’s women seem to use their societal limitations to trigger an internal process of private empowerment…” This article was originally published on November 20, 2013. Since she began her career as a photojournalist at the age of 16, Newsha[.....]

#Hashtags: The Art of Conquest

Key Lime

#institutions #race #jeffreydeitch #elibroad #lacma #moca #manifestdestiny #americanexpansionism Los Angeles museums have recently demonstrated the old adage that “nothing endures but change.” Since 2006, Michael Govan has been in charge of transforming the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from a Victorian-style encyclopedic museum into a powerhouse for contemporary art. During his tenure, Govan has recruited top American curators, including Franklin Sirmans and Christine Y. Kim, from privately endowed museums to his massive[.....]

James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA

James Turrell.  Afrum (White), 1966; cross corner projection; Photo © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA.

There’s no doubt that you’ll hear much about the work of James Turrell in the coming months. With three major exhibitions—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Guggenheim in New York—the art world seems primed to talk about nothing else. Given their geographical spread and the fact that all three exhibitions will be open[.....]

Seductresses at Family Dinners

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A column by Catherine Wagley Thanksgiving is not the time of year you realize you disagree with the people you love, but it often is the time you suddenly decide you want to pick the fights you’d usually avoid. My sister called yesterday from Washington, where she was with one branch of the family. She described a dinner[.....]

Ugly Painting Competition

Ken Price, "Hunchback of Venice" (2000), acrylic on fired clay, 14 ½ x 29 x 13 inches. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen. Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A column by Catherine Wagley When LACMA curator Stephanie Barron arrived in the galleries of the museum’s new Ken Price (1935-2012) retrospective yesterday morning, she saw three women bent over trying to get a look underneath Price’s sculpture The Hunchback of Venice. The sculpture is one of the first you see when you enter the show. “Apparently, they[.....]

Levitated Mass: ‘Huh? Wow!’ or ‘Wow! Huh?’

Installation view of Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass." Photo © Will Brown Hernández, 2012.

This past Sunday, under the beating hot Los Angeles sun, LACMA finally held its inauguration ceremony for “Levitated Mass,” the 340-ton piece of California granite which traveled for 11 days at 8 miles an hour through Southern California, eventually to be placed across a 456-foot long trench in the northwest quadrant of LACMA’s campus. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was there (his speech was mediocre). County supervisor[.....]