LACMA Exhibition Explores Maps and Monuments

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, featuring more than seventy-five artworks that consider notions of mapping, topography and monumentality as central themes. On view at Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at LACMA through February 24, 2013, the exhibition includes large-scale sculpture and painting installations, film, photography, and works on paper by a range of artists, architects, and scientists. Lost Line is the second large-scale exhibition of works from LACMA’s contemporary holdings in the last two years, following Human Nature in the spring of 2011. 

The thirty-nine artists comprising Lost Line span various disciplines, generations, artistic movements, and geographies with works by Uta Barth, Lecia Dole-Recio, Shannon Ebner, Harold Edgerton, Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Kasten, Jim Lambie, Steve McQueen, Yunhee Min, Gabriel Orozco, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark, and more. 

Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, says, “Lost Line departs from standard displays of permanent museum holdings by galvanizing aesthetic approaches and creative ideas of twentieth and twenty-first century thinkers, thus reconsidering the role of the 
contemporary in an encyclopedic context.”  
 
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles. For more information, call 323-857-6000 or visit lacma.org.
 

 

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