The award-winning film, "Catherine Opie b. 1961," commissioned by LACMA Productions, is being shown at a variety of upcoming film festivals ⭐️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2016, Opie’s “O Portfolio” was shown at LACMA in its entirety for the first time at a Los Angeles Museum. The photographs depict sadomasochistic scenarios derived from her participation in San Fransisco’s bondage community. Now, this film, directed by Sini Anderson, traces the journey of the artist, whose work has often been labeled subversive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The short documentary has garnered prestigious recognition, including the “HBO Documentary Short Film Award” at Provincetown Film Festival. #LACMAEverywhere#PrideMonth#pride
Late night collection highlight: “Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden,” Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), late 18th-early 19th century 🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Though the subject of this painting is an imaginary gathering in China, many real figures make an appearance. 🔍 Important guests include the poet and calligrapher Su Shi (1037-1101), the eccentric Mi Fu (1051-1107) and the famous painter Li Gonglin (1049-1106), all of whom have long been considered cultural heroes and models of scholarly virtue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See the full work in the Hammer Building, floor 2.
“Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing” is now on view. Organized both conceptually and chronologically, this exhibition explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, “Beyond Line” will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo courtesy National Museum of Korea