#FlashbackFriday to the opening of “A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity" @18thstreetarts Scroll left to see Gala Porras-Kim’s “La Mojarra Stella (Transfer Slab).” For the opening, Porras-Kim and other artists read from the Jorge Luis Borges piece that inspired "A Universal History of Infamy." This is the second installation of this -part exhibition, also on display at LACMA. We're extending our reach past the museum and into the city so keep your peeled. #LACMAEverywhere :: photos via @18thstreetarts and Kio Griffith @vinylgorilla#PSTLALA
If you have been in LACMA's Resnick Pavilion over the last week, you might have noticed a new large-scale painting by artist Mark Bradford. “150 Portrait Tone” is based on an idea for a work that Bradford conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in July 2016. Castile, a nutrition services supervisor at an elementary school, was shot after being pulled over in his car—an incident that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting in the passenger seat next to him.⠀
Head to our insta story to learn more about this piece.
"Every work must be a meditation." — Sarah Charlesworth :: Come visit "Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld" to meditate on the impact of images; exhibition on view until February 4. #LACMAPlusYou regram via @carolinemcginnis
Los Angeles-based Carmen Argote is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, photography, video, and performance. Many of her explorations originate from her own experiences with inhabited spaces. Currently on view in Home—So Different, So Appealing, her 720 Sq. Ft.: Household Mutations (2011) is a large-scale installation suspended from the ceiling and extended onto an open gallery floor. Watch this short clip and see the exhibition before it closes this Sunday.
“The House That America Built (El hogar que Estados Unidos construyó),” 2004/2017, is not just a literal recreation: it’s an art historical argument about American identity at a turning point in the nation’s history. The cabin is brightly painted with colors from the spring 2017 palette of Martha Stewart Signature Paint. In 2004, as Martinez first recreated the cabin, Martha Stewart was convicted of insider trading. Drawing on Theodore Kaczynski and Stewart’s simultaneous incarceration in federal prison and their similar family backgrounds—both are second-generation, Ivy-league educated, Polish Americans—Martinez links a domestic terrorist with a domestic hypercapitalist. “Home—So Different, So Appealing” closes Sunday. Come see the piece in person. #HomeatLACMA
A big congrats to "Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage" exhibition designer and The Industry Artistic Director Yuval Sharon! Sharon is now a MacArthur Fellow.
Watch this short clip on the relationship between art and the opera; and visit the exhibition, on view until January 7.
We love seeing the creative ways you take photos around the museum From Robert Irwin's "Primal Palm Garden" to Zinny & Maidagan's "Word for Word: Décor for Distance (Palabra por palabra: décor por distancia)," there are plenty of palm⠀
trees waiting for your arrival #LACMAPlusYou regram via @cvvgk