BCAM/LACMA/2008

BCAM/LACMA/2008

by Lynn Zelevansky
     
 

BCAM/LACMA/2008 marks the opening of LACMA's new three-story contemporary-art building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. The centerpiece of the book is the fascinating--and hitherto largely untold--history of contemporary art at LACMA, written by Lynn Zelevansky, Curator of Contemporary Art. Zelevansky's 26,000-word essay is profusely…  See more details below

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BCAM/LACMA/2008 marks the opening of LACMA's new three-story contemporary-art building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. The centerpiece of the book is the fascinating--and hitherto largely untold--history of contemporary art at LACMA, written by Lynn Zelevansky, Curator of Contemporary Art. Zelevansky's 26,000-word essay is profusely illustrated with signature works from the collection and numerous historical and documentary photographs. In addition, an essay by LACMA's Director, Michael Govan, explores the synergetic enrichment of the museum's contemporary holdings by the world-famous collection of Eli and Edythe Broad, illustrated with 30 full-page reproductions of masterworks and recent acquisitions. A conversation with Govan, Broad and Piano provides intimate background details on the entire collaborative building process, from idea through funding, design and execution. As a unique contribution to the volume, four Los Angeles artists were commissioned to respond to the building project with a photography project. Anthony Hernandez provided a portfolio of elegant abstractions. Sharon Lockhart photographed the process of archaeological excavation from the underlying tar pits. The Center for Land Use Interpretation journeyed to the far-flung quarries and mines that were the sources of the construction materials. And Uta Barth discovered spaces of beauty and mystery within the unfinished building. BCAM/LACMA/2008 is not only a celebration of a significant moment, but also an in-depth look at a vital, growing institution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875871974
Publisher:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Uta Barth was born in Berlin, Germany and later worked and lived in America. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio and Parco Gallery, Tokyo. In 2005 Barth had solo exhibitions at the Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco and the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. The artist was also awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004.

Sharon Lockhart's photography and film work has been widely exhibited in national and international venues. A major survey exhibition of her work was presented at the Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam in 1999 and traveled to the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in 2000. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as the 1997 Santa Fe Biennial and the 1997 and 2000 Whitney Biennials.

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