Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection

Courtesy LACMA.
Static, 2009, by Steve McQueen. 35mm film transferred to HD video; continuous projection.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles Monday January 14 2013 11:00 - 17:00

With nav systems making Thomas Guides look like ancient relics, our modern-day notions of mapping have completely been altered. Go see how different artists have interpreted different concepts and ways of mapping with Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, on now at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA. The exhibit includes work from 39 artists: large-scale sculptures, paintings, film, photography and works on paper almost entirely from the museum’s permanent collection, tied together by the concept of topography and man's place on a global scale.

Examples include the West Coast debut of Steve McQueen's video installation Static (2009), which features the Statue of Liberty in distorted surroundings; Robert Smithson's Proposal for a Monument in Antarctica (1966); Harold Edgerton's Stonehenge from Airplane (1944); and Gabriel Orozco's Lost Line, a mid-1990s sculpture of an oily orb made from plasticine and cotton string from which the exhibit takes its name. All signs point to you finding Lost Line fascinating.

Venue name: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon-Tues, Thur 11am–5 pm; Fri 11 am–8 pm; Sat-Sun 10am–7 pm; Sun 10 am–7 pm; closed Wed
Price: General admission $15; seniors and students $10; 17 and under free. Free after 3pm for LA county residents Mon-Fri. Free on the second Tue of each month. Self park $10 (free after 7pm).