Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and The Broad Art Foundation

Exhibition:
Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and The Broad Art Foundation
On View:
February 23-August 4, 2013
Location:
BCAM, Level 3

(Los Angeles—February 13, 2013) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents a new exhibition of contemporary art that investigates the visual dialogue of the 1980s. Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and The Broad Art Foundation features more than fifty artworks—ranging from photography and painting to sculpture—and is drawn largely from two significant Los Angeles collections.

Emerging from modernism, artists in the 1980s broke away from traditional painting methods and questioned the notion of originality. The exhibition highlights a diverse group of artists who made significant and timely artworks associated with this challenging social and political period, including Jonathan Borofsky, Robert Gober, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, Meyer Vaisman, David Wojnarowicz, and more.

“Bringing together two comprehensive Los Angeles collections allows us to depict an era that began, in part, here in Los Angeles,” comments Franklin Sirmans, LACMA’s Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art. “In Ends and Exits we present a diverse scope of contemporary artists whose art captures the discourse of the 1980s.”