Consider This…

LACMA West, Level 1
April 9, 2006–January 15, 2007

Consider This... is LACMALab's fifth exhibition. The show continues the LACMALab mandate to investigate new models for presenting art and engaging audiences through the commission of participatory, "age-free" installations. In addition, it will incorporate the results of the recent critical review commissioned by LACMA and will be designed by the internationally known artist, Barbara Kruger.

LACMALab has commissioned six artists to examine the cultural and social landscape: who are we and who do we want to be? The goal of the exhibition is to fuse analytical thinking and creative expression at a time when there is a heightened need for meaningful discourse. The artists, Mark Bradford, Dorit Cypis, Margaret Honda, Philip Rantzer, Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Bruce Yonemoto, were chosen for their ability to provide a thoughtful, provocative, and constructive response to the questions posed. As always, the artists represent different generations and work in a wide range of mediums. If they choose, the artists could select objects from LACMA's permanent collections to incorporate into their installations.

LACMALab investigates new models for presenting art and engaging audiences. The hallmark of LACMALab is the participation of commissioned artists to create new works for all ages through a collaborative process. This exhibition was produced by LACMALab, a research and development unit of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Philip Rantzer's participation in this exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles's Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership.

Image: Consider This... entrance; Bruce Yonemoto, Birthday Party.