Art + Technology Lab

Art + Technology Lab

A Report on the Art & Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971
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Coming Soon: Reaching the Shore

Collaboration is a word worth interrogating. Though it is sometimes treated as a synonym for cooperation, the true meaning of collaboration is more complex, particularly as it pertains to the making of art. The entire legacy of Art + Technology at LACMA can be seen as a study in collaboration...

Art, Death, and Memorial: A Participatory Event with Gabriel Barcia-Colombo

Registration is open to participate in an artist project with Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, one of our 2015 Art and Technology Lab grant recipients. Gabe came into the Lab program, which incubates new artist projects, interested in how cultures memorialize the dead and how technology is altering our relationship to death and commemoration...

Inspired by the spirit of LACMA's original Art and Technology program (1967-1971), which paired artists with technology companies in Southern California, the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA supports artist experiments with emerging technology. Through our sponsors, the Lab provides grants, in-kind support, and facilities at the museum to develop new artist projects. To date, more than a dozen artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab.

The application period is now closed. The next call for proposals will be issued in December, 2016. Meanwhile, watch this space for announcements about upcoming programs, including demonstrations and workshops. Project documentation, ranging from code repositories to video archives and project websites, are available here. 

Art + Technology Lab Video

The Art + Technology Lab is located in LACMA’s newly renovated Balch Research Library, transformed to house the project thanks to support from the Los Angeles County Productivity Investment Fund. The area is used for hands-on workshops and public programs, including talks and demonstrations by artists and technologists in residence. Additional Art + Technology programming will take place throughout the campus, including lectures, film screenings and activities for students and families.


View the Art + Technology Lab Video