LACMA Productions

LACMA continues to make the moving image an integral part of the museum through exhibitions, film programs, and educational outreach. Each year, LACMA also honors exceptional artists and filmmakers whose achievements have greatly influenced their respective areas. The museum has invited innovative filmmakers to produce short films on the visual artists being honored. View those films below.

Directed by Lisanne Skyler

Seven minutes
 
2016 

Pioneering Light and Space artist Robert Irwin has explored the nature of perception for over six decades. Along the way, he broke a few rules.

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Directed by Jessica Yu

Eight minutes
 
2015

What is visual perception? James Turrell, the artist who, for over 40 years, has been creating artworks that test our notions of seeing, takes us on a journey through his immersive series of works.


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Directed by Pippa Bianco

Five minutes

2014

Picturing Barbara Kruger is a five-minute portrait of this iconic artist. Narrated by Barbara Kruger with an original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves.


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Directed by Lucy Walker

Six minutes

2013

The story of David Hockney, an artist who is adamant about living life in the now. Thank you to all those who generously provided archival footage including The Andy Warhol Museum.


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Directed by Lance Acord

Seven minutes

2012 

A short film about L.A. artist Ed Ruscha as seen through his personal spaces: from the road to his studio to the desert and his garden, and through the eyes of his dog, Woody. 


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Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Six minutes

2011 

This film encapsulates the history, wit, and importance of John Baldessari’s conceptual work and his 60-year career, which has inspired generations of artists. 


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