Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (November 22, 2015–February 21, 2016), the artist’s first comprehensive museum exhibition in the United States. Among the most important artists to emerge during the 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater has created groundbreaking and influential works of art in film, video, and installation that challenge the normative ways in which moving images are experienced. Her dynamic, immersive installations address key issues that span the realms of film, museum exhibitions, the natural sciences, and contemporary culture through the deployment of movement, scale, and architecture. Co-curated by Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, The Sympathetic Imagination comprises 22 works from the early 1990s through 2015. Occupying approximately 20,000 square feet, it is LACMA’s largest monographic exhibition dedicated to a female artist to date.

  • Nov 22, 2015–Feb 21, 2016
  • Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
  • BCAM, Level 3: Nathanson Gallery
  • Exhibitions