LACMA and Snap Inc. Release New Collection of AR Monuments as Part of the LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives Initiative

(Los Angeles, CA—September 7, 2023) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), in collaboration with Snap Inc., launches the third and final collection of LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives projects today. This multi-year initiative brings together artists and technologists to create augmented reality monuments that explore histories of Los Angeles communities and amplify perspectives from across the region.

The new collection of AR monuments includes Victoria Fu’s meditation on the Chinese Massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles; Yassi Mazandi’s consideration of climate displacement through imagery from the 12th-century Persian poem "Conference of the Birds"; Rashaad Newsome’s tribute to the spirit of perpetual regeneration and innovation in Black culture; Rubén Ortiz Torres’s response to the theft of bronze busts from Lincoln Park, which had honored Mexican historical figures; and Alison Saar’s shrine for women whose bodies have been colonized and commodified throughout time.