Lost Line: Contemporary Art From The Collection

(Los Angeles, November 15, 2012) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, featuring more than seventy-five artworks that consider notions of mapping, topography and monumentality as central themes. On view in BCAM November 25, 2012-February 24, 2013, the exhibition includes large-scale sculpture and painting installations, film, photography, and works on paper by a range of artists, architects, and scientists. Lost Line is the second large-scale exhibition of works from LACMA’s contemporary holdings in the last two years, following Human Nature in the spring of 2011.

The thirty-nine artists comprising Lost Line span various disciplines, generations, artistic movements, and geographies with works by Uta Barth, Lecia Dole-Recio, Shannon Ebner, Harold Edgerton, Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Kasten, Jim Lambie, Steve McQueen, Yunhee Min, Gabriel Orozco, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark, and more.

Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, says, “Lost Line departs from standard displays of permanent museum holdings by galvanizing aesthetic approaches and creative ideas of twentieth and twenty-first century thinkers, thus reconsidering the role of the contemporary in an encyclopedic context.”

Image credit:

Steve McQueen, Static (2009), Gift of Steve Tisch, © Steve McQueen

Analia Saban, Erosion (Geometric Cubes within Circle: Two-Point Perspective with Guidelines), 2012, © Analia Saban

Shannon Ebner, RAW WAR, 2004, Gift of the artist, © Shannon Ebner, Photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA

Ingrid Calame, ffwsptffwsptffwspt, 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Marvin B. Meyer Family Endowment in memory of Nan Uhlmann Meyer © Ingrid Calame

Exhibition: Lost Line: Contemporary Art From The Collection On View: November 25, 2012-February 24, 2013 Location: BCAM, Level 2
  • Exhibitions