Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge
(Los Angeles—July 22, 2019) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge, marking the artist’s first large-scale museum presentation. For 50 years, Thomas Joshua Cooper (United States, b. 1946, active Scotland) has been making photographs outdoors. Often realized through intense physical travel to remote and isolated sites, these stunning, large-scale, black-and-white photographs encapsulate the psychological impact of each place through geographic and atmospheric details. The exhibition comprises 140 works, showcasing Cooper’s The World’s Edge—The Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity, a project to chart the Atlantic basin its most extreme northern, southern, eastern, and western points that he began in 1987.
The World’s Edge is co-organized by Rebecca Morse, Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, and Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA. Following the presentation at LACMA, the exhibition will travel to the National Galleries of Scotland (July 31, 2021–January 16, 2022).