LOS ANGELES — The new Broad Museum has received criticism for exhibiting a safe, market-friendly collection of familiar names, but the protest held in front of the museum on opening day had nothing to do with art.
LOS ANGELES — The wait is over. After a 15-month delay, ballooning costs, and lawsuits, the Broad Museum is finally set to open this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.
Eli Broad’s under-construction Los Angeles museum, ominously named The Broad, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the German supplier of its distinctive honeycomb façade, the New York Times reported.
Here are five museums that have made it through the obstacles of committees, construction, and community and are (more or less) finally set to open in the imminent future.
It can be a subtle thing — the way in which an organization or collective comprised of ambitious and purposeful people working toward a clear set of goals starts to slip into something a bit murkier; something that seems to be more about self-perpetuation and outsiders’ goals than about that original impetus to come together.
A lot has happened in the week and half since we last gave you an update on the situation at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Oh wait, except … nothing’s actually happened.
Artist Ed Ruscha has left the board of LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), following the departures last week of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie. The last artist on the board has left the building.
This morning, LA Anonymous unveiled their latest work, a circus-inspired poster installed on the north-facing wall of Zip Fusion Sushi in downtown LA, near Little Tokyo. Titled “Art in the Streets” (2011), the poster by LA Anonymous appears a week before MOCA LA director Jeffrey Deitch’s Art in the Streets show opens.
This week … what makes an artist a professional, taking Rirkrit Tiravanija’s relational aesthetics for a joyride, Jan Gossaert at the Nat’l Gallery, post-Katrina New Orleans, a history of title design in cinema, stereoscopic pics as GIFs, Eli Broad’s art collection, Google Street View as art & in China …
Eli Broad’s much anticipated museum finally unveiled the design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to the public today. First of all, I have a very difficult time taking firms that use a plus sign instead of an ampersand or just the word “and” seriously because, really? Anywho, back to the design. Bluntly put it’s a rhombus looking cube with a concrete (concrete!?) honeycomb skin that makes a “flirtatious gesture in the direction of Disney Hall,” Christopher Hawthorne’s words, not mine. The honeycomb of the skin is elongated in such a way towards the highest “flirtatious” point, it actually just looks like it is being sucked into a vortex, and not a good one.
LA art worlders were quick to jump on the New Yorker’s recent profile of multi-billionaire art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad. LATimes art critic Christopher Knight tweeted this article by David Ng for the paper’s Culture Monster blog that goes through the New Yorker profile point by point, showing where it comes up short.