One of the Most Important Fundraisers at LACMA

Image credit: Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Urban Light is made possible by Willow Bay and Bob lger, and is open 24 hours a day thanks to their generosity. Special thanks to the Brandon-Gordon family for their founding support of the 2008 installation. © Chris Burden/licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Image credit: Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Urban Light is made possible by Willow Bay and Bob lger, and is open 24 hours a day thanks to their generosity. Special thanks to the Brandon-Gordon family for their founding support of the 2008 installation. © Chris Burden/licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Collectors Committee Weekend wrapped up with eight new acquisitions and $2.4 million dollars raised.

One of the most exciting and important fundraisers of the year, the two-day Collectors Committee event was a resounding success. This year, all proposed acquisitions were by female artists ranging from the 15th century to today, in line with the museum’s commitment to further diversify its collection. Only one work has been disclosed so far— Untitled by Luchita Hurtado, who’s been enjoying her golden hour recently with a solo show in New York, and retrospectives scheduled in London and Mexico.

In addition, each year, an artist whose work is in LACMA’s collection makes an edition for Collectors Committee members who donate at the highest level. This year, Betye Saar known for her works that mix surreal, symbolic imagery with a folk art aesthetic, did the honors.

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LACMA继续努力成为中国当代艺术的中心,举办展览,展示当今中国的一些主要艺术作品。

从6月2日起,在洛杉矶LACMA将展出34件作品,让美国观众了解过去四十年的中国艺术。 虽然由Allure of Matter联合展出的艺术家在中国当代艺术界众所周知,但在美国仍然鲜为人知。LACMA正在努力改变这一认知。此次展览展出了20位中国最重要、最具影响力的艺术家——从艾未未、蔡国强到徐冰、张煌等等。着重于有意识材料选择以及在不同作品中的不同象征。

根据新闻报道,“物质艺术”一词的魅力在于,它代表了中国当代艺术创作的这一趋势。你会看到不同的艺术家是如何重新诠释材料的,从普通的到非传统的,不断地探索和发展,历经几十年,有的甚至只用一种材料进行创作。

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