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Untitled (Street Performances) Broad Museum Construction Site, Los Angeles

Museum Architecture, Mason Line  (Photos: Sandra de la Loza)

February 10th, 2013

 

The Untitled (Street Performances) series consists of interventions in public spaces that challenge hierarchies of power and control. This site-specific performance is a critique of Eli Broad's new contemporary art museum in downtown LA, which is nearing completion. My intervention involved scaling the construction site and scaffolding while marking my path with Mason Line, a material used to site level and plumb. By upending the grid through the material used to mark it and by re-inserting an individual artist's presence into the foundational structure of the institution, the gesture demonstrates the agency of the artist and the art on which the collectors', curators' and museums' power are based.

 

Video: Broad Museum Mason Line, 2013

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