LACMA, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western United States. You can recognize the museum by its iconic “Urban Light” installation by Chris Burden. Besides its usual collection, LACMA is offering amazing exhibitions all year around.
LACMA is bringing to its stage Chagall’s fantasy costumes. Chagall got to do set design and costumes for many classical operas and ballets like Alexis set to music by Tchaikovsky or the Magic Flute by Mozart.
At “Chagall Fantasies for the stages“, you will get to see the costumes as well as the paintings of Chagall, used as sketches for the set designs.
The costumes are out of this world. You cannot stop contemplating every little detail .
A must see exhibition that will end on Jan 7, 2018
James Turrell is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. James Turrell has different exhibitions at the LACMA. One of them is Breathing Light that I got the chance to experience. Breathing Light is an installation designed to entirely eliminate the viewer’s depth perception. You enter a room heavily illuminated LED lights that change colors from blue to pink. As you walk through the room towards the end wall, you start losing the feeling of depth and you are not sure anymore where the walls are, you feel like you are surrounded by a mist of color.
The Rain Room by Random International is another unique experience. It is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected. The installation offers visitors an opportunity to experience what is seemingly impossible: the ability to control rain. I, with some hesitation, start walking towards the rain and sure enough, as I got closer it stops. The experience lasts 5 minutes, during which you are amazed at how you can control the rain and walk around without getting wet.
There is an art installation near the coffee shop that you can’t miss. It is a dense curtain of plastic yellow tubes by Jesús Rafael Soto called “Penetrable“. It’s called for visitors’ participation. You get to walk through the installation and feel and see the tubes movements.
The next exciting exhibition, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, where we will get to see a room that will reflect the imagination of the horror movie filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.