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Robert Irwin installation locations
June 7, 2011 12:36 AM   Subscribe

I'm traveling to southern California soon and am wondering where I can see some work of artist Robert Irwin.

I know he designed the garden at the Getty Center and, to my good fortune, is giving a talk this coming Sunday (June 12) at LACMA.

I'm interested in the installations he did in the 1970's and the work of other "light and space" artists like Maria Nordman and James Turrell. The gardens and public works sound cool, but I'm really curious about the indoors stuff too. I've read so much about them, it would be nice to see something in this vein in person. Is there anywhere in this area you can view an installation by one of these artists?
posted by victory_laser to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
 
There's one of Irwin's outdoorsy things on the grounds of CSULB.

LA's MOCA has one (more?) of his "light disk" sculptures (?) in the permanent collection; unfortunately, they're not always on display.
posted by notyou at 6:53 AM on June 7, 2011


One of his outdoor installations, Two Running Violet V Forms, is part of the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego.

Irwin's work is included in the High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s exhibition at MCASD La Jolla; I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know which piece(s) it has. That show runs through September 5. The museum also has three of his recent (2006, 2007) works in its collections; one of them, Light and Space, can be viewed at the downtown location.

How soon are you visiting, by the way? It doesn't open until September 25, but MCASD is exhibiting Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface; the show focuses completely on the light and space movement and includes the work of Larry Bell, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler, among others.
posted by vespertine at 7:58 AM on June 8, 2011


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