One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.
Thursday is opening day for an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. Architectones features abstract and figurative sculptures placed throughout the property of the Richard Neutra VDL Research House.
By design, "Landscape: scene/re-seen" is not an homage to the majestic beauty of nature, nor it is a proclamation of our inevitable doom. It, as Andy Hall, the collector whose works we see here so eloquently puts it, is "the world we live in."
Belger's beautiful machines and the photographs he produces with them are stunning, surreal, yet incredibly grounded and visceral expressions of the artist's and subjects' place in time and light, and our brief time and place on earth.