Cathy Byrd talks on the phone with Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their conversation considers the essential role of public art at LACMA, covers the latest news on Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass installation and previews upcoming LACMA exhibitions to feature the Broad Collection (2012) and the work of Noah Purifoy (2014). Recently appointed Artistic Director for Prospect.3 New Orleans, Franklin shares some of his thoughts about the 2014 exhibition.
Sound Editor: Leo Madriz | Images: Courtesy of LACMA, except where noted. | End Sound: Excerpt of audio recorded while moving Michael Heizer’s 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of LACMA
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Tags: BCAM, Biennial, Broad, contemporary art, de Menil, Dia Beacon, Franklin Sirmans, Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans, Levitated Mass, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Heizer, New Orleans, Prospect.3, public art, sculpture
Great and insightful conversation. I really appreciated the discussion about video art and its growing importance for museum acquisitions, especially at it relates to Prospect New Orleans. I look forward to hearing more about the Noah Purifoy exhibition in the near future.
Thanks for listening! We'll definitely be following Franklin's work with Prospect New Orleans.The Noah Purifoy exhibition promises to be an important one. Wouldn't it be beautiful if assemblages from his outdoor museum were installed on the LACMA campus?