Los Angeles County Museum of Art
New Curatorial Strategies of Contemporary Art in the Encyclopedic Museum. The LACMA has recently begun to use contemporary art as a tool for both the understanding of other historic styles of art as well as a way to draw in a larger audience through public art. This tour looks at works by Michael Heizer, Andreas Gursky, Chris Burden, Richard Serra, Jorge Pardo and others as a means to understand the curatorial strategy of using contemporary art, not just within its own department but throughout the museum.
The Emergence of Los Angeles Contemporary Galleries to the Global Stage
Tour Los Angeles’s emergent commercial gallery scene, has experienced a proliferation of galleries blurring the lines between museum and commercial gallery. Regen Projects, Blum & Poe and others have created a virtual arms race, where 22,000 sq. ft. galleries by well-known architects have become the new norm, concretizing Los Angeles’s place amongst the top cities in the world to see and collect contemporary art.
Meet the ArtMuse LA Team
Dane Jensen earned a B.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. As an independent curator, advisor and former commercial gallery director spanning over 15 years, he brings a unique experience of art through both the academic and commercial ends of the art world.
Jensen has curated and organized exhibitions and projects throughout California, including: the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Oakland Museum of California; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. His curatorial projects have been featured in The Art Newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Flaunt magazine. His work has allowed him to travel to many of major art events throughout the world including Art Basel, Documenta, and the Berlin Biennial to name a few.