This exhibition gathers work by artists who address concepts of space and place. Drawn entirely from the Modern’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos by artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. The categories of space and place are broadly conceived, encompassing nature, the city, environment, geography, and atmosphere, as well as landscapes of the imagination.
Los Angeles–based artist Analia Saban (b. 1980, Buenos Aires) takes traditional artistic media, such as paint, marble, and canvas, and pushes their limits in inventive ways that merge scientific experimentation with artmaking. In her Draped Marble works, Saban bends slabs of marble to the brink of destruction. Arced over walnut sawhorses, the marble appears fragile and pliable.
Did you know that in parts of Asia, people pay a higher price for a pound of rhino horn than they would pay for a pound of gold or cocaine? Their irrational demand for a substance no different from human fingernails is fueling an ideological battle on the ground in South Africa. Many South Africans living near the country's declining rhino populations face the heart-breaking decision of living in crippling poverty OR aiding and abetting the global trade in rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products.