Lasse Schmidt Hansen / Group XXXIII, Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
FINAL PROJECTS: GROUP XXXIII
3/9/12 to 3/11/12
MAK Center for Art and Architecture Mackey Apartments and Mackey Garage Top 1137 S. Cochran Avenue Los Angeles
Artist Lasse Schmidt Hansen utilized library collections around Los Angeles to build an archive documenting the patterned commercial carpet that covered the gallery floors at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the 1960s and early 1970s. Hansen found dozens of photos of iconic California and international artworks installed either directly on top of the carpet, or on pedestals and the surrounding walls. To Hansen, the carpet functioned as an ironic sign of the existing notions about art and art objects that local and international minimalist artists were questioning at exactly that time.