Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.
This grant will provide funding for two major art installations by Carolina Caycedo, an LA based Colombian artist. The first work, Be Dammed, is a video installation exposing the corporatization and decimation of water resources in Columbia. The second work is Serpent Book, an accompanying one-of-a-kind, multi-functional book including documentation of performances, satellite photos, drawings, video stills and research images as well as texts, interviews and native poetry associated with the body of work. Caycedo’s installation and publication are part of a larger exhibition, “A Universal History of Infamy” and part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. The works will be on view beginning in August 20, 2017 thru January 21, 2018.