When LACMA's Resnick Pavilion was first opened, a lucky few art insiders got to see an artwork installed there by Walter De Maria. It was a piece that LACMA director Michael Govan had imagined for that space. Now it has been reinstalled, in the central third of the Pavilion: The 2000 Sculpture is made of 2000 individual pieces of plaster, each arranged in such a precise manner that it moves beyond mathematics into poetry. Govan describes the incredible power of the site-specific work. The 2000 Sculpture is on show through April of next year.
Walter De Maria, The 2000 Sculpture, 1992; Collection of Walter A. Bechtler-Siftung, Switzerland; Photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA