Why experimental art gallery Machine Project mattered

Machine Project has been running in Echo Park since 2003, but it’s shutting down next week. The Machine Project enabled artists to collaborate on experimental projects, and it worked with big institutions like LACMA and the Hammer Museum. We look back at the highlights of Machine Project over the last 15 years.

Carmina Escobar rehearses for “Fiesta Perpetua!” organized by Machine Project
at Echo Park Lake in May 2017. (Photo by Machine Project)

A vortex sculpture by Patrick Ballard installed on the exterior of the
Gamble House in Pasadena as part of an intervention by Machine Project in 2014.
(Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber)


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Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole