Michael Heizer: Actual Size

BCAM, Level 3
July 17, 2012–February 24, 2013

Michael Heizer’s ambitious, large-scale projects are often difficult to realize and just as difficult to document. Installed in BCAM is Michael Heizer: Actual Size, a series of fifteen individual photographic prints from 1970 of actual size monolithic rocks.  Taken together, Levitated Mass and this installation make a statement that is both sweeping in scope and specific to our time. “We live in a world that’s technological and primordial simultaneously,” Heizer has said. “The idea is to make art that reflects this premise.”

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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was made possible through a generous grant from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Image: Perris Cone Rock © Michael Heizer.