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CURRENT
Andrew Holmes, Urn, color pencil on paper, 2003, 31" (H) x 21"(W)

ANDREW HOLMES

The Golden Hour

Through January 15, 2015

“Holmes’ most favorite subject has always been Los Angeles, or rather, the lines of transportation that artfully sustain the city across the harsh surrounding desert. He is an architect by vocation and a teacher, the concatenation of mobile structures on the American Highway (trucks, trailers and tanks) with their permanent industrial armature (which channels, fills, fuels, unloads, washes) is for him the great architecture of America. Its configurations exist in the recurrent process rather then stasis, and some of his work exploits video, filmstrips and Polaroid assemblage to open up time within the work.”
— From Modern Art in the Common Culture, by Thomas Crow

This exhibition has been made possible with the kind assistance of BMW Beverly Hills

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ACE MUSEUM
400 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.965.8200
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CURRENT
Gao Brothers, Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head

GAO BROTHERS

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head

Currently on view outside Ace Museum

In December 2011, the Ace Museum unveiled a sculpture by the Gao Brothers titled Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head and it is currently on view in front of the museum on 400 South La Brea Avenue. The 20-foot tall chrome statue is a portrait of a former Socialist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, whose enormous head serves as the slippery slope onto which a small figure of Mao holding a balancing stick is perched. Beyond Mao's minuscule scale, the Brothers further marginalized the former leader by portraying him with female genitalia. This is in direct reference to the control exercised over him by his third wife and former actress, Jiang Qing, who rose to political power during the 1960s. The sculpture is now banned from re-entry into China due to its highly controversial nature.

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ACE MUSEUM
400 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.965.8200
acemuseum.org

UPCOMING
Komar and Melamid, Self portrait Young Pioneers, oil on canvas, 1982, 72"(H) x 50" (W)

Notes From the Underground:
Moscow 1960 – 1990

Exhibition opening Spring 2015

Notes From the Underground is the first monumental historical retrospective to be presented in the United States of Sots Art (Socialist Art or "Soviet Pop Art"), which originated in the Soviet Union as a reaction against the official aesthetic doctrine of the State – Social Realism, featuring the rarely seen masterworks of over one hundred artists. It is the largest exhibition of Soviet art of this era to ever be presented in the United States drawn from prominent museum and private collections and covering the years 1952 – present.

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MATT HOPE

Microscopic Perfect Cube (2005)

Through January 2015

From the collection of Andrea Nasher.

The primary apparatus is designed as a vibration-free chamber to house the microscopic cube, coupled with a video magnification system to make the central object viewable. The cube itself is made of solid steel that has been reduced to a hundredth of an inch. Works from the Perfect Cube series are fabricated to a level that exceeds our ability to visually judge the accuracy that their titles declare; hence the power of these works lies in their ability to take such values to an extreme, creating a bar of distinction so high ('nano-precision') that it can't be met by the art viewer.

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ACE MUSEUM
400 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(At the SE corner of La Brea & 4th Street)

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