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LAND of Opportunity
by Heather Jeno


It all began by thinking outside of the institutional box. In January 2009, LAND—the Los Angeles Nomadic Division—premiered its inaugural set of curated artist activities at four sites across L.A. and emerged as the city’s most ambitions public art initiative in recent history. Founded Shamim M. Momin and Christine Y. Kim, LAND offers unconventional programming aimed at revitalizing and reconsidering site-specific public art and accompanying notions of space, scale, and monumentality, with potential for significant conceptual impact on art and cities alike.

Teresa Margolles, Untitled, 2010. Concrete and morgue water used during autopsies, 31.5 x 78.7 x 13.8 in. each. Courtesy the artist, Jardin Botánico Culiacán, and CIAC, Mexico

 


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