Levitated Mass is the story of a rock star; the artist behind the sensation; a $10 million, 22-city tour; and the international media storm that ensued—but not in the way you might expect. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over the course of 10 nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer, drawing hundreds of camera crews and cell phone shooters alike to document its journey. Tens of thousands of people came out to watch the megalith travel through their communities to its final resting place over a 456-foot-long negative space formed by a concrete slot. “Levitated Mass” is one of the only pieces of art in recent history to inspire such a reaction in pop culture, bringing together the art community, public officials, and the general population to debate the merits and pitfalls of a giant stone suspended above their heads. The film takes on Heizer’s passion for this piece and masterfully interweaves this influential artist’s biography with the backstory of the art (originally conceptualized in 1968), the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: “What is art?”
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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Scavenger Hunts are quest games, where the facilitator provides you with a list of things that you have to find and photograph. This Saturday we'll have special guest facilitators to lead in an exciting journey of discovery.
How many times have you been drawn in by a headline? Did you click on an article only to find that its message was not at all what you thought? In this week's session of Culture and Community we'll explore how to identify, read through, and even create "Click-Bait".
У травні цього року відзначали 200-ту річницю з дня народження американського поета Волта Вітмена. Художники і художниці студії Aza Nizi Maza звернулись до Вітмена навесні, аби привітати його з днем народження. У віршах Вітмен писав, що кінець кінцем готовий відмовитися від усього, крім розмаїття своїх облич. Саме вони — багатогранні характери Вітмена — стали темою виставки.
Even if you're not a fan of crime novels, we hope you'll be a fan of this week's speaking club. We're talking about everything Crime, from crime games, to funny crimes, to how we treat crime today versus centuries ago.
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.