What´s the difference between Los Angeles and Yogurt?
Yogurt has real culture! American writer Tom Taussik has said that about L.A.
Is it true? We are not sure. Intrigued by the rumors that L.A. is becoming a giant on the art map and that it has become one of the contemporary art capitals of the word art something… decided to visit the city in search for some inspiration, young, talented artists to collaborate with and - in case ”real culture” was not found at least – some sunlight .
We were delighted and impressed to found everything we had on our list! Some highlights from our LA visit are:
The Broad is an absolute MUST in L.A. This phenomenal collection of contemporary art (one of the world’s most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art) is breathtaking, mind-bending and euphoric! The museum building also is one of the most interesting contemporary exhibition spaces - designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). You never want to leave this place!!! ❤️
The Museum of Contemporary Art across the street from The Broad on Grand Avenue should not be missed for its multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary art.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, another Shangri-La for art lovers! The largest art museum in western US that hosts one of the most significant collections in the world of Asian art, Latin American art, Islamic art and works by leading modern and contemporary artists.
The Getty Center
For sure you will find “real culture” at The Getty Center! This behemoth of art, culture and research shows European and American art from medieval times to the present. The incredible, jaw-dropping private art collection is exhibited in an enormous architectural complex designed by Richard Meier with open spaces, extraordinary sights, sounds, scents and spectacular views over Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
Last but not least...Downtown L.A. is the art destination of the city in search for the new generation artists growing the grass root movements. Very often it´s compared to Berlin with a lot of art and design galleries, hip coffee shops, boutiques and lots of creative people moving here for economic reasons (more about the galleries and the young artists to come in the near future)