18 March - 13 May 2012
Mappa, Italy, 1979
cotton embroidery floss, Purchased with funds provided by The Broad Contemporary Art Museum Foundation in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary, Museum Associates © 2011.
Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping
18 February - 13 May, 2012
Common Places features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection which transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa.
The resulting textiles articulate contemporary aspects of global phenomena and suggest that far from being a recent development, globalization has deep historical roots that extended into the home and everyday life.