Art takes to the street
In L.A., art is seen as something that is alive and that must be experienced. That’s why, what are known as “art walks”, are held regularly. During these walks, locals and tourists wander the streets together, celebrating this new talent of these cutting-edge artists.
Less than a hundred metres away is the striking red outline of MOCA Grand Avenue, the main gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. This original construction by the architect Arata Isozaki marked the beginning of a new cultural era for the city in the middle of the 1980s; one of the symbols of this period being the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the titanium building designed by Frank Gehry.
There is even room for contemporary art in Beverly Hills, the district where lavish mansions and luxury boutiques live side-by-side. A forest of streetlights welcomes you to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This is the legendary work ‘Urban Light’, which thousands of tourists are photographed next to every day, leaving a record of their visit on Instagram. Once you have passed through this strange forest, other surprises await you. These include the ‘Rain Room’ installation, where science, art and technology come together to allow you to walk in the rain whilst in the city of eternal summer.