Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Michael Asher

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Bergamot Station G1 2525 Michigan Avenue
January 26–April 12, 2008

Curated by Elsa Longhauser

Since the late 1960s, Michael Asher has created a great number of brilliant installations and interventions that pushed the paradigms of Minimalism into social space and taught us much about the conditions and contexts of art. His upcoming installation at the Santa Monica Museum of art, which will involve reinstalling every temporary wall ever built in the museum's current building, promises to be another triumph of the method of site-specific intervention he pioneered. What has made Asher one of the most important and influential artists of the past thirty-five years has as much to do with his position as with his material output, or rather, with what he has refused to produce: products, commodities that may be bought and sold and reassembled. This exhibition, curated by Elsa Longhauser, is also significant for what it is not: a retrospective of such works.