• Maria Nordman

    315 N. Alameda/166 N. Central

    The announcement for this installation, sponsored by the new Museum of Contemporary Art, was typewritten on plain white paper. With a verbal precision and conciseness typical of the artist, it read, “MARIA NORDMAN L.A./YANG-NA. In the center of Los Angeles a place is being opened all the daytime hours: On its east side: 315 N. Alameda (just south of Temple); On its west side: 166 N. Central (north of First Street); June 8 5:41AM–8:03PM 1983.”

    From this simple description it is evident that time and space/place were central concerns of the piece. The location was in the downtown section of Los

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