How Many Billboards? is a public exhibition mounted on Los Angeles billboards that highlights the legacies of Californias conceptually oriented art. The show explores the living history of the trajectory of Californias conceptual art practices, and the remarkable range and diversity of artists it continues to influence. Twenty-one billboards will be commissioned to artists who are critically engaged in their practice and able to contribute a new work that responds to the specificity of the billboard as media.
Participating artists Kenneth Anger, Michael Asher, Jennifer Bornstein, Eileen Cowin, Christina Fernandez, Ken Gonzales Day, Renee Greene, Kira Lynn Harris, John Knight, David Lamelas, Brandon Lattu, Daniel Martinez, Kori Newkirk, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler with Josh Neufeld, Allan Ruppersberg, Allan Sekula, Susan Silton, Kerry Tribe, Jim Welling, and Lauren Woods.
Published for the exhibition of the same title, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House (28.2.-30.5.2010). English 167 pages 31 x 24 cm, hardcover Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010
Published for the exhibition of the same title, at Rathaus Galerie Balingen, germany (10.7.26.9.2010) German 96 pages, 72 table of colors and 9 color illustrations 22 x 26 cm, paperback Stadthalle Balingen / Hirmer Verlag München 2010
In a way that is virtually unparalleled by any other institution, the MAK stands for the fruitful combination of the past with the future, something which can be clearly sensed and experienced when visiting its extensive collection, large exhibition halls, themed special exhibitions and discourse-centered program of events. Bringing together applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art is one of the museums core competencies, in light of which it becomes apparent just what contribution the interplay of these areas is capable of making to overall cultural development.