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U.S. CALIFORNIA. Metropolis II by artist Chris Burden is on long-term loan to LACMA
26/01/2012 10:39:42

Created by artist Chris Burden, Metropolis II (2010) is a complex, large-scale kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of eighteen roadways, including one six-lane freeway, train tracks, and hundreds of buildings. 1,100 miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars, produces in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st Century city."

Metropolis II is on long-term loan to LACMA, thanks to the generosity of LACMA Trustee Nicolas Berggruen. Beginning January 14, 2012, the work is on view on the first floor of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and run on weekends during the scheduled times below.
See Metropolis II in action at these times:
Fridays: 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm; 6:30–7:30 pm
Weekends: 11:30 am–12:30 pm; 1:30–2:30 pm; 3:30–4:30 pm; 5:30–6:30 pm

More info,

Image: Metropolis II © Chris Burden. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by E. Koyama. Courtesy of the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Foundation.

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