Jose Dávila: Sense of Place

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA

September 16, 2017 – July 2018

Production | Exhibition Grant

As part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: A Celebration Beyond Borders, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, or LAND, commissioned a project by Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila. Dávila’s large-scale, public sculpture in the form of an 8′ giant minimalist cube composed of 40 smaller sculptural parts, was disassembled and traveled across the city of Los Angeles, to 20 architectural sites including the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, the Grand Central Market in Downtown, Los Angeles and the iconic Langer’s Deli. The nomadic sculptures interacted with the environment of each destination, serving as park benches, skate ramps and sites for posters and graffiti. Ultimately, the cube reassembled at its anchor site, West Hollywood Park, bearing the marks of its journey in May 2018.

Founded in 2009, LAND is a non-profit organization dedicated to the implementation and curation of site-specific contemporary art projects in and around the city of Los Angeles. As well as presenting Dávila’s project for Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, LAND will produce a publication documenting the cube’s travels and transformations, as well as organize extensive public programming at its various destinations.

For more information visit LAND.

Images: Sense of Place Artist Render, Estudio Jose Dávila, 2017.