Chris Burden: Metropolis II

January 14 through 31, 2013

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Get directions


On view only at scheduled times, Burden’s massive cityscape is a monument to the quality of quantity, a classic Burden shock-and-awe technique. Thousands of matchbox-sized cars zip among buildings and trains, creating a cacophonous, mesmerizing tableau. It suggests a giant gerbil habitat, and is no doubt meant to appeal to that urban sense of being rats in a maze. Outstanding, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining. Bring the kids; bring the grandparents. A guaranteed crowd pleaser.

also by Rainey Knudson

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