Gabriel Orozco's Lost Line, 1993–1996
Gabriel Orozco's "Lost Line," 1993–1996

Los Angeles County Museum of Art sifted through its archives to present a grouping of large-scale sculpture and painting installations, film, photography, and works on paper artists, architects, and scientists—all of which reinterpret, or rather, complicate, the idea of maps, monuments, landscape, and built environments. The conceit is based on artist Gabriel Orozco's Lost Line (1993–1996), a plasticine-and-cotton-string sculpture that Orozco says is "the opposite of a static monument," and that I say, looks like roads circling the moon. All in all, Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection features works by 39 people, including Uta Barth, Lecia Dole-Recio, Shannon Ebner, Harold Edgerton, Barbara Kasten, Jim Lambie, Yunhee Min, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark, and Buckminster Fuller, whose Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map (1981), is juxtaposed with works associated with land art and conceptual art. Through Feb. 24. • lacma.org