We are blessed in Los Angeles to have so much art to see and enjoy. The Marciano brothers, who made a fortune in the schmatte business, are pouring millions of dollars into their art foundation, whether it is for the love of art or tax write-off purposes, I don’t know and don’t care. The fact is that the collection with its changing installations housed at the former Masonic Temple is a JOY.
This is how Christopher Knight; the art critic of the Los Angeles Times, opens his review of Olafur Eliasson’s installation at the Marciano Art Foundation:
“Artist Olafur Eliasson built a ‘Reality Projector’ of smashing beauty.
Just in time for the arrival of recreational marijuana, a massive new light and sound installation by Icelandic Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has opened in Los Angeles.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be annoyed, but “Reality projector” is a smashing immersive environment guaranteed to elicit an immediate “Oh, wow” from visitors — pot or no pot. Then, slowly but surely, it unfolds in your eye and mind, deepening into a meditative reverie. Initial amusement transforms into something closer to illumination.”