The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness by Zak Ové. KLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images Over the past couple of years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA, for short) has been going through a series of mini-controversies surrounding the establishment’s ongoing renovation and redesign. Real estate disputes in California seem to be cropping up with increasing frequency due to the literal and existential threat of environmental changes, which is likely part of the reason why Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was dissuaded from his initial idea of planning a museum that would stretch out over the La Brea Tar Pits, potentially damaging them during construction.Six years after that plan was first unveiled, and several more changes later, the LACMA redesign is now both simultaneously still in dispute and very much underway, as stewarded by the museum’s director Michael Govan. Regardless, the uncertainty of what its new look is going to be hasn’t stopped the museum from bringing forth exciting new exhibitions, two of which are debuting this weekend.SEE ALSO: A Center Devoted to Matisse Will Open at the Baltimore Museum Thanks to a $5M Grant Zak Ové, The Invisible Men and the Masque of Blackness, 2016. Zak Ové, photo… Read full this story
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