Collection Exhibition

A Journey That Wasn't

Opening Jun 30

About A Journey That Wasn't

A Journey That Wasn’t  brings forth the rich array of artworks in the Broad collection that capture the passage of time by including artists who use devices such as rhythm, repetition, duration, artifice and appropriation to investigate and distort our perceptions, memories and emotions. The exhibition provides viewers space in which to reflect on their own malleable experiences of time, illusion and memory.”Joanne Heyler, Founding Director

Exploring complex representations of time and its passage, The Broad’s new exhibition includes more than 50 works drawn from the museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art, and features the return of fan favorite, The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson. The exhibition presents more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Elliott Hundley, Pierre Huyghe, Anselm Kiefer, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha, among others.

The featured works in the exhibition—ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, film and installation—examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay; these works can act as documentation, memorial or symbol.

A Journey That Wasn’t will be on view in The Broad’s first floor galleries through early February 2019 and is accessible with free general admission tickets. Public programs associated with the collection exhibition will be announced at a later date.

Installation view of Ragnar Kjartansson's The Visitors, 2012. Nine channel HD video projection. © Ragnar Kjartansson. Photo: © Bruce Damonte

Works from the Collection Exhibition

nine channel HD video projection
acrylic on canvas, diptych
48 x 330 in. (121.92 x 838.2 cm)
framed chromogenic print
45 1/2 x 36 3/4 in. (115.57 x 93.35 cm)
three framed chromogenic prints
45 1/2 x 36 3/4 in. (115.57 x 93.35 cm)
Super 16 mm film and HD video transferred to HD video, color, sound
chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglas in artist's frame
74 x 200 in. (187.96 x 508 cm)
mixed media
29 1/2 x 24 3/8 x 22 in. (74.9 x 61.9 x 55.9 cm)
wood, sound board, inkjet print on Kitakata, paper, pins, magnifying glass, photographs, plastic, metal
99 x 192 1/2 x 18 in. (251.46 x 488.95 x 45.72 cm)