Michael Heizer- Levitated Mass Update and Upcoming Exhibition

Close up of the Levitated Mass boulder

Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass has been delayed and re-routed due to permitting and bureaucracy. The boulder was scheduled to be delivered in to LACMA in October and open in November 2011. It remains in a California rock quarry waiting transportation. Click here to read an updated article from the New York Times. This video highlights the challenges of moving such a large singular piece of earth.

Heizer will be featured in End of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 at MOCA which runs from April until July 2012. The exhibition highlights the media and documentation practices used in Land Art. The media practices are an integral part of using the earth as an artistic medium. Double Negative, Heizer’s 1500 feet long trench, will be a primary focus of the exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue.

Photograph of Double Negative by Michael Heizer