Grand Avenue is getting color: Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez's street installation at the Broad for PST: LA/LA
Carlos Cruz-Diez, the Venezuelan artist known for works that combine color, form and light in mind-boggling ways, will have an installation on the streets outside the Broad museum in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America (or PST: LA/LA, as it’s known).
“Couleur Additive” will take over the crosswalks at Grand Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Los Angeles after Labor Day. The Broad commissioned the work for PST: LA/LA, the Getty Foundation-funded exhibition series that is bringing work by Latino and Latin American artists to institutions around Southern California.
As part of the project, students from the nearby Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts will help install the work on the crosswalks that join the Broad to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Colburn School.
“That was important to us and to the artist,” says Ed Schad, the Broad curator who helped oversee the project. “When Cruz-Diez did a crosswalk project in Guatemala, he got the community involved.”