A Journey That Wasn't

30 Jun 2018 – 1 Feb 2019

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A Journey That Wasn’t explores complex representations of time, and features the return of the beloved video installation, The Visitors, by Ragnar Kjartansson.


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.”

—Joanne Heyler, Founding Director

A Journey That Wasn’t explores complex representations of time, and features the return of the beloved video installation, The Visitors, by Ragnar Kjartansson. The exhibition presents more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla BecherGregory CrewdsonAndreas GurskyElliott HundleyPierre HuygheAnselm KieferSherrie LevineGlenn LigonSharon LockhartPaul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha. 40 of the 55 works in the exhibition are on view for the first time at The Broad. Painting, sculpture, photography, film and installation will be brought together to examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay. Others imply movement or narrative within single still images; in these works, historical styles and events are ruptured, collaged and recontextualized, like portals into seemingly other worlds.

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.


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