The Marciano Art Foundation opened this spring. The collection is composed of 1,500 works from 200 plus international contemporary artists and is shown in the newly renovated, monumentous former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, designed Millard Sheets, in Beverly Hills. The first show “Unpacking” was organized by Philipp Kaiser and will be on view for the next year. There are two underlying themes to the show, one that relates to showcase how artists process their creation and the other to emphasize the artists archaeological impulses.
The most impressive work in mind in the commissioned, large scale installation by Jim Shaw, titled “The Wig.” The installation highlights the artists engagement with social, political and spiritual histories of a diverse America.