10 September–18 December 2016
Liza Lou’s work is presented in ‘Home Land Security’, an exhibition organised by the FOR-SITE Foundation. The survey brings together works by contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe and reflects on the human dimensions and increasing complexity of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create and protect.
On display is Liza Lou's hovering, gate-like sculpture Barricade (2007-08), a work covered in millions of gold-plated beads. The sculpture provides no real protection but evokes the threat of violence and confinement, even as it dazzles the eye.
New commissions and recent works in various media are featured in ‘Home Land Security’. Sculpture, painting, installation, performance, and video will take over five historic structures at Ford Winfield Scott, the former headquarters for coastal defence at San Francisco's Golden Gate.
'Home Land Security'
Fort Winfield Scott and the Presidio
San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area
+1 415 362 9330
Liza Lou 'Barricade' (2007-08)
24 karat gold-plated beads and steel
© Liza Lou. Courtesy White Cube