Human Condition Exhibition Takes Over an Abandoned Hospital in West Adams

Maternity Ward (Photo by Lisa Rosales)

Maternity Ward (Photo by Lisa Rosales)

Human Condition, a site-specific exhibition, opened last weekend at the former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, which closed in 2013. Los Angeles-based art advisor John Wolf, who curated and produced the exhibit, encouraged 86 artists to use sculpture, drawing, painting, performance, and immersive installations to “explore what it means to be human.” With over 40,000 square feet of space, exhibitions inhabit former surgical rooms, maternity wards, and psychiatric facilities.

“Human Condition is a unique opportunity to experience artwork outside the confines of a typical art space. In using the skeletal remains of the hospital and its discarded medical supplies, artists and viewers are encouraged to explore the notion of what we leave behind—from objects to human history.”

The exhibit can be viewed Fridays through Sundays from  11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by appointment. Entrance is free. 2231 S. Western Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90018. Human Condition runs through November 30, 2016. 

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