Daniel Arsham’s “Wherever You Go, There You Are” Opens February 14 at OCMA

Catch the artist’s first major U.S. museum show at the Orange County Museum of Art.
Daniel Arsham, Bronze Eroded Delorean 1:2, 2022. Bronze, stainless steel, patina, 38 x 72 x 30 3/4 in (96.5 x 182.9 x 78.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin

Daniel Arsham’s solo exhibition “Wherever You Go, There You Are” features sculpture, architecture, photography, and drawing and explores the artist’s concept of fictional archeology. 

Pieces such as eroded statues, worn casts of everyday objects, and a replica of the 1981 DeLorean from the film “Back to the Future” ponder the question: What if we could dig through the future? Many of the figures are built from geological materials like sand, pyrite, and volcanic ash. With this exhibition, Arsham investigates ideas of history, symbology, and the material nature of time. 

The show, which runs through May 28 and is free to the public, is curated by OCMA CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman, who feels strongly about Arsham’s body of work. 

“Since opening the doors to our new home three months ago, we have been delighted to welcome over 70,000 visitors to our inaugural exhibitions,” says Zuckerman. “(OCMA) will take advantage of the opportunity to be the first U.S. museum to present solo exhibitions of Daniel Arsham, Jennifer Guidi, and Yu Ji’s incredible bodies of work.” 

Yu Ji’s “A Guest, A Host, A Ghost” opens June 23 and Jennifer Guidi’s “And so it is.” opens September 15. 


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