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Fascinating Destinations This abandoned hospital is now an art gallery

A derelict hospital in California has been redesigned into an art gallery.

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Abandoned hospital becomes art gallery play

Abandoned hospital becomes art gallery


The abandoned hospital has been revived to become an art gallery.

The art gallery is part of a two month long immersive exhibition. The site-specific exhibition featuring the works of more than eighty different artists is named 'Human Condition'.

Hospital turned to art gallery play

Hospital turned to art gallery



Famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and conceptual artist Jenny Holzer are among the numerous artists whose works will be exhibited.

The new art gallery situated in West Adams, Los Angeles, California, used to be the 40,000 square foot Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Centre.

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It was opened in 1971, however it was closed down in 2013, as a result of economic decline in the area.

The building now has a variety of artwork hanging from its rooms. The surgery theatres, maternity wards and psychiatric unit in the dilapidated building all sport artwork on their walls.

Abandoned hosp becomes art gallery play

Abandoned hosp becomes art gallery



The sculptures and paintings that are part of the exhibition will be open for public viewing till November 30, 2016.

According to John Wolf, the curator,”Human Condition explores humanity in its rawest form, in a space that houses humans in their most vulnerable states."

The exhibit seeks to put the history of the hospital into new context while examining and exploring the meaning of being human.

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