Departures' annual "culture issue" has a big, glossy art-travel story on Instituto Inhotim, the Brazilian museum and sculpture garden once dubbed an "art zoo" for its collection of exotic projects.
Look for Robert Polidori’s spectacular shot of Chris Burden's "Beam Drop," made by dropping dozens of steel I-beams at different angles into wet concrete, which writer Stephen Wallis calls the “sculptural equivalent of the action paintings produced by Jackson Pollock." (Above is a photo of “Beam Drop” by Eduardo Eckenfels from the Inhotim website; Polidori's photo is even more striking.)
Am I the only one who sees Burden's Urban Light at LACMA as its American cousin?(One small bug in the Departures program: Where is the article on "Tilda Swinton's art-house hit" blurbed on the cover? The editor's letter mentions “Io Sono L’Amore” (“I Am Love”) as something that did not make it into the issue. OK, fine, but maybe it should not have made the cover either?)