Nancy Rubins

(USA, 1952)


Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, a new installation by Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Rubins was presented in conjunction with inSITE94 at the Museum’s downtown location. Titled Airplane Parts and Building, A Large Growth for San Diego, the installation was created from discarded airplane parts that were arranged to rise from the floor of the interior space of the Museum and pierce through the building’s south-facing windows. The dynamic arrangement of the elements made the pieces work together as one appearing frozen in time, and their careful placement as a whole suggested a rapid movement as though whirled together by some unknown force.

Curator: Kathryn Kanjo
Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (downtown location)