John Outterbridge at the 55th Venice Biennale

Becoming an artist “was just a natural process” for John Outterbridge, a sculptor and installation artist known for imbuing his work with social activism. Affiliated with the Dada-inspired California Assemblage movement, Outterbrige salvages trash, broken glass, rusted steel, and other source materials from burned-out L.A. buildings. 

John Outterbridge, Deja Vu-Do, 1970–92

Photos by Francesco Galli, courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia