There is no limit to the extent to which we can think ourselves into the being of another. There are no bounds to the sympathetic imagination.

—J. M. Coetzee

Welcome to the digital supplement to the catalogue accompanying Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Among the most important artists to emerge during the 1990s, Los Angeles–based Diana Thater creates groundbreaking and influential works of art in film, video, and installation that challenge the normative ways in which moving images are experienced. Her dynamic, immersive installations address key issues that span the realms of film, museum exhibitions, the natural sciences, and contemporary culture through the deployment of movement, scale, and architecture.

Watch a film based on the exhibition. Produced by the artist in collaboration with renowned production designer Patti Podesta.

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination was co-curated by Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA.