Mar 13, 2019 | By Alexei Cowan
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Now on view at the Hammer Museum and encompassing the entire museum’s gallery spaces, is the biennial Made in L.A. exhibition, focused on emerging and unknown artists practicing and creating in the greater Los Angeles area. Made in L.A. spans myriad disciplines and mediums, as a selection of 35 diverse local artists showcase recent works and pieces created specially for the exhibition in the form of painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography and performance. Highlighted artists include Lecia Dole-Recio, Judy Fiskin, KCHUNG, Los Angeles Museum of Art, and Wu Tsang. Related programming runs throughout the lifetime of the exhibition, including a schedule of artist film screenings, live recordings and filming of artist collective/pirate radio station KCHUNG at the Hammer on Saturdays and Sundays and Public Fiction‘s lobby sub-exhibition featuring six solo presentations.
Made in L.A. strives to “describe the larger atmospheric condition of the Los Angeles art world by spotlighting a diverse number of idiosyncratic microclimates that define it.” – Michael Ned Holte, co-curator of Made in L.A. 2014
“Part of the beauty and double bind of the art community in Los Angeles is the tension between its intense localism and its international ambitions. Practicing in this city means coming to terms with its status as a megalopolis with a regional art scene.” – Connie Butler, Hammer chief curator and co-curator of Made in L.A. 2014
While not organized thematically, concepts of collaboration and working within artists communities, social practice, and rebellion against traditional art world hierarchy are recurrent throughout these artists’ works. This must-see exhibition showcases the city’s best and brightest new voices who seek to redefine L.A.’s booming contemporary art scene while establishing the city on the global stage. – Chris Tsuyuki
10899 Wilshire Boulevard / 1 310 442 7000
Through September 7, 2014
Photos courtesy of the museum
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