Emerging artists redefine our relationship to CA at the Hammer Museum’s Biennial
This past winter, curators at the Hammer Museum began scouting artist studios in the Greater Los Angeles area to select a lucky 33 in all mediums for the fourth edition of the museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial. They ended up choosing native Californians—about 25 percent—and others who hailed from as far away as Tehran, Iran. The connective thread? These artists are all working in Los Angeles, and some are producing work deeply connected to the city. Themes of landscape and community, rituals and ceremony, visibility and a sense of place are mined through film, visual art and performance. Keep an eye out for work by dancer and choreographer Flora Wiegmann, who references Southern California’s devastating wildfires, and Eamon Ore-Giron, whose new in situ mural is inspired by a Venezuelan poem about the Latin American diaspora. June 3-Sept. 2. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310-443-7000; hammer.ucla.edu.
Written and edited by ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER.
A selection of works from the “MADE IN L.A.” biennial at the HAMMER MUSEUM. Sleep Don’t Come Easy: courtesy of Steve Turner Gallery. Untitled Red #5: courtesy of MPA. The Creation Of: courtesy of John Houck. Breath, Spirit, Wind—Hikaayey: courtesy of Mercedes Dorame. Demonstration Score #3: Ashley Hunt. Still From Found Fragments (Scorched Earth, Ash 01, Red Cloud): courtesy of James Benning and Neugerriemschneider. Top Ranking: courtesy of Eamon Ore-Giron. El Camino Wagon: courtesy of Aaron Fowler. Cave By Fire (Black Awning): courtesy of Rosha Yaghmai.