Los Angeles is brimming with hidden treasures and at the Hammer Museum’s second biennial show, “Made in L.A. 2014,” some of the city’s best-kept art secrets will be revealed, as reported in the LA Times
“Consider the selections from the Los Angeles Museum of Art — not to be confused with Wilshire Boulevard’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
“Tucked down an alleyway, wedged
against the steel siding of an Eagle Rock garage, the LAMOA is a tiny, 9
-by-12-foot open-air wooden hut built by the artist Alice Könitz.
“Artworks from LAMOA’s permanent collection of local and international artists, including some of Könitz’s own sculptural installations, will be on display at the Hammer’s ambitious “Made in L.A. 2014.”
“The exhibition, which opens June 15, features emerging and under-recognized artists from the L.A. area. On Wednesday, the museum announced the lineup of 35 artists and collectives. Among them are emerging artists Marina Pinsky and Devin Kenny; AM radio station KCHUNG, which is also the Hammer’s public engagement artist-in-residence; and more widely known artists who include Gabriel Kuri, Wu Tsang and Judy Fiskin.
“The inaugural “Made in L.A.” show, a 2012 collaboration between the Hammer and the art space LAXART, took place in three locations: the Hammer, LAXART and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. It featured 60 artists.
“This year’s biennial will feature a greater percentage of midcareer artists, co-curator Michael Ned Holte says, and the exhibition — which includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance and installation work — will take place entirely in the Hammer, utilizing every gallery in the museum.
“We thought about the parameters and expectations of the show a little differently than last time,” says Holte, who’s organizing the show with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler.”