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Made in L.A. 2014

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles biennial highlights emerging & under - recognized artists. Recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created by 35 authors.

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The Hammer Museum is pleased to announce the artists participating in Made in L.A. 2014 , the second in an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions focused on work created by artists in the Los Angeles region. Made in L.A. 2014 will be on view June 15 – September 7, 2014 at the Hammer Museum and will feature 35 artists with an emphasis on emerging and under - recognized artists.

Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery of the museum and debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performance s created specifically for the exhibition. There are 11 major new commissions for the exhibition and every artist has received an honorarium. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive hardcover catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming. Made in L.A. 2014 is organiz ed by Hammer chief c urator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte.

“When we initiated this series focused on L.A. we knew each incarnation would be uniquely different and that the vast and varied artist community in this city could absolutely sustain a large - scale ongoing biennial,” says Hammer Museum director Annie Philbin. “Like the curators in 2012, Michael and Connie have visited hundreds of studios and will tell you they have only scratched the surface — there is so much going on here. We are committed to supporting this extraordinary creative community and helping to foster its continued growth and success.”

Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery at the Hammer Museum. Participating artists:
Juan Capistrán
Danielle Dean
Harry Dodge
Lecia Dole-Recio
Kim Fisher
Judy Fiskin
Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess
Mariah Garnett
Gerard & Kelly
Samara Golden
Piero Golia
Tony Greene: Amid Voluptuous Calm
Channing Hansen
Jibade- Khalil Huffman
James Kidd Studio
Barry Johnston
Devin Kenny
Gabriel Kuri
Caitlin Lonegan
Tala Madani
Max Maslansky
Emily Mast
Jennifer Moon
Brian O’Connell
Harsh Patel
Marina Pinsky
Public Fiction
Sarah Rara
A.L. Steiner
Ricky Swallow
Clarissa Tossin
Wu Tsang

Over the past year Butler and Holte have visited hundreds of studios across Southern California in areas including Koreatown, Inglewood, Venice, Eagle Rock , Boyle Heights , and Laguna Beach. Alt hough the exhibition is not organ ized thematically, certain concepts have emerged during the curatorial process . For example, many of the artists in Made in L.A. 2014 work collaboratively as part of their practice , and move within a network of overlapping com munities throughout Los Angeles underpinned by the region’s art schools and artist - run spaces.
Several of the artists have curatorial projects and artist - founded initiatives that engage in social practice or work to flatten traditional art world hierarchies, including Public Fiction, Los Angeles Museum of Art, KCHUNG and James Kidd Studio. The presentation Tony Greene: Amid Voluptuous Calm , organized by David Frantz (Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives), represents a historical precedent for such art communities in Los Angeles.

As Holte notes in the exhibition catalogue, Made in L.A. 2014 strives to “describe the larger atmospheric condition of the Los Angeles art world by spotlighting a diverse number o f idiosyncratic microclimates that define it.”
The show also examines these 3 5 Los Angeles artists’ varied notions of community, while acknowledging the global context of their work and the growing position of L.A. as an international art center and destination. The exhibition includes artists born or raised in places including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Venezuela.
“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,” writes Connie Butler in the catalogue. “Practicing in this city means coming to terms with its status as a megalopolis with a regional art scene.”

Three awards will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition: The Mohn Award ($100,000) and the Career Achievement Award ($25,000) both of which will be selected b y a professional jury, and the Public Recognition Award ($25,000), which will be determined by a public vote. All three awards are funded through the generosity of the Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation. All the artists in the exhibition are eligible to receive the awards.

Made in L.A. 201 4 will be accompanied by a robust schedule of free public progra ms, including live performances, film screenings, a music series, conversations among participating artists, and student events. Programming information will be announced in May at

Made in L.A. 2014 is accompanied by a hardcover catalogue and a soft - cover reader that includes a text about each of the 35 artists and more than 200 full - color images of the artist s’ work. Also included in the publication are essays by the exhibition curators, newly commissioned essays by Matias Viegener and Jarett Kobek, and texts by five of the artists in the exhibition. The catalogue is designed by Kimberly Varella of Content/Obj ect, a Los Angeles - based design studio, and the type is set in Zigzag, a font designed by Benoit Bodhin. The catalogue is co - published with DelMonico Books, an imprint of Prestel Publishing. Retail price is $49.95.

Made in L.A., organized by the Hammer Museum, is an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions, focused on artwork created in the Los Angeles region by emerging and overlooked artists . The first iteration of Made in L.A. was in 2012, and prior to that the Hammer mounted an Invitational exhibition every two years with the exhibitions Snapshot : New Art from Los Angeles (2001) ; International Paper: Drawings by Emerging Artists ( 2003 ) ; THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles (2005); Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. (2009 ) and All of this and nothing (2011).

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The Hammer is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood Village, Los Angeles
Tuesday – Friday 11am–8pm;
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm. Closed Mondays, July 4

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