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Made in L.A. 2018

03 Jun - 02 Sep 2018

Carmen Argote, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Carmen Argote, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
James Benning, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
James Benning. Still from Found Fragments (Scorched Earth, Ash 01, RED CLOUD), 2016. Three-channel video installation. Dimensions variable. Color, black and white, 75 min. (loop). Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Diedrick Brackens, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Diedrick Brackens, bitter attendance, drown jubilee, 2018. Woven cotton, acrylic yarn, polyester organza Courtesy of the artist and Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
Carolina Caycedo, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Carolina Caycedo, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Carolina Caycedo, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Neha Choksi, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest
Made in L.A. 2018 is the latest iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial exhibition, showcasing artists from the greater Los Angeles area.

The exhibition’s 32 artists range in age from 29 to 97 and have contributed works that are deeply engaged with vital aspects of our contemporary culture. While there is no overarching theme, many of the artists share common interests. Several grapple with issues of representation, marginalization, and pressures placed on the body. Some artists offer interpretations of cultural practices, proposing how ancient forms of knowledge may be reimagined in the present, or reflect on the current political climate. Others consider the landscape, climate change and its repercussions, and the relationship between the land, capitalist expansion, and violence. Through drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, performance, video, photography, and installations—many newly commissioned expressly for Made in L.A. 2018—these artists exemplify the diverse and creative landscape of Los Angeles today.

Made in L.A. 2018 is organized by Anne Ellegood, senior curator, and Erin Christovale, assistant curator, with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial associate. Performances are coordinated by Vanessa Arizmendi, curatorial assistant.

Artists:

Carmen Argote
James Benning
Diedrick Brackens
Carolina Caycedo
Neha Choksi
Beatriz Cortez
Mercedes Dorame
Celeste Dupuy-spencer
Aaron Fowler
Nikita Gale
Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh
Lauren Halsey
Ej Hill
Naotaka Hiro
John Houck
Luchita Hurtado
Gelare Khoshgozaran
Candice Lin
Charles Long
Nancy Lupo
Daniel Joseph Martinez
MPA
Alison O’Daniel
Eamon Ore-giron
Taisha Paggett
Christina Quarles
Michael Queenland
Patrick Staff
Linda Stark
Flora Wiegmann
Suné Woods
Rosha Yaghmai
 

Tags: Carmen Argote, James Benning, Diedrick Brackens, Carolina Caycedo, Neha Choksi, Erin Christovale, Beatriz Cortez, Mercedes Dorame, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Anne Ellegood, Aaron Fowler, Nikita Gale, Lauren Halsey, Ej Hill, Naotaka Hiro, John Houck, Luchita Hurtado, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Candice Lin, Charles Long, Nancy Lupo, Daniel Joseph Martinez, MPA, Eamon Ore-Giron, Alison O’Daniel, Taisha Paggett, Christina Quarles, Michael Queenland, Patrick Staff, Linda Stark, Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh, Flora Wiegmann, Suné Woods, Rosha Yaghmai