Tag Archives: Contemporary Art


Hammer Museum’s “Made In LA” Biennale Lacks Focus


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The Hammer Museum’s second biennale “Made in LA 2014” (June 15–September 17, 2014) takes on the daunting task of presenting the achievements of the city’s vast and heterogeneous contemporary arts landscape. The exhibition features new and existing work by 35 LA–based artists With the additional participation of over 100 artists in a selection of performance-based pieces, “Made in LA” presents not a cohesive exhibition but an assortment of shows within one large exhibition. The curatorial approach favors fluidity over stringent thematic delineations or chronological arrangement.

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Paris Photo Taps the West Coast’s Emerging Art Market



Cristina De Middel,  #145 Man with Ideas. Photo: Courtesy Black Ship.

This past weekend, the place to be was Paramount Pictures Studios. That’s where the second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles took up temporary residence from the evening of Thursday, April 24 until 6 p.m. yesterday.

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10 Must-See L.A. Gallery Exhibitions Opening in January


Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Francois Morrelet, “Triple X neonly,” 2012
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: January 8, 2013

There’s no better way to kick off an artful 2013 in L.A. than by visiting the newest gallery shows, and this January is a particularly prolific month in exhibitions. Here are the top 10 gallery exhibitions opening over the next few weeks.

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Mark Schoening Exhibition at Marine Contemporary

I’m thrilled to announce my latest curatorial project, a special partnership between myself and  Claressinka Anderson of Marine Contemporary presenting Recordings of a Lone Infantryman, a solo exhibition of recent work by artist Mark Schoening.


The French Do It Better: FIAC Week in Paris

FIAC at Le Grand Palais

Last week, the international art crowd arrived from near and far for Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC).  Art fairs can often be a rather dull enterprise with long days spent inside window-less convention halls and a steady stream of mostly average and sometimes engaging art.  But this fair was pulsing with energy and – according to many dealers – actual sales.  Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena.  The city of lights isn’t just about dead artists anymore.

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