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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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Big City Forum Panel Discussion at Otis College of Art and Design

Please join me on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 7-9pm, I will be moderating a panel discussion with two brilliant and thought-provoking members of the Los Angeles contemporary art scene, Allison Agsten, Curator of Public Engagement at the Hammer museum, and Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Details below.

 

Big City Forum: Creative Action

Big City Forum: Creative Action
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
7 – 8:30 pm
The Auditorium, Otis Main Campus

from A Trip to Japan in Sixteen Minutes at The Hammer Museum

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Patronage in L.A. (Part 3 of 3): Will Hollywood Come Through For the Art World?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 19, 2013
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-FerrellStefanie Keenan
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-Ferrell
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Patronage in L.A. (Part 2 of 3): Can LACMA Spark a “Generational Changeover”?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 18, 2013

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA CEO of Sony Corporation of America Michael Lynton, entrepreneur Lynda Resnick, and LACMA’s Michael Govan

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Patronage in L.A. (Part 1 of 3): How Capricious Donors Stymie a Great Art Scene

This is the first of a three-part ARTINFO series on art patronage in Los Angeles.
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 17, 2013

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Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum (2011)
In recent years, Los Angeles has received increased international attention as an important new center for contemporary art. In fact, the idea that L.A. art is the next great frontier has been repeated so many times that today it’s almost a cliché. The real question should be, in the face of all this buzz, what still holds it back?
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Artadia Expands Its Arts Awards Program to Los Angeles

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Artadia recently hosted a cocktail reception at Blum & Poe to announce the launch of the Artadia Awards in Los Angeles. Executive director Carolyn Ramo spoke to members of the L.A. arts community, including artist Rosson Crow, gallerist Mary Leigh Cherry, andForYourArt’s Bettina Korek about the organization, which has awarded over $3 million to more than 250 artists since its founding in 1997 by investment banker and art collector Christopher Vroom.

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L.A.’s Stars Turned Out for the Llyn Foulkes Opening at the Hammer Museum

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Artist Llyn Foulkes, 78, is having a major moment in the spotlight. The prolific artist has been creating works for over six decades but has been largely under recognized, until now. On Saturday, Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum opened a retrospective of his work, featuring approximately 140 artworks from public and private collections, some of which have not been seen publicly for decades.

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6 Can’t-Miss End-of-Year LA Museum Shows

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: December 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES — With 2012 drawing to a close and a new artgoing season in the works, now is the final chance to visit many of this year’s major exhibits. ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni reports on the top six end-of-the-year L.A. museum shows. Click here to view slideshow.

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Breaking the Museum-Going Mold: a Q&A with the Hammer Museum’s Allison Agsten

Game Room, 2012

by Yasmine Mohseni

Published: December 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Allison Agsten, the dynamic and intrepid curator of Public Engagement at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, has built her department from scratch. After three years spent designing and refining the Public Engagement department’s infrastructure and mission, she is now poised to make a real impact in a field that is still new and innovative in the museum world. Agsten talks with ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni about her unorthodox career path, her passion for gaming, and which L.A. artist she’s dying to work with. Click here to view slideshow

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Modern Painters: Sarah Cain

Sarah Cain in front of “In Loving Memory of Your Mind”

In Sarah Cain’s As You Continue to Walk Forward, her 2008 site-specific installation at the Orange County Museum of Art, fluorescent colors and patterns crawl up and dripped down walls, ceilings, and floors.  The geometric composition in Midnight Mission, from 2009, begins on a canvas and extends beyond its edge and onto the adjacent walls and floor.  In Santa Barbara 2, 2011, a deconstructed canvas reveals the architecture of its stretcher bars, an integral component of the work.  So, is Cain a painter, a sculptor, or an installation artist?  ”I’m a painters,” she says.  ”I think of it all as painting.  Great painting should expand what painting can be.”

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