This wonderfully diverse and lavishly illustrated exhibition catalog accompanies the first biennial focused on new and cutting-edge artwork created in the Los Angeles region.
Bringing together the work of 60 artists from in and around Los Angeles — many of them emerging or under-recognized — this collection of paintings, sculpture, installations, and stills from video and performance art offers a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of one of the world’s most active and energetic art communities. The book features 52 visual artists and 8 performance artists, each in double-page spreads, while an essay with contributions from the exhibition’s 5 curators highlights the challenges and rewards of mounting such an extensive project. This groundbreaking exhibition takes place simultaneously at multiple Los Angeles locations.
“[This] catalog has set an incredibly high bar for large group exhibition publications. It’s an Olympics gold medal winner, and likely a world record that will hold for some time.”—The Art Blog
Anne Ellegood is Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Lauri Firstenberg is Director and Chief Curator of LA>
Malik Gaines is Curator-at-Large of LA>
Cesar Garcia is Associate Director and Senior Curator of LA>
Ali Subotnick is Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Hardcover, 352 pages, 21x29,5, 306 color illustrations
$ 49.95 | £ 35.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US June 01, 2012