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.