Now in its fifth iteration, Made in L.A. brings together established, under-recognized, and emerging artists, each of whom is contributing to L.A.’s vibrant art scene.
Under the direction of co-curators Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler and with the help of Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, the Hammer Museum’s 2020 Biennial brings together local artists from a variety of disciplines. This book spans sculpture, painting, installation, film and video, music, and performance pieces, many of which have been specifically commissioned for the exhibition. It features artists and their work, along with texts about the diverse practices, backgrounds, and approaches that make the L.A. art scene a cornucopia of cultures, experiences, and styles. It also includes interviews that explore the city’s various artistic communities and the latest preoccupations and inspirations driving artists’ work today. Essays by the curators and many of the artists round out this volume.
MYRIAM BEN SALAH is a Tunisian-French curator and writer based in Paris. She is the Editor-at-Large of Kaleidoscope magazine.
LAUREN MACKLER is a French-American curator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Public Fiction, a print journal as well as a forum for staging exhibitions, performances, and programs by contemporary artists and writers.