Celebrating the Hammer Museum's biennial, this volume brings together the work of thirty-five emerging and under-recognised artists from Los Angeles. It features new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings, commissioned exclusively for the biennial, and offers a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of the L.A. scene. Each artist is featured in multiple pages, along with six foldout spreads specifically designed for the book by some of the artists featured in the exhibition. Essays by the exhibition's curators and many of its artists round out this volume that showcases one of America's most fertile and exciting artistic environments.Published in association with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum. She is also the co-editor of Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. Michael Ned Holte has written extensively on the L.A. art scene, including such publications as Live Art in LA: Performance in Southern California, 1970-1983 and In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012. He is a member