Remember how slightly competitive and reality-like Made In L.A. was? A new element of this year’s biennial at the Hammer has been revealed: there will be a recorded component, a la a reality web series. This will certainly help you vote!
A few weeks ago, we studied the Made In L.A. announcement to get an idea of what to expect. We tossed out some theories and tried to figure out exactly what will come from Los Angeles’ next biennial. Well, here is some news: yesterday the museum hosted a small press gathering where they addressed and explained news surrounding upcoming shows and events, specifically with an eye on Made In L.A.. Some surprises were revealed, lots of things were confirmed, and there’s an overall feeling that this incarnation of the show is a lot more polished.
As most people know thanks to news breaking via the New York Times, the artists for the Made In L.A. 2014 have been announced. The list is a lot shorter and should make for a completely different experience, especially given the new circumstances. With this week’s LAIY cover girl, Pearl C. Hsiung, having participated in the last show, the timing of this analyzation seemed appropriate before the customary countdown of artists begins.
B R E A K I N G: the Hammer sneaked a story to Jori Finkel to New York Times’ Art Beat that announced the artists participating in the 2014 Made In L.A.. Exciting!!! Going to be rad—and very different.
The Hammer’s Made In L.A. is coming back! While that may not be new news, this is: instead of offering one big prize, there will be three this year. There will be a career achievement award, a public recognition award, and—like last time—the Mohn Award. How exciting!