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!
A few upcoming shows at the Hammer that we want to give you a heads up on: Nathaniel Mellors has a show from January 18 through May 25, Tea And Morphine from January 26 to May 18, and Tacita Dean’s JG from December 21 through January 26. Dean will be giving a Lunchtime Art Talk on January 15 and a lecture on January 22.
There are two new shows opening May 18 and closing June 29 at Culver City’s Luis De Jesus. One is So, Dragons Do Exist? (Considerations of the Unavoidable Syndrome of Illusion) and it features new work by Marisol Rendón and the other is Be and it features the work of Antonia Wright.