Archive for June, 2012

MADE IN LA 2012: Los Angeles is Everywhere

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Meg Cranston, “California”, Hammer lobby installation, 2011

What do we want from a biennial exhibition or any large survey show?  We want to be blown away!  We want to see something that changes our world view.  Whether we see the sixty artists in “Made in LA” or the two hundred artists now on view at Documenta in Kassel, Germany, we go with excitement and anticipation.  I’m always hoping to discover new talent, even genius. I want to be surprised by artists I know or find reaffirmation of their breadth and contribution; I expect to be challenged and rewarded visually and intellectually.  I will come away with a shortlist of those works that personally move me.