Made in L.A. 2012
New. Art. Now.
June 2, 2012 – September 2, 2012

The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, will be presented at the Hammer, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. The exhibition will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings produced for the biennial. This exhibition will offer a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities worldwide. The biennial is organized by a team of curators from both institutions, including Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, and LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines. In conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012 curator Ali Subotnick is also organizing the Venice Beach Biennial on July 13–15, 2012.

Photo from Hammer Museums Flickr

Bike Night at the Hammer!
June 7th, 2012 – 7:30pm

Grab some friends and pedal on over for an evening celebrating all things bicyclistic! Pose for a free portrait with your bike; race in the Gold Balloon Sprints, make reflector crafts, strut your stuff down the bicycle runway, check out Bespoke Spokes, and watch bike messenger thriller Quicksilver. Free admission to the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2012 biennial exhibition! Guest hosted by artist Lisa Anne Auerbach.