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Ry Rocklen: Biennials and Beards, on The Conversation Art Podcast

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Corrina Peipon: artist and Hammer curator, on The Conversation

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Brian Sharp on The Conversation Art Podcast

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Hecho en Los Angeles: Slanguage, Vincent Ramos, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Analia Saban, Camilo Ontiveros

I have to admit that I was thrilled to see that several of my favorite Latino artists were chosen to participate in Made in LA.  According to the 2010 census, Latinos make up 44.4% of Los Angeles’ population.  So I … Continue reading 

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Hammer Biennial at Barnsdall: real time w/ Sarah Cain

I recognize the work as yours immediately. Then – what the heck? A small canvas catches my eye, it seems uncharacteristic in its troweled and concretic looking surface. It is simply painted grey like wet cement. I can see raw … Continue reading 

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Hammer Biennial at Barnsdall: real time w/ Cayetano Ferrer

Cayetano’s carpet does strange things to my perception of size: as visiting Getty interns enter through the angled door from the dark bowels of his installation into the Vegas-style “lobby” they appear tiny. The carpet is a wonderful mess of … Continue reading 

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Kate Costello, Hammer Biennial second visit – Sunday, June 10

An eager smile on a lovely young woman, this smile is on a lovely nude young woman, and she posing for a camera. I think for a moment of other posing women in recent work, nude and otherwise: Jeanette Mundt, … Continue reading 

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Dan Finsel, The Space between You and Me / Hammer Biennial first visit, immediate impressions, part two

Dan is dancing, his feet do a ballet (they writhe like nervous, eager virgins) while his  mouth directs his muse, “Spread your legs.” His toes paint on the floor, “Now smile – not so tight. Tell me you love me. … Continue reading 

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Koki Tanaka: Beholding Performer, Performing Beholder / Hammer Biennial first visit, immediate impressions, part one

There are round reflectors in an angular room off the lobby. A beholder is reflected slightly more often than is a performer, I think each time this is true, as the characters change places. The enclosing room and the surrounding … Continue reading 

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