The kiddies and I visited the latest Made in LA exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Westwood twice this summer. Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only is an exhibit that features artists’ works throughout the Los Angeles area. Its theme is different this time around: the focus is on how contemporary artists, both emerging and veteran, respond to life here, as expressed by applications of different artistic mediums and disciplines.
Outside of the bodies of work for art patrons to appreciate inside the gallery space, the outside courtyard and garden space are enough for any visitor to enjoy. Even more so are the interactive furniture present here, all entitled Spun — the polyethylene chairs created in 2011, commissioned by Magis and on loan courtesy of Herman Miller.
What is my daughter looking at? Oh, yes, a hanging piece of meat created out of bronze, silicone, urethane and glass. Kelly Akashi’s interior and exterior Eat Me (2016) gallery pieces — counterweight hanging sculptural objects which explores the concepts of permanence, monumentality, deterioration — were my personal favorites.
Everywhere you look, there is interesting art everywhere.
Ok, time to check out the more expansive interior galleries upstairs:
But first, let’s check out Rafa Esparza’s interactive art installation, tierra (2016):
Here are different reiterations of what’s Made in LA as created by different artists:
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