Biennials are a long-standing tradition in the art world. These events that take place every other year allow emerging artists to show case their art work, make connections, get seen, and often compete for award money. These events take place all over the world: The Venice Biennale (est. 1895) in Italy; The Whitney Biennial in New York; Biannale de Paris in France; etc.
As the art world turns its gaze on Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum and non-profit art gallery, LAXART have teamed up to create a Biennial event that could only happen here. With 60 emerging artists creating art that will be displayed all over Los Angeles, including The Hammer Museum, Barnsdall Art Park and LAXART gallery in Culver City. They’ve also added a bit of humor by including a tongue-in-cheek Venice Beach Biennial event as a nod to the original Venice Biennale. This should make for an exciting Summer for Art in L.A.
Also, keep your eye on Los Angeles, I’m Yours they are doing an excellent job of covering the event. They’ve been profiling an artist a day until they’ve covered each of the 60 artists participating in Made in L.A.
“Made In L.A. is coming to the Hammer, Barnsdall Park, LAXART, and billboards around town on June 2 and will showcase sixty emerging, under-recognized Los Angeles artists–one of which will be voted to win a $100,000 prize. In order to help you make an educated vote this summer, we’re counting down to Made In L.A. by showcasing each artist participating in the biennial.” - Los Angeles, I’m Yours