California Biennial 2008

Morales, Interrupted Passage

Julio Cesar Morales, Interrupted
, 2008; Film still, from a performance by Julio Cesar Morales
Max La Riviere-Hedrick, Norma Listman and Daniel Gorrell; Courtesy of the
artist and Julio Duffo, 2008

Just a reminder that the California Biennial opens this Sunday at OCMA. Looking from all the off-site projects, I don't know if you can actually even attempt to see everything.

The 2008 California Biennial continues the Orange County Museum of
Art’s four-decade long history of presenting new developments in
contemporary art. This year’s biennial is guest-curated by Lauri
Firstenberg, founder and director/curator of LAXART in Los Angeles.
Firstenberg’s approach to the 2008 California Biennial is expansive—the
exhibition includes works by more than 50 artists and, for the first
time, incorporates off-site projects with collaborating venues from
Tijuana to Northern California. The 2008 California Biennial is on view
at the Newport Beach and Orange Lounge galleries from October 26,
2008–March 15, 2009.

Off-site project locations include:
city of Culver City; LAXART, Los Angeles; Five Thirty Three Gallery,
Los Angeles; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles; Artist Jim
Skuldt's Studio, Los Angeles; MacArthur Park & NOKIA LA LIVE, Los
Angeles; The Standard Hotel, West Hollywood; The city of West
Hollywood; Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood; Glendale College
Art Gallery, Glendale; The Lab, Costa Mesa; UAG/ROOM Gallery,
University of California, Irvine; Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C.,
Mexico; Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico; EL CUBO at Centro
Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, B.C., Mexico; Santa Barbara
Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; University Art Museum,
University of California Santa Barbara; Queen's Nails Annex, San
Francisco; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco;
Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San
Francisco; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific
Film Archive, Berkeley; and High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree with
works by Joel Kyack, Hannah Greely, Ry Rocklin, Patrick Jackson, Alice
Konitz, Jack Pierson, Yoshua Okon, Amy and Wendy Yao's Art Swap Meet,
Jonathan Hernandez, Thom Merrick, The Wonder Valley Institute for
Contemporary Art, Julia Scher, Ann Magnuson, Marnie Weber and the
Spirit Girls.


One Response to “California Biennial 2008”
  1. It has been a rough start to the new millennium, and sadly art survey shows have failed to reflect the context in which art makers and viewers live. Thankfully Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART has remedied the disconnect with the 2008 California Biennial.

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