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 LA>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.
ROSTER OF ARTISTS:
Michael Arcega, Edgar Arceneaux, The Backroom, Kelly Barrie, Justin Beal, Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Jedediah Caesar, Sarah Cain, Bruce Conner, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Felipe Dulzaides, Sam Durant, ESL (Esthetics as a Second Language), Morgan Fisher, Piero Golia, Gronk, Karl Haendel, Mark Hagen, Skylar Haskard, Patrick "Pato" Hebert, High Desert Test Sites, Evan Holloway, Margaret Honda, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Jordan Kantor, Mary Kelly, Tony Labat, D'nell Larson, Elad Lassry, William Leavitt, Matt Lucero, Shana Lutker, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, Julio Cesar Morales, My Barbarian, Eamon Ore-Giron, Raymond Pettibon, Yvonne Rainer, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Marco Rios, Amanda Ross-Ho, Aaron Sandnes, Anna Sew Hoy, Jim Skuldt, Kara Tanaka, Joel Tauber, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Erika Vogt, Mary Weatherford, Lauren Woods, Brenna Youngblood
Saturday, October 25
Members Only Reception
Live performances by exhibiting artists including Julio Cesar Morales and Sonido Renegade, and DJ Lengua
Please note: We expect capacity attendance; therefore an RSVP is required for all invitees. Please refer to the RSVP instructions inside your member invitation.
Sunday, October 26
All Opening Day Events are free with museum admission.
Curator's Talk by CB08 guest curator, Lauri Firstenberg and catalog contributors Joshua Decter and Rene Peralta
Meet & Greet with the Artists
Meet Biennial artists in the galleries for informal conversation and discussions
Artist Performance of Irma Vep
Taking place within Anna Sew Hoy's sculptural installation, this performance inspired by the 1996 film by Olivier Assayas, includes collaborators choreographer Flora Wiegmann, musician Giles Miller and performance artist/film-maker K8 Hardy.
Performance of Hi 'n' Lo
by Rubén Ortiz-Torres