The Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2014 features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery at the Hammer Museum. The exhibition is organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive hardcover catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming.
Three awards will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition: The Mohn Award ($100,000) and the Career Achievement Award ($25,000) both of which will be selected by a professional jury, and the Public Recognition Award ($25,000), which will be determined by a public vote. All three awards are funded through the generosity of the Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation. All the artists in the exhibition are eligible to receive the awards.
Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery at the Hammer Museum.
Made in L.A. 2014is presented by Wells Fargo.
The exhibition is made possible by the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation through Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland.
Major support is provided by the Mohn Family Foundation, Eugenio Lopez, and the members of the Hammer Circle.
Generous funding is also provided by Kathi and Gary Cypres; Gail and Stanley Hollander; Linda and Jerry Janger; Dori and Charles Mostov; Ronnie Sassoon; Chara Schreyer; and the Fran & Ray Stark Foundation. Additional underwriting by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; the Pasadena Art Alliance; Heidi and Erik Murkoff; Andrew Nikou; Ruth and Jake Bloom; and Julie and Barry Smooke.
KCRW 89.9 FM is the radio sponsor of the exhibition. Special thanks to American Apparel.
ABOUT MADE IN L.A.
Made in L.A., organized by the Hammer Museum, is an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions, focused on artwork created in the Los Angeles region by emerging and overlooked artists. The first iteration of Made in L.A. was in 2012, and prior to that the Hammer mounted an Invitational exhibition every two years with the exhibitions Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles (2001); International Paper: Drawings by Emerging Artists (2003); THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles (2005); Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. (2009) and All of this and nothing (2011).