2008 California Biennial

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2008 California Biennial
Curated by: Lauri Firstenberg

850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
October 26th, 2008 - March 15th, 2009
Opening: October 26th, 2008 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

orange county
Wed-Thu, Sat-Sun 11-5; Fri (FREE)11-8


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.


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
8-10 pm
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.

1 pm
Curator's Talk by CB08 guest curator, Lauri Firstenberg and catalog contributors Joshua Decter and Rene Peralta
Lyon Auditorium

2 pm
Meet & Greet with the Artists
Meet Biennial artists in the galleries for informal conversation and discussions

3 pm
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.

4 pm
Performance of Hi 'n' Lo
by Rubén Ortiz-Torres

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