The Hammer Museum's Made in LA Exhibit Kicks Off with an Art Party This Weekend

Over 30 artists will explore the past and present.

Artist Neha Choksi's "The Sun's Rehearsal / In Memory of the Last Sunset, 2016". Photo: Courtesy of Neha Choksi and Project 88/Zan Wimberley

Here's one way for art aficionados to add Los Angeles talents to their cultured radars. Starting this Sunday, the biennial Made in LA 2018 exhibition returns to the Hammer Museum, where the works of over 30 local artists will hold court through September 2.

While the four-month exhibit won't be "overtly political," expect many of the 32 artists (who range in age from 29 to 97) to reflect "on the current political climate, the body — and the social, physiological, and psychological pressures put upon it…as is the desire for community and a sense of place rooted in the local," the museum explains in a press release. The art exhibit will include drawings, paintings, textiles, sculptures, photography, installations, performances, and video that explore the past and present, including works from Carmen Argote, Neha Choksi (pictured), Beatriz Cortez, EJ Hill, Christina Quarles, Linda Stark, Suné Woods, and many others.

To toast the fourth edition of Made in LA, the Hammer is hosting an opening celebration Saturday, June 2 from 8 to 11pm. The free and open to the public soirée will feature music by Alima Lee and DJ Lengua, a photo booth by MVS Studio, cash bars, and the Kogi food truck; RSVP for the art party and get more deets (including parking info) here.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

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