The Importance of Being “Made In LA” in 2023

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If there is an aptly emblematic piece in The Hammer Museum’s biennial show, it might be the Vincent Enrique Hernandez photograph, Car Portrait, where a 1987 Volvo sedan, emblazoned with Valley Tours is parked against the backdrop of blue skies and palm trees, ready to cruise the maze of freeways that connect Los Angeles. Curators Diana Nawi and Pablo Jose Ramirez selected 39 artists and collectives for the exciting artistic Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living, titled by way of a quote from local artist Noah Purifoy who observed that, “One does not have to be a visual artist to utilize creative potential. Creativity can be an act of living.” That said, this show offers a road trip driven…

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