2008 California Biennial

2008 California Biennial

October 26, 2008 – March 15, 2009

The 2008 California Biennial continues OCMA’s long history of presenting new developments in contemporary art. This exhibition features the work of a multi-generational group: established artists who have had a profound impact on the development of contemporary art in dialogue with emerging artists. This presentation of the California Biennial includes works by more than 50 artists and, for the first time, incorporates off-site projects with collaborating venues from Tijuana to Northern California.

Artists:
Micheal 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, Rubén Ortíz-Torres, Raymond Pettibon, Yvonne Rainer, Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Marco Rios, Amanda Ross-Ho, Aaron Sandnes, Anna Sew Hoy, Jim Skuldt, Kara Tanaka, Joel Tauber, , Erika Vogt, Mary Weatherford, lauren woods, and Brenna Youngblood

 This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and guest curated by Lauri Firstenberg.

Off-site projects were produced by LA><ART Public Art Initiatives with ForYourArt in conjunction with numerous generous partners including the City of West Hollywood Art on the Outside Program, High Desert Test Sites, and the City of Culver City.  

Daniel Joseph Martinez, Call Me Ishmael: The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant (installation view), 2006/8; mixed media installation with silicon over fiberglass skeleton and computer controlled pneumatics; Courtesy of the artist and The Project, New York. 2008 California Biennial, 2008-09; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo Colin Young-Wolff.
Anna Sew Hoy, Irma Vep’s Room, 2008; site-specific sculptural installation for a performance; Courtesy of the artist and Karen Lovegrove, Los Angeles, and Renwick Gallery, New York. 2008 California Biennial, 2008-09; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Colin Young-Wolff.
2008 California Biennial (installation view), 2008-09; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Colin Young-Wolff.