Julio Cesar Morales, Interrupted Passage, 2008; Film still, from a performance by Julio Cesar Morales with
Max La Riviere-Hedrick, Norma Listman and Daniel Gorrell; Courtesy of the artist and Julio Duffo, 2008
Just a reminder that the California Biennial opens this Sunday at OCMA. Looking from all the off-site projects, I don't know if you can actually even attempt to see everything.
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 LAXART in Los Angeles. Firstenberg’s approach to the 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.
Off-site project locations include:
The city of Culver City; LAXART, Los Angeles; Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles; Artist Jim Skuldt's Studio, Los Angeles; MacArthur Park & NOKIA LA LIVE, Los Angeles; The Standard Hotel, West Hollywood; The city of West Hollywood; Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood; Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale; The Lab, Costa Mesa; UAG/ROOM Gallery, University of California, Irvine; Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico; Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico; EL CUBO at Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, B.C., Mexico; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara; Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; and High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree with works by Joel Kyack, Hannah Greely, Ry Rocklin, Patrick Jackson, Alice Konitz, Jack Pierson, Yoshua Okon, Amy and Wendy Yao's Art Swap Meet, Jonathan Hernandez, Thom Merrick, The Wonder Valley Institute for Contemporary Art, Julia Scher, Ann Magnuson, Marnie Weber and the Spirit Girls.