The Hammer and LAXART Join Forces to Organize the First Los Angeles Biennial

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Hammer Museum and LAXART announced a formal programmatic affiliation centered on the development and organization of the Los Angeles Biennial in 2012. The Biennial will follow the tradition of the Hammer Invitational exhibitions which take place every two years and have included Snapshot (2001), International Paper (2003), Thing (2005), Eden’s Edge (2007), Nine Lives (2009) as well as the upcoming All of this and nothing (winter 2011). Unlike the Invitationals, however, the Los Angeles Biennial will focus exclusively on artists from the LA region with an emphasis on emerging artists. This Biennial exhibition will be large in scale—mounted at the Hammer and LAXART as well as additional sites