Participating artists include Aaron Rose, Alina Perkins, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, AmericanArtist, Amy Khoshbin, Amy Yao, Anna Sew Hoy, Barbara Kasten, Caitlin Keogh, Calida Rawles, Candida Alvarez, Christine Sun Kim, Davide Balula, Derrick Adams, Dyani White Hawk, Eileen Cowan, Elka Krajewska, Em Rooney, Guerrilla Girls, Isabel Yellin, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Jake Margolin, Jenny Holzer, Jesse Duquette, Jessica Rankin, Jim Hodges, Joseph Grigely, Julie Mehretu, Kambui Olujimi, Kamrooz Aram, Karen Finley, Kate Costello, Katherine Bernhardt, Keltie Ferris, Kennedy Yanko, Ken Okiishi, Laurie Simmons, Leidy Churchman, Luis Camnitzer, Macon Reed, Marc Hundley, Marcel Dzama, Mark Alice Durant, Mark Handforth, Marilyn Minter, Matthew Brannon, Megan Sant, Michael Stipe, Monument Lab (Paul Farber and Ken Lum), Morleigh Steinberg, Muna Malik, Nick Mauss, Nick Vaughan, Pam Lins, Paola Kudacki, Patti Smith, Paul Ramirez Jonas, RJ Messineo, Robert Davis, Robert Longo, Robert Wilson, Régime des Fleurs, Sally Mann, Sam Falls, SamTaylor-Johnson, Sanford Biggers, Sebastian Kim, Stewart Uoo, Tanya Aguiñiga, Thomas Dozol, Todd Selby, Tom Burr, Vicki DaSilva, Vincent Valdez, Wangechi Mutu, and Xylor Jane.
Over 100 artists and estates have donated works for a fundraiser supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.* Presented on Platform.art—an initiative developed by David Zwirner—participating galleries include Regen Projects, Jack Shainman, Gladstone, Lehmann Maupin, Petzel, and MarianGoodman, as well as Gemini G.E.L.
Following a virtual kickoff earlier this week with vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, Carrie Mae Weems, and Catherine Opie, the sale is now live. See link below for details.
*Participating artists and estates include Marina Adams, Doug Aitken, Richard Aldrich, JohnBaldessari (donated by Gemini G.E.L.), Alvin Baltrop, Walead Beshty, McArthur Binion, DikeBlair, Sebastian Blanck, Carol Bove, Cecily Brown, George Condo, Patricia Cronin, SarahCrowner, N. Dash, Tara Donovan, Carroll Dunham, Marcel Dzama, William Eggleston, RafaEsparza, Shepard Fairey, Rochelle Feinstein, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Spencer Finch, SuzanFrecon, Charles Gaines, Jerrell Gibbs, Sam Gilliam, Joanne Greenbaum, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Thomas Hager, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tyler Haughey, Michael Heizer, Carmen Herrera, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jenny Holzer, Ridley Howard, Alex Hubbard, John Huggins, Ayana V. Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Deborah Kass, KAWS, Ellsworth Kelly, Jon Kessler, Toba Khedoori, Christine Sun Kim, Jeff Koons, Doron Langberg, Liz Larner, Bonnie Lautenberg, An-My Lê, Roy Lichtenstein, Maya Lin, Robert Longo, Emmanuel Lubezki, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Ivan Morley, RebeccaMorris, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Jordan Nassar, Alice Neel, Shirin Neshat, CatherineOpie, Angel Otero, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Martin Puryear, Christina Quarles, Robert Rauschenberg (donated by Gemini G.E.L.), Alexis Rockman, Ugo Rondinone, Victoria Roth, Ed Ruscha, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Fred Sandback, Fanny Sanín, Kenny Scharf, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Gary Simmons, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Vaughn Spann, Tavares Strachan, Sarah Sze, Mika Tajima, Kyle Thurman, Fred Tomaselli, Leo Villareal, Charline von Heyl, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Stanley Whitney, Kehinde Wiley, Chloe Wise, Christopher Wool, Rob Wynne, Lisa Yuskavage, and Andrea Zittel.
In January 2000, when I opened the doors of the gallery for the first time, the work that was being highlighted by the most prominent galleries in Los Angeles reflected the discourse of an astoundingly narrow cultural group. I felt this was starkly at odds with the incredibly rich and culturally layered reality that I experienced here. It seemed to be a strangely inaccurate representation of the city’s vibrant art community and a missed opportunity to bring attention to the wide range of powerful voices from the different cultural contexts Los Angeles had to offer. As a result, the gallery’s main goal at that time was not to find the best or most successful artists, because I didn’t trust the parameters according to which those categories were defined. Rather, the goal was to invite artists from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to bring their practices and viewpoints to the gallery. The hope was that this would lead not only to a much richer and more complex cultural experience, but that this approach would disturb the ingrained hierarchies prevalent in the Los Angeles art world and beyond. What has remained at the heart of the gallery until today is this need to question the metrics by which artists are valuated and to challenge the hierarchies we bring to art and to most other areas of cultural life.
We acknowledge that we have a lot of work still to do, that in fact this work will never be finished. This year, we invite you to celebrate what the gallery has accomplished so far. — Susanne Vielmetter
Vielmetter Los Angeles celebrates twenty years with the first iteration of a remarkable group show, up through the end of the month.
The exhibition includes works by Laura Aguilar, Nick Aguayo, Edgar Arceneaux, Math Bass, Whitney Bedford, Andrea Bowers, Sarah Cain, Patty Chang, Kim Dingle, Sean Duffy, Genevieve Gaignard, Liz Glynn, Karl Haendel, Stanya Kahn, Hayv Kahraman, Raffi Kalenderian, Mary Kelly, Dave McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Shana Lutker, Wangechi Mutu, Ruben Ochoa, Pope.L, Deborah Roberts, Steve Roden, Arlene Shechet, John Sonsini, Amy Sillman, Stephanie Schneider, Monique Van Genderen, Tam Van Tran, Esther PearlWatson, and Patrick Wilson.
Wangechi Mutu’s project for the façade niches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—a series of four bronze sculptures titled TheNewOnes, will free Us—is nearing the end of its run. Originally extended through June 8, a new closing date will be announced soon.
Recognizing the ongoing threat to reproductive rights in the United States, ABORTION IS NORMAL—sponsored by the Downtown for DemocracyIndependent Expenditure Committee—is an “emergency art exhibition curated by Jasmine Wahi and RebeccaPauline Jampol and organized by Marilyn Minter, Gina Nanni, Laurie Simmons, and Sandy Tait.”*
Part 2 of the show opens this week at Arsenal Contemporary in Manhattan.
Contributing artists include Allison Janae Hamilton, Ameya Marie Okamoto, Amy Khoshbin, Andrea Chung, Arlene Shechet, Barbara Kruger, Betty Tompkins, Cajsa von Zeipel, CarrieMae Weems, Carroll Dunham, Catherine Opie, Cecily Brown, Chloe Wise, Christopher Myers, Christen Clifford, Cindy Sherman, Delano Dunn, Derrick Adams, Dominique Duroseau, Elektra KB, Fin Simonetti, Grace Graupe Pillard, Hank Willis Thomas, Hayv Kahraman, Jaishri Abichandani, Jack Pierson, Jane Kaplowitz, Jon Kessler, Jonathan Horowitz, Jonathan LyndonChase, Judith Bernstein, Judith Hudson, Katrina Majkut, Louise Lawler, Lyle Ashton Harris, Marisa Morán Jahn, Michele Pred, Miguel Luciano, MikaRottenberg, Nadine Faraj, Nan Goldin, Narcissister, Natalie Frank, Rob Pruitt, Ryan McGinley, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Sarah Sze, Shirin Neshat, Shoshanna Weinberger, Shout YourAbortion, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Suzy Lake, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Viva Ruiz, Walter Robinson, Wangechi Mutu, Xaviera Simmons, Yvette Molina, and Zoe Buckman.
New editions by Paul Chan, Rashid Johnson, and Richard Prince are alsoavailable.