Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living
The sixth iteration of the Los Angeles biennial, highlighting themes of the vernacular, the urban, the performative and the collective
Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living features the work of 39 artists and groups. It takes its cues from the ethos of the city and situates art as an expanded field of culture that is entangled with the everyday, community networks, queer affect, and indigenous and diasporic histories. Proposing a network of artistic affinities through intergenerational constellations, Made in L.A. 2023 investigates shared visual and material languages. The exhibition will focus on ways of working that center vernacular aesthetics, urban visual culture and domestic intimacy, materials and processes that are rooted in tradition, and archival and collective practices. These artists suggest art can be an act of preservation and memorialization as well as a space for playfulness, satire, and sheer wildness.
Artists include: Marcel Alcalá, Michael Alvarez, AMBOS, Jackie Amézquita, Teresa Baker, Luis Bermudez, Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Jibz Cameron, Melissa Cody, Emmanuel Louisnord Desir, Victor Estrada, Nancy Evans, Jessie Homer French, Pippa Garner, Ishi Glinsky, Vincent Enrique Hernandez, Dan Herschlein, Akinsanya Kambon, Kyle Kilty, Young Joon Kwak, Kang Seung Lee, Tidawhitney Lek, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Maria Maea, Erica Mahinay, Mas Exitos, Dominique Moody, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Page Person, Roksana Pirouzmand, Ryan Preciado, Devin Reynolds, Miller Robinson, Guadalupe Rosales, Christopher Suarez, Joey Terrill, Chiffon Thomas, Teresa Tolliver.
Edited with text by Diana Nawi, Pablo José Ramírez, Ashton Cooper. Foreword by Ann Philbin.
9.75 x 11.25 in