Stories of Almost Everyone

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Jan 28 2018 - May 6 2018

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

This exhibition is organized around the premise that objects of contemporary art possess narrative histories and inner lives that the conventions of display can only, at best, approximate. Through the work of over thirty international artists, Stories of Almost Everyone seeks to address the means by which a broad range of contemporary artworks and artifacts traffic in meaning and mythology in equal measure. The challenge that textual mediation poses to the inherent muteness of objects provides a framework for thinking through the potential for ideas facilitated by art to expand into other realms of thought. The varying artistic approaches brought together for this exhibition are as equally emboldened by a faith in objects to communicate their inherent value, as they are skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • International
  • Contemporary
  • Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
  • Carol Bove
  • Fiona Connor
  • Geoffrey Farmer
  • Mark Leckey
  • Amalia Pica
  • Miljohn Ruperto
  • Danh Vō
  • and others

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