This summer, in two places:
museum, with objects and words, respectively. For two weeks at a time and in turn, one artist and
one writer respond to the shared prompt of The Room’s description. Each artist's presentation
is a new episode in the space and each writer's text a new chapter appearing in a pamphlet.
All of which culminates in a bound book (a novel) at the exhibition’s end.
As a fiction about fiction, this exhibition within the exhibition is metafictional
in concept and episodic in structure.
With stand-up comedy as a model, each work presented in this parallel context becomes a performer
or a performance. Concurrent with the two weeks of their on-stage set, the artists will occupy a soapbox
—a smaller satellite—at the Hammer Museum. And, while on the topic of performance, 6 comedians will
also take the stage, stepping into rotation during the exhibition.
These two exhibitions present the work of: Eric Wesley, Fiona Connor, Margaret Lee, Leslie Hewitt,
Shana Moulton, Mateo Tannatt, Matthew Brannon, Becket Flannery, Sarah Heyward, Claudia Rankine,
Chris Kraus, Benjamin Weissman, Amanda Ross-Ho, Neal Bashor, Darren Bader, D’Ette Nogle,
Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Claude Wampler.
at Public Fiction. Open Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon-6pm
July 1 - July 13
July 15 - July 27
July 29 - August 10
August 12 - August 24
August 26 - September 7