The Orange County Museum of Art is pleased to present the 2010 California Biennial on view through March 13, 2011. The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues the Orange County Museum of Art’s four-decade long history of presenting new developments in California art. In 2008, the museum presented works by more than 50 artists and, for the first time, incorporated off-site projects with collaborating venues from Tijuana to Northern California.
Earlier this year, Biennial curator Sarah Bancroft invited 45 artists and collaborative groups to participate in this year’s exhibition. Bancroft visited more than 100 studios throughout the state and discovered an extremely diverse array of practices that include painting and drawing, film and video, installation, performance and dance, photography, sculpture, and sound and text-based work. The artworks engage through politics, representation and abstraction, identity and social practice, humor and play, and performance and audience participation; all hallmarks of art in the 21st century.
The Biennial exhibitions are highly anticipated by art enthusiasts and the art world. In addition to approximately 150 works of art and installations on display, the museum will also serve as the site for approximately 30 programs and performances that will appeal to diverse interests and continue OCMA’s history of presenting new developments in contemporary art. Visit http://www.ocma.net/ for details.
The 2010 California Biennial promises to be similarly full of artists, energy, accomplishments, and surprises. Stay tuned for updates, events, and new entries by participating artists.
2010 California Biennial Artists:
David Adey, Agitprop, Gil Blank, Nate Boyce, Luke Butler, Juan Capistran, Zoe Crosher, Brian Dick, Dru Donovan, Mari Eastman, Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab, Carlee Fernandez, Finishing School, Eve Fowler, Rebecca Goldfarb, Katy Grannan, Alexandra Grant, Sherin Guirguis, Drew Heitzler, Violet Hopkins, Alex Israel, Glenna Jennings, Barry MacGregor Johnston, Vishal Jugdeo, Stanya Kahn, Andy Kolar, Jennifer Locke, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Tom Mueske, Tucker Nichols, Camilo Ontiveros, Nikki Pressley, Andy Ralph, Will Rogan, Paul Schiek, Taravat Talepasand, Wu Tsang, Zlatan Vukosavljevic, Nina Waisman, Flora Wiegmann, Allison Wiese, Lisa Williamson, David Wilson, Patrick Wilson, John Zurier.
The 2010 California Biennial is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Sarah Bancroft, OCMA curator.
The exhibition is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
Major support for the California Biennial catalogue is provided by the Segerstrom Foundation Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Barbara and Victor L. Klein, Toby Devan Lewis, Moira and Fred Kamgar, and the Nimoy Foundation
Media support is provided by The Armory Show, X-TRA and KPCC 89.3 and OC Weekly
A fully-illustrated catalogue published by the Orange County Museum of Art accompanies this exhibition, pre-sale orders available through the Museum Store (949) 759-1122 Ext. 242.