December 7 | Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler to curate the Made in L.A. Biennial

Myriam Ben Salah. Courtesy Jean Picon.
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Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler to curate the Made in L.A. Biennial


The fifth edition of the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. Biennial will be held in 2020 under the direction of French-Tunisian curator Myriam Ben Salah and American artist/curator Lauren Mackler.

“Every Made in L.A. has its own distinct identity, and I look forward to what Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler will bring to this exhibition,” said Hammer Director Ann Philbin. “They are both deeply engaged with the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, so we’re eager to see the fresh perspectives they bring to Made in L.A. 2020.”

The pair's aim will be to bring artists working in the region into the spotlight - particularly those who are emerging talents or unknown to the wider public. More information available via ArtForum.




Miami | $10.5m from charity sale (RED) to go to fight against AIDS

A total of 35 lots were on offer at the RED sale, held in Miami under the direction of artist Theaster Gates and architect David Adjaye.

The event aimed to raise funds for the fight against AIDS and saw the sale of Theaster Gates' A Flag for the Least of Them (2018) for $807,000, a Jennifer Guidi painting for $375,000, and a Jenny Saville piece for $735,000, as well as works by Hank Willis Thomas and Leo Villareal. The total takings were matched by a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read further via ArtNews.


Photo: Julian Cassady