Hammer Blog

  • Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    The artist Mary Reid Kelley’s trilogy of videos on the myth of the Minotaur, made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley, frames the difference between the ancient concept of fate and the contemporary belief that suffering is generally the result of one’s own bad choices.

  • Feminism and Cuteness in Lily van der Stokker's Wall Paintings

    Feminism and Cuteness in Lily van der Stokker's Wall Paintings

    Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker has been making large-scale wall paintings that embrace cheerful, optimistic color and patterns since the late 1980’s. Her recent exhibition, The Tidy Kitchen, has been greeting Hammer visitors since February. In a quick interview with the artist, we get to hear more about her intentions behind The Tidy Kitchen, her thoughts on feminism and cuteness, and why she thinks this is her most feminist work yet.

  • Lauren Bon's "Devices of Wonder"

    Lauren Bon's "Devices of Wonder"

    Lauren Bon founded Metabolic Studio, the central hub for her art practice, in 2005 to create site-specific “devices of wonder” around issues of profound societal and environmental importance. From the earliest days of the studio, water in Los Angeles has been a subject of investigation.