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The Undiscovered Country

  • This is a past exhibition

The Undiscovered Country examines various approaches to the question of representation in contemporary painting, addressing both formal and content issues in painting after photography and after abstraction. The exhibition begins in the 1960s with paintings by Vija Celmins, Gerhard Richter, John Baldessari, and Neil Jenny, and advances to the present via work by Philip Guston, Thomas Lawson, Jochen Klein, and Luc Tuymans. About half the exhibition will be devoted to recent work, including paintings by Silke Otto-Knapp, Enoc Perez, Kirsten Everberg, Richard Prince, and Thomas Eggerer.

The Undiscovered Country includes over 60 works by about 25 artists, and is organized by the Hammer Museum's chief curator, Russell Ferguson.


  • Mamma Andersson
  • John Baldessari
  • Edgar Bryan
  • Vija Celmins
  • Peter Doig
  • Lukas Duwenhögger
  • Mari Eastman
  • Thomas Eggerer
  • Kirsten Everberg
  • Philip Guston
  • Richard Hamilton
  • Neil Jenney
  • Jochen Klein
  • Silke Otto-Knapp
  • Laura Owens
  • Thomas Lawson
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Lucy McKenzie
  • Enoc Perez
  • Fairfield Porter
  • Richard Prince
  • Gerhard Richter
  • Luc Tuymans

The Undiscovered Country is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Eileen Harris-Norton and the Peter Norton Family Foundation, Beth Swofford, Maria Hummer and Bob Tuttle, David Teiger, Gail and Stanley Hollander, and The Broad Art Foundation. 

In-kind support provided by W Hotel Los Angeles-Westwood.

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