Hammer Blog

  • When in Rome: Thirty Works of Art Between Now and Then

    DEPART FOUNDATION AND PROVINCIA DI ROMA PRESENT WHEN IN ROME: THIRTY WORKS OF ART BETWEEN NOW AND THEN APRIL 20-MAY 21, 2011 The exhibition will take place at The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles with support from the Hammer Museum, LAXART and ForYourArt. LOS ANGELES, CA, March 15, 2011 – DEPART Foundation and Provincia di Roma present When in Rome, a group show in Los Angeles that will exhibit some of the most interesting artists associated with the city of Rome and its environs. Through painting, installation, conceptual art, pop culture, performance, cinema and music, the project aims to read the works in their own individuality and in a strongly suggestive display. The works will, in fact, be exhibited within a stage, a real-life environment. Created and supported by DEPART Foundation and Provincia di Roma, When in Rome follows the highly anticipated and successful original concept of bringing

  • Statement on Ai WeiWei from AAMD

    CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF AI WEIWEI On April 3, internationally-acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while enroute to Hong Kong and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound. We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to its promise to nurture creativity and independent thought, the keys to “soft power” and cultural influence. Our institutions have among the largest online museum communities in the world. We have launched this online petition (http://bit.ly/ikhTtH) to our collective millions of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. By using Ai Weiwei’s favored medium of “social sculpture”, we hope to hasten the release of our visionary friend and artist. We ask members to use their own social media outlets to give additional voice to the petition. With Many thanks, Richard Armstrong, Director

  • Sign this Petition to Call for the Release of Ai Weiwei

    SIGN THIS PETITION TO CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF AI WEIWEI http://www.change.org/petitions/call-for-the-release-of-ai-weiwei On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound. We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to its promise to nurture creativity and independent thought, the keys to “soft power” and cultural influence. Our institutions have some of the largest online museum communities in the world and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation launched this online petition to our collective millions of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. By using Ai Weiwei’s favored medium of “social sculpture,” we hope to hasten the release of our visionary friend. Please sign and spread the word: http://www.change.org/petitions/call-for-the-release-of-ai-weiwei buy case study

  • SLATKO in the making!

    SLATKO in the making!

    SLATKO IN THE MAKING! By Ana Prvacki My mother made a few jars of "slatko" for the Greeting Committee! Slatko (sweet) is a Slavic welcome greeting. When guests arrive, they are presented with a tray holding a jar of slatko (a kind of fruit reserve/jam) and invited to take a spoonful (followed by water). The idea is to sweeten the visit! ------ ABOUT GREETING COMMITTEE Einstein thought the most important question facing humanity should be, “Is the universe a friendly place?” and Kurt Vonnegut asked that we practice “A little less love, and a little more common decency.” Greeting Committee, by Ana Prvacki, considers these ideas by magnifying and zooming in on the protocols and customs of basic hospitality routines, such as greetings, salutations and welcoming. For her project at the Hammer, visitors are invited to observe or participate in interventions encouraging gestures of welcoming in the