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Exhibition Walkthrough: Larry Johnson

Russell Ferguson, curator of the Larry Johnson exhibition, will lead a walkthrough.

Ferguson is Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA, and an adjunct curator at the Hammer. He has organized many exhibitions. At the Hammer, these have included The Undiscovered Country (2004), a survey of various approaches to representation in painting, as well as solo exhibitions by Francis Alys (2007), Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), Patty Chang (2005), Christian Marclay (2003), and Jeff Wall (2003). For the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, he organized In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art (1999), an exploration of the circle of artists that revolved around the poet, as well as survey exhibitions of the work of Liz Larner and Douglas Gordon (both 2001). With Kerry Brougher, he organized Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950 (2001) for The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

Ferguson is the editor of two collections of critical writing—Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture and Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures, both published by the MIT Press. He has written about the work of many contemporary artists, including John Baldessari. Paul Graham, Olafur Eliasson, Tony Feher, Rodney Graham, Nikki Lee, Damian Ortega, Laura Owens, and Gillian Wearing.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.