V Connects: Vedere Visits Venice Beach Biennial in Los Angeles!

Having just kicked off yesterday (Friday July 13), the inaugural Venice Beach Biennial (VBB), which is a part of “Made in L.A. 2012″ is already proving itself to be worthy of a new tradition for the city of angels.

Organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA•Art, VBB is meant as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the “real” Venice Biennale in Italy. This weekend event, ending on Sunday July 15, exhibits a wide array of local art along the famed Venice Beach boardwalk.

(Photography Credit: Vedere)

This outdoor exhibition venue showcases over 50 fine artists who present at vending stands alongside veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with the veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances.

(Photography Credit: Hammer Museum. Click here to download PDF)

“I just think [Made in L.A.] has brought a very exciting energy not only to the [Hammer Museum] but as a cross-city initiative,” Julia Luke, head designer at the Hammer Museum tells Vedere. “There’s a bunch of really great work that’s being made here [in L.A.] that are all very fresh and indicative of the city itself,” she continues.  “I think it’s nice [for people] to get to see [a] survey [of this growth and development].”

Walk down to the Parks and Recreations area of the park and you’ll encounter several pieces including ones by Barbara Kruger and Alex Israel. Artists may also collaborate with shop owners and restaurateurs to present site-specific projects, interventions, murals, and wall projects.

(Photography Credit: Vedere)

Are you planning to attend this weekend? Tweet us at @VedereOnline!


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