Los Angeles Art Scene

23 Sep 2016 – 29 Jan 2017

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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

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  • Routes 21 and 54 stop on Bryggetorget. Route 33 stops on Filipstadveien. Routes 32, 33, 54, 122, 129 and 132 stop on Vika Atrium.
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Los Angeles is a big city with a distinctly urban lifestyle characterised by Hollywood, sun and surfing, but also by a very active cultural life that has gained the attention of the wider world of art.


We have taken the pulse of the art scene in a close dialogue with the local arts and culture community, and in this comprehensive exhibition we are highlighting elements that epitomise the artistic life of this Californian city. This includes a broad-based view of urbanism, lifestyle, music, film, literature and contemporary art. The exhibition will present the L.A. art scene transgenerationally, from the young and youngest up-and-coming artists to their well-established predecessors.

A team of curators with varied experience and knowledge about Los Angeles will join in creating a broad presentation of the L.A. art scene, which will be shown at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in the autumn of 2016.

The curator team consists of Ali Subotnick (Hammer Museum), Alex Israel (artist), Kevin McGarry (critic), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries), Thierry Raspail (MAC Lyon) and Gunnar B. Kvaran (Astrup Fearnley Museet).


Alex Israel

Ali Subotnick

Gunnar B. Kvaran

Kevin McGarry

Thierry Raspail

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist


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