Until 7 Sep 14, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
When the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, launched a biennial in 2012, many in the art world were sceptical. With an estimated 300 such events already in place across the globe, why add another? “I’m not sure Los Angeles needs a biennial more than any other city,” says Connie Butler, the Hammer’s chief curator, who co-organised this sophomore edition with the California Institute of the Arts professor Michael Ned Holte. “But it is an amazing way to understand what is going on at any one place and time.” More modest than its sprawling siblings in...
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