Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Tom Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, Becky Beasley, Juliette Blightman, Vern Blosum, Joe Brainard, Mathew Cerletty, Leidy Churchman, Holly Coulis, Ann Craven, Sam Falls, Saul Fletcher, Jane Freilicher, Daan van Golden, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Camille Henrot, Paul Heyer, Alex Katz, Allison Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Caitlin Keogh, Kapwani Kiwanga, Robert Kushner, Jochen Lempert, Maria Loboda, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jenine Marsh, Ryan Mrozowski, Aliza Nisenbaum, D’Ette Nogle, Mark A. Rodriguez, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Willem de Rooij, Melanie Smith, Dylan Spaysky, Kunié Sugiura, Walter Sutin, Kyle Thurman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, James Welling, Tom Wesselmann, Hannah Wilke, Amy Yao, Nathan Zeidman
Venue: Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles
Exhibition Title: A Change of Heart
Curated by: Chris Sharp
Date: June 4 – July 16, 2016
Note: The publication associated with the show is available for download here.
Full gallery of video, images, press release, and link available after the jump.
Juliette Blightman, 25th February 2016 – Day 183, 2016, Digital video, 29 seconds
Images and video courtesy of Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles
A Change of Heart is an exhibition all about flowers. Directly addressing a subject matter that has always been historically marginalized as a subgenre, seen as little more than the byproduct of a charming amateurism, and minor art making, A Change of Heart embraces the floral still life in all its formal, symbolic, political and aesthetic heterogeneity. The exhibition seeks to mobilize and put into dialogue a radical and even dizzying diversity of approaches, including the queer, the decorative, the scientific, the euphemistic, the memento mori, the painterly, the deliberately amateur and minor as a position, and much more. To this end, the exhibition combines a broad selection of recent historical works starting from the ‘60s and the following decades up to a selection of emerging positions which address the floral each in their own way. At once quaint and absurd, the exhibition intends to touch, provoke and overwhelm through the concentrated and manifold complexity of its singular and timeless subject matter. The exhibition will be accompanied by a print handout of selected floral poems.