2008 California Biennial

Raymond Pettibon, “No Title (I Thought California)”, 1989, Lithograph. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Orange County Museum of Art.

The Orange County Museum of Art recently announced the names of fifty artists selected to participate in the 2008 California Biennial (CB08). The Museum launched the California Biennial in 1984; it has since become a premier exhibition for emerging artists in the state. This year’s exhibition, for the first time, incorporates off-site projects with collaborating venues from Tijuana to Northern California. Off-site installations include projects by Season 2 artist Raymond Pettibon, Karl Haendel, High Desert Test Sites, Walead Beshty, Jedediah Caesar, and Piero Golia. Read the complete artist roster here.

CB08 is guest-curated by Lauri Firstenberg, founder and director/curator of LAXART in Los Angeles. The exhibition opens to the public on October 26, 2008.

Nicole J. Caruth was managing editor of the ART21 Magazine from 2013-2015, and has been a regular contributor to this site since 2008. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2.
  1. Great Show!

    To the OCMA’s and Firstenberg’s credit, this is the first survey show or biennial I’ve seen that has exhibited art that reflects the current plethora of crises we live in.



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