2017 California-Pacific Triennial
Opening on May 6, 2017, and curated by OCMA Senior Curator Cassandra Coblentz, this thought-provoking exhibition explores the topic of architecture and the temporal precariousness of the built environment. Among the issues to be addressed are the recording of history and preservation; the concept of home and displacement; and the influence of global power, economics, and political systems on global construction.
The California-Pacific Triennial, a survey of contemporary art in and around the Pacific Rim, grew from the museum's long-standing California Biennial exhibitions (1984 through 2010). Together, the Biennials and now Triennials have become a cornerstone of the museum's exhibition program. This is the museum's second California-Pacific Triennial.
The artists (listed below) live and work in 11 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean and will present work that includes sculpture, installation, photography, and drawing, as well as performance-based and socially engaged activities. The majority of the works in the exhibition will be created specifically for this project or will be on public view for the first time; and many are site-specific installations.
2017 CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC TRIENNIAL: BUILDING AS EVER participating artists
anothermountainman (Stanley Wong) | Hong Kong, China
Carmen Argote | Los Angeles, USA
Michele Asselin |Los Angeles, USA
Cedric Bomford | Victoria, Canada
Santiago Borja | Mexico City, Mexico
Leyla Cardenas | Bogotá, Colombia
Cesar Cornejo | Lima, Peru; Tampa, USA
Beatriz Cortez | Los Angeles, USA
Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman
Teddy Cruz | San Diego, USA
Fonna Forman | San Diego, USA
Ken Ehrlich | Los Angeles, USA
Patricia Fernández | Los Angeles, USA
Yuki Kimura | Kyoto, Japan
Olga Koumoundouros | Los Angeles, USA
Lead Pencil Studio
Annie Han | Seattle, USA
Daniel Mihalyo | Seattle, USA
Renée Lotenero | Los Angeles, USA
Cybele Lyle | Oakland, USA
Ronald Morán | San Salvador, El Salvador
Trong Gia Nguyen | Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
Nancy Popp | Los Angeles, USA
Pilar Quinteros | Santiago, Chile
Bryony Roberts | Los Angeles, USA
Alex Slade | Los Angeles, USA
Super Critical Mass
Julian Day | Sydney, Australia
Luke Jaaniste | Brisbane, Australia
Wang Wei | Beijing, China
Haegue Yang | Berlin, Germany; Seoul, South Korea
Support for this exhibition is provided by Visionaries, The Ahmanson Foundation, Lucy Sun and Warren Felson, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Michelle Rohe, the Pola Art Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The 2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by OCMA Senior Curator Cassandra Coblentz.