Touch My Junket: OCMA's 2010 California Biennial Artist Announcement
Curator Sarah Bancroft, with some of the Biennial artists
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We talk about the rarity of women curators, especially ones with families: "It's not a 9 to 5 job. It really isn't," says the single Bancroft.
Bancroft tells us she won't follow in the footsteps of predecessors and do any repeats of previous Biennial invitees. "It seems counter-intuitive to invite people who've already been in the exhibition," says Dick.
Preferring to focus on emerging talent is a welcome trait from any passionate curator hoping to shake things up a bit and I'm excited and impressed that she's traveled to almost 150 studios to gather the 45 artists involved: "There is nothing more exciting for me than to do studio visits."
I ask if it's all new work, and she tells me that the artist's roster will involve both already existing and site-specific work from my table-mates, as well as as the artists below. (Click on the links provided to get an idea of the diversity of Bancroft's eclectic taste):
The 2010 California Biennial will run from October 24, 2010 thru March 13, 2011. For more information, go to the OCMA website.
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