2013 California-Pacific Triennial
June 30 - November 17, 2013
Chief Curator: Dan Cameron
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, California
Artists: John Bankston, Brice Bischoff, Fernando Bryce, Masaya Chiba, Tiffany Chung, Hugo Crosthwaite, Gabriel de la Mora, Dario Escobar, Pedro Friedeberg, Shaun Gladwell,Farrah Karapetian, Kim Beom, Kimsooja, Robert Legorreta, Michael Lin, Liz Magor, Danial Nord, Eko Nugroho, Yoshua Okón, Raquel Ormella, Sebastián Preece, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Adriana Salazar, Mitchell Syrop, Akio Takamori, Koki Tanaka, Whiting Tennis, Lin Tianmiao, Camille Utterback, Adán Vallecillo, Mark Dean Veca, Wang Guangle.
Formerly known as the California Biennial, OCMA has re-envisioned this important survey of contemporary California art and will re-launch it as the California-Pacific Triennial in 2013 with participating artists representing a cross-section of countries from throughout the Pacific rim. California’s geographical position on the Pacific Ocean has enriched its cultural prominence. The demographics of the state are strongly linked to the diverse countries throughout the Pacific rim, which are increasingly producing some of the most innovative art today. Despite the phenomenal economic and cultural growth of Asian and Latin American countries that boarder the Pacific, and California's proximity to these developments, there is no ongoing exhibition on the West Coast that regularly explores this activity. With national boundaries becoming more porous and artistic connections happening between artists and viewers from a broad range of cultural backgrounds, the flow of ideas and images crisscrossing the planet becomes a crucial component of any contemporary art survey. The California-Pacific Triennial will place artists working in California within this broader global network, one that is particularly relevant to our region, and that will offer visitors their only opportunity to engage in a more cosmopolitan conversation about contemporary art.