Stories of Almost Everyone

The Hammer Museum will feature Stories of Almost Everyone, a collection that explores the storytelling and historiography process of art. The museum explains the exhibition’s inspiration, “In recent years, a continued emphasis on an art of ideas—inherited from the legacies of conceptual and post-conceptual artistic practice—has sought to further develop strategies in the service of communicating social, political, and economic histories. To varying degrees, there has been a renewed faith in the abilities of artworks to convey meaning and facilitate supposedly authentic experiences, while artists have simultaneously retained tendencies rooted in mysticism, fiction, and the arts of deception.”

The exhibition will feature Jason Dodge ’96MFA, Miljohn Ruperto ’02MFA, Yale School of Art Lecturer Michael Queenland, Jay Chung ’01MFA’01 and Q Takeki Maeda, and Hayden Distinguished Fellow Carol Bove.