Group Exhibition
18 August 2018–14 January 2019

Tom Friedman features in 'Mad World'

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

'Mad World' brings together works from the Marciano Collection to explore the absurdities of contemporary life. Several works reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, provoking a reconsideration of that trajectory for ourselves, our children, and future generations inheriting this mad, mad world. The show also highlights a wide array of portraits depicting slightly obscured, distorted, or fragmented faces, demonstrating the monsters we see in ourselves and others. At a time when every tweet and news alert incites a sense of dread, many works here address the overwhelming accumulation of information, images, and ideas emanating from our phones, computers, billboards, televisions, and radios. And while the individual pieces were not all produced in the last couple of years, many of them seem as if they could have been made yesterday; experiencing them through today’s lens, we can begin to conjure new and alternate meanings.

'Mad World' includes the work of over thirty artists in the permanent collection including Nina Chanel Abney, Kathryn Andrews, Andrea Bowers, André Butzer, Merlin Carpenter, Anne Collier, Alex Da Corte, Sam Durant, Roe Ethridge, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Urs Fischer, Mark Flood, Tom Friedman, Nikolas Gambaroff, Evan Holloway, Alex Hubbard, Juliana Huxtable, Mike Kelley, Jim Lambie, Nate Lowman, Christian Marclay, Jill Mulleady, Nicolas Party, Oliver Payne, Joyce Pensato, Borna Sammak, Jim Shaw, Frances Stark, Diamond Stingily, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, Rosha Yaghmai.

Receive our newsletter

Receive information about exhibitions, artists and events.
We will process the personal data you have supplied in accordance with our privacy policy. You can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time by clicking the link in any emails.

Your favourites

Create a list of works then send us an enquiry.
No items found