NL XX LA is an exchange exhibition between Galerie Frank Taal (Rotterdam) and PRJCTLA (Los Angeles) featuring a diverse group of artists both in age and stylistic approach. Some of the artists have already shown in the counterpart city but for most participating in this exhibition it will be the first time that the artist has engaged this new audience.
The exhibition is co-curated by Frank Taal and Carl Berg of RJCTLA and runs from 5th March to 9th April. This show brings together two diverse curatorial approaches that meld into an eclectic yet compelling exhibition. Berg and Taal have collaborated on exhibitions in the past but NL XX LA marks the first collaborate exchange exhibition for the two curators.
The Los Angeles and Dutch art scenes are quite different and this is reflected in the kind of work the artists make in their respective localities. The art world, however, has become much more global so there are many overlapping concepts and processes, and an individual artist’s work has become less and less specific to the locality where the works are made.
This being said, there is a tone of the work that reflects difference that is based on cultural, historical and environmental divergences of each place.
Bram Braam, Irene de Boer, Folkert de Jong, Daan den Houter, Saminte Ekeland, Mike Ottink, Marie Pop (Anique Weve, Inge Aanstoot), Hester Scheurwater, Marilou van Lierop, Tycho van Zomeren, Sabine Woudenberg
Los Angeles Artists
China Adams, Jenn Berger, Lauren Bon, David DiMichele, Katy Ann Gilmore, Alexandra Grant, Daniel Hawkins, Tim Hawkinson, Lies Kraal, Nathan Redwood, Douglas Tausik Ryder