The Los Angeles Times reviews "Stories of Almost Everyone" co-curated by MACP alumnus Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi and Aram Moshayedi at the Hammer Museum
March 29, 2018
It takes a striptease to enliven 'Stories of Almost Everyone' at the Hammer Museum
By Christopher Knight
Wall labels, catalog essays, audio guides, critical reviews, gallery docents, press releases — the interpretive apparatus that grows up around Conceptually-based art in museums can be a dreadful subject for an exhibition. Organized navel gazing is usually an unattractive sight.
And so it turns out to be in “Stories of Almost Everyone,” an extravaganza of excessive self-contemplation newly opened at the UCLA Hammer Museum. The show assembles art objects that reside within a context of heavy institutional mediation, given the nature of the work.