Hammer Projects: Jeanine Oleson: Conduct Matters at the Hammer Museum

The New York–based artist Jeanine Oleson (b. 1974, Astoria, OR) works with photography, performance, film, video, sound, and installation, exploring themes including audience, language, spirituality, memory, music, and alienation. Following her recent residency at the Hammer, Oleson presents a work related to research on the conditions of copper usage in late capitalism and the irreconcilable contemporary relationship between bodies, labor, resources, and art. With humor, pathos, and pleasure, the installation includes catalytic instruments and objects that interrelate the body’s function and relationship to materials and representation. It also features a video of an absurdist ensemble performance work based on the production process of copper. A hand-woven rug anchors the project, its composition based on perspectival issues of 3D imaging. The wry sense of humor exhibited in her work belies Oleson’s intellectual rigor and interest in labor, environment, craft, and performance.

Start Date

May 6, 2017

End Date

August 6, 2017


11:00 AM - 08:00 PM


Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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