LOS ANGELES, CA.- Regen Projects
is presenting a group exhibition entitled What I Loved: Selected Works from the 90s.
The 1990s marked a pivotal moment in American history and contemporary art. It was a time of economic recession, the first Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, 24-hour news, the advent of the Internet and the dot-com bubble, and the fall of Communism. Regen Projects, which opened in 1989, developed alongside and in response to these events and established a roster of artists whose work expressed the zeitgeist of the times. What I Loved takes its name from Siri Hustvedts 2003 novel, which looks back at the constellation of relationships and events in the New York art world circa 1975 to 2000 through the eyes of an art historian and critic. Similarly, this exhibition revisits these formative years and brings together a group of artists who came of age during this time, and whose work became part of the critical discourse for addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, identity politics, globalization, and the AIDS crisis, among others.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Mike Kelley, Toba Khedoori, Karen Kilimnik, Byron Kim, Liz Larner, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kara Walker, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, Sue Williams, and Andrea Zittel.