PRINT December 2017

Jamillah James

1 EJ HILL (PALAZZO CONTARINI POLIGNAC, VENICE; COMMONWEALTH AND COUNCIL, LOS ANGELES; HUMAN RESOURCES, LOS ANGELES) It’s been a busy year for the young LA-based artist EJ Hill, whose primary practice of performance has been given a new and different life through the incorporation of painting and installation. Of these three shows, two—at Human Resources and in Venice—included hand-built wooden models of roller coasters, structures at once thrilling and terrifying. Navigating these unwieldy constructions slowly and gracefully, Hill turns his movements into transfixing meditations on the anxiety of lived experience.

EJ Hill, Pillar, 2017, wood, PVC. Installation view, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice. From “The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017.” Photo: Sergey Illin. 2

2 JIMMIE DURHAM (HAMMER MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES; CURATED BY ANNE ELLEGOOD WITH MACKENZIE STEVENS) It should be lost on no one that the politics of representation in 2017’s art world very much mirror the fissures in real-world politics. We are divided, left/right,

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