An investigation into the mechanisms behind the militarization of society

June 15 — August 24, 2019

Opening Reception:
June 15, 6 PM

GENERATION W(ar) is an exhibition that represents TAM’s investigation into the intersection between art and warfare. This wide-ranging exhibition brings to the foreground seventeen artists whose work reflect the global increase of military engagement. Utilizing a wide range of media in its artistic arsenal, GENERATION W(ar) deftly maneuvers through the defining trait of our conflicted times to investigate the invisibility of things in plain sight and the daily relationship to war that underlies the culture at large.

21—year olds have never lived during a time when the US was NOT at war. How and where can we see this reflected in the art works of our time? Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? How much militarism in a democracy is too much?

Curated by Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.

Featured artists: Shusuke Ao, Josh Azzarella, Vanessa Beecroft, Harun Farocki, Melanie Friend, Shaun Gladwell, Ben Jackel, Jerome Lagarrigue, Dinh Q. Lê, Hillary Mushkin, Simon Norfolk, Kim Rugg, Joaquín Segura, Allison Stewart, Dan Van Clapp, and Yoram Wolberger.

Dinh Q. Lê,
Hillary Mushkin
Simon Norfolk
Kim Rugg
Joaquín Segura
Allison Stewart
Dan Van Clapp
Yoram Wolberger

Shusuke Ao
Josh Azzarella
Vanessa Beecroft
Harun Farocki
Melanie Friend
Shaun Gladwell
Ben Jackel
Jerome Lagarrigue


Exhibition supported in part by the Japan foundation Los Angeles