NL XX LA is an exchange exhibition between Galerie Frank Taal (Rotterdam) and PRJCTLA (Los Angeles) featuring a diverse group of artists both in age and stylistic approach. Some of the artists have already shown in the counterpart city but for most participating in this exhibition it will be the first time that the artist has engaged this new audience.
The exhibition is co-curated by Frank Taal of the Frank Taal Gallery and Carl Berg of PRJCTLA. This show brings together two diverse curatorial approaches that meld into an eclectic yet compelling exhibition.
The Los Angeles and Dutch art scenes are quite different and this is reflected in the kind of work the artists make in their respective localities. The art world, however, has become much more global so there are many overlapping concepts and processes, and an individual artist’s work has become less and less specific to the locality where the works are made.
This being said, there is a tone of the work that reflects difference that is based on cultural, historical and environmental divergences of each place.
A group exchange show featuring both artists from The Netherlands and Los Angeles. This exhibition has been co-sponsored by Dutch Culture USA.