The Hammer Museum has confirmed a change in its curatorial team for the 2014 edition of “Made in L.A.,” the museum’s biennial exhibition.
Karin Higa has withdrawn from her role as co-curator for health reasons and is being replaced by Connie Butler, the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York who was previously a curator at MOCA in Los Angeles.
Art critic Michael Ned Holte remains a co-curator of the biennial, designed to introduce visitors to new or little-known L.A.-based artists and scheduled to run the summer of 2014.
“We are all so sorry Karin had to withdraw from the project due to illness. We all adore her and completely support her decision to focus on her health at this time,” said Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum director. “We are fortunate and grateful that Connie is willing and able to step in.”