Andrew Berardini will report on underrepresented art and artistic practices in Los Angeles, with a focus on emerging women painters. He is especially interested in painting practices that harness narrative strategies and ultramodern colors to make canvases both pictorial and sculptural, crafty and conceptual, abstract and figurative. In addition, he plans to complete an outlined series of essays on the ethereal turn in conceptual art, teasing out the overlap of countercultural spiritual practices and the dematerialization of the art object.

Andrew Berardini holds positions as the Los Angeles editor for the bimonthly magazine Mousse and West Coast editor for the online publication Artslant, and has previously held editorial positions at Afterall and Semiotext(e). He’s cofounder of the Art Book Review and since 2008 has maintained a volunteer professorship at the artist-run Mountain School of Arts. In 2013, he curated and co-curated exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In addition to his regular essays and journalism for Artforum, LA Weekly, and ArtReview, Berardini’s books include a collaboration with Brian Kennon titled Get In (2nd Cannons, 2012) and a monograph on the work of Richard Jackson (Rennie Collection, 2011).