‘Radical Women’ at the Hammer Museum Is the Kind of Show That Art Critics Live For, Ends December 31, 2017

It leaves you wanting more, and asking questions.

Ben Davis

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, is not just a fantastic exhibition. It’s the kind of exhibition that people always say we need more of—as regular as a ticking clock—every time the latest selfie-courting contemporary-art spectacular provokes a new spasm of anguish from critics about the decline of the museum.

Based on six years of research, “Radical Women” is a serious and scholarly show. And yet at the same time it feels like its own kind of crowd-pleaser. You don’t have to choose between being smart and being popular if you’re telling a story that feels necessary. And “Radical Women” has necessary stories to spare.

Installation view of "Radical Women." Image: Ben Davis.

Installation view of “Radical Women.” Image: Ben Davis.

Judith F. Baca, Las Tres Marías (The Three Marias), 1976. Image: Ben Davis.

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