Juliana Halpert: Civilization
3908 De Longpre Ave
Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Ends Apr 2, 2023
Larder is pleased to present the solo exhibition Civilization by Los Angeles–based artist and writer, Juliana Halpert. The exhibition features a new text written by the artist and an accompanying series of photographs. Through text and image, the work reconstructs Halpert’s long-standing pastime playing the turn-based strategy video game, Civilization in which players lead a human civilization over several millennia. The exhibition centers around the artist’s chosen game character Queen Maria Theresa, the eighteenth-century ruler of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire. Displayed throughout the gallery and domestic space, the text and photographs piece together Halpert’s built world within the game’s skewed historic and geographic realms. - Juliana Halpert (b. 1989, Montpelier, VT) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Halpert holds an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design (2020). Recent exhibitions include Plasma at Scherben, Berlin (2022); Animal at Gattopardo, Los Angeles, CA (2022); Everything at The Finley, Los Angeles, CA (2021); Wake up sleepers! at No Moon LA, Los Angeles, CA (2021) and The Goodbye Present at Kristina Kite, Los Angeles, CA (2021). She has contributed writing to Artforum, Bookforum, Aperture, Frieze, Art in America, and X-TRA, among other publications.