Baker’s Dozen 2020 / Torrance Art Museum



September 14 – November 19, 2020


Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen loaves of bread instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures, robbing the public of so many experiences. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how diverse artistic practices can either reflect, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times…. What do these works of art reflect upon this historically charged moment?


Curated by Max Presneill & TAM Featured artists: Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, William Bradley, Reed van Brunschot, Yasmine Diaz, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Carlson Hatton, David Hendren, Yung Jake, Mayuko Kono, Jana Sophia Nolle, Sean Noyce, Kristopher Raos, Esther Ruiz.