MOCA Acquires Massive Installations by Ryan Trecartin and Rodney McMillian


Today Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the acquisition of three works and a series of photographs: Ryan Trecartin‘s 2010 video installation “B: Settings” (above), Rodney McMillian‘s sculptural wall piece “Representation of a Landscape as a Wall” (2012), Samara Golden‘s new sculptural collage “Diet Piece: Moral Kinship,” and a suite of historic photos by Bob Mizer.

Trecartin’s “B: Settings” was shown at MOCA during his 2010 solo show “Any Ever,” and its acquisition will allow the museum to show four major elements of the piece including the installation and video. It was acquired jointly through a gift from MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch and an Acquisition and Collection committee purchase.

Meanwhile McMillian’s “Representation of a Landscape as a Wall,” a 48 foot long painting on paper that functions simultaneously as installation, sculpture, and painting, is the L.A. artist’s third work to enter MOCA’s 6,700-piece collection.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photo: Brian Forrest. Image courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York.)