Posts Tagged: MOCA

Cameron Getting First New York Show

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The Art Newspaper reports that Jeffrey Deitch is bringing MOCA’s Cameron show to New York. It will run Sep. 8-Oct. 17 at the Suzanne Geiss Company, which occupies the former site of Deitch… More ›

#HowOldRobot Looks at Art

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The Internet’s new toy is #HowOldRobot. It’s an online app, devised by Microsoft, that guesses the age and gender of anyone in an uploaded selfie. Of course, it works with artistic… More ›

William Pope.L’s Ragged Old Flag

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Dark since Hello Kitty Con 2014, MOCA Geffen has made an deft segue to “William Pope.L: Trinket.” (You can never have too many friends! to The Friendliest Black Artist in America.) The… More ›

NY, LA Nearly Tied in Contemporary Shows

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The Art Newspaper, which reports that artists from five galleries get 1/3 of all museum shows, also offers this provocative statistic: Los Angeles museums are organizing virtually as many shows of… More ›

Sturtevant’s Blurred Lines

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Sturtevant was the first and most relentless appropriationist, making a career out of making close copies of other artists’ work. What are we to make of her art? You won’t find any easy… More ›

Artists Support MOCA With $10 Million Auction

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The New York Times is reporting that 35 artists will be donating a single artwork each for an auction to support MOCA’s endowment. The sale, to be held at Sotheby’s New York May 12-13, is… More ›

Groundhog Day

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“Los Angeles is knocking hard on the door of the elite club of art-world cities.” —The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 2, 2015 “The Broad, sharing the Grand Avenue block with the… More ›

The Broad Goes Big

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The scaffolding is now off the Broad’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro building. The latest press release says the Grand Avenue museum will have “more than 50,000-square-feet of public gallery… More ›

MOCA’s New Schedule Is Smart and Sensible

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MOCA’s 2015/2016 exhibition schedule is a return to real art for real art audiences. A Matthew Barney exhibition, focused on his new RIVER OF FUNDAMENT project, might be considered the… More ›

Sturtevant, Barney Coming to MOCA

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Though it’s still unofficial, two upcoming MOCA exhibitions have been disclosed. Curator Bennett Simpson’s Facebook page and today’s New York Times are saying that MoMA’s… More ›

Season of the Witch

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One of the remaining distinctions between art museums and theme parks is that museums don’t program around Halloween (much). Still, a couple of witchy acquisitions have been announced this… More ›

Museum Without Walls

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The mythic “Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art,” known only from mentions in East Coast media, makes another appearance in the New York Observer.

“Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman”

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Few figures in the Los Angeles avant garde have such an intriguing life story as that of Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-1995). Known by one name, Cameron was artist, actor, mentor, muse, and… More ›

James Franco Is “Only 5% of What I Did”

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Jeffrey Deitch has two new books out. One can double as a place setting, and the other is about MOCA. The MOCA Index is not a tell-all—it’s a self-published collection of photographs of… More ›

Warhol’s Disco Rothko Chapel

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MOCA got its disco show after all. Andy Warhol envisioned a hundred-panel abstraction, a “disco Rothko,” for Studio 54. The nightclub passed, and the work was instead commissioned by the… More ›

Why Online Museum Ratings Fail

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Which is the better Hammer Museum—the one in L.A. that shows art, or the one in Haines, Alaska, that shows actual hammers? There’s an app for that. Several, in fact. Google and TripAdvisor… More ›

Fall 2014 Preview

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You must have heard that MOCA’s exhibition schedule is “practically blank.” Yes and no: This October MOCA Pacific Design Center will be presenting an anticipated survey of Marjorie… More ›

Why Summer Tourists Should Head West

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This summer millions of American and overseas visitors will flock to the big museums of the Eastern seaboard. There they will see unparalleled permanent collections and fewer intelligent loan… More ›

Street Art After Deitch

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What is the place of street art in museums, post-Jeffrey Deitch MOCA? Anyone interested in that conversation will want to see “Scratch” at the El Segundo Museum of Art. (Above, a wall by… More ›

What We’re Reading Now

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Asked “Do you have a favorite book about Los Angeles?” Philippe Vergne offered this one, L.A. Shortcuts: A Guidebook for Drivers Who Hate to Wait by Brian Roberts and Richard Schwadel…. More ›

Goodbye Kelley, Hello Kitty

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MOCA’s future exhibition schedule is a little less empty. “Steve McQueen: Drumroll” is set to open at MOCA Pacific Design Center June 28 and run through Sept. 21. It’s built… More ›

“Cinema Vezzoli” at MOCA

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“Aren’t people awful?” asks John Hurt as Caligula in the BBC’s 1976 TV adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius. For an answer you needn’t look further than the… More ›

Vergne on Deaccessioning

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The Dia deaccessioning is Philippe Vergne’s Benghazi. It’s the Rorschach blot in which some see a smoking gun and others a red herring. As Dia director Vergne sold Cy Twombly‘s 1959… More ›