Posts Tagged: MOCA

Kaleidoscopes as Art

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Walk-in kaleidoscopes, presented as serious art, are having a moment. You waited in line two hours to see the Broad… did you get to see Yayoi Kusama‘s Infinity Mirrored Room? It could be a… More ›

MOCA’s New Year

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In July 2013 Jeffrey Deitch took his disco ball and went home. His successor Philippe Vergne pretty much erased the chalkboard, leaving MOCA with few exhibitions in the pipeline. 2015 turned out to… More ›

Quote of the Day: Philippe Vergne

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“The one word that gives my generation such vexation is the one thing I think a museum should stand for—connoisseurship. The art world is dominated by galleries, art consultants, art fairs,… More ›

Alex Israel’s “As It Lays”

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Alex Israel is like Jeff Koons, only less so. The art market adores him. Curators, not so much. Despite that, Israel is having a museum moment. LACMA has put on view a large painting, Sky… More ›

Bad Art Museum Reviews

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“Bad Art Museum Reviews” is a relatively new blog offering “a curated exhibition of the best worst museum and gallery reviews.” It’s mostly taken from Yelp users, a tough… More ›

MOCA Miracle Mile

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More scrambled museum geography from Forbes and Perez Hilton.  

Champs Élysées or Bust

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If L.A. builds enough cultural institutions on Grand Avenue, will it get pedestrian traffic? Eli Broad has recently dialed back his prediction that Grand Avenue is destined to be the Champs… More ›

The Children’s Museum

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Kids love dinosaurs and mummies. Beuys and Kiefer, not so much? The Broad may be rewriting that rule. Yesterday, the downtown museum was packed with parents, children, and infants in strollers. The… More ›

“The Art of Our Time” at MOCA

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It’s not getting much attention, for obvious reasons, but MOCA Grand Avenue has a quietly spectacular full-building installation of its permanent collection. “The Art of Our Time,”… More ›

Broad + MOCA = Greatest Contemporary Museum?

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With the Broad’s Sep. 20 opening, downtown L.A. will have two major contemporary art museums in walkable proximity. This February Eli Broad told KPCC: “If you combine our collection with… More ›

Fall Preview 2015

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The Broad’s Sep. 20 opening (ticketing starts today) will command local and global arts coverage attention this fall. But there will a lot more happening. Start across Grand Avenue. Beginning… More ›

A Year of Free MOCA, to Broad Visitors

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The New York Times is reporting that MOCA will give a free museum membership to anyone who brings a Broad ticket to the MOCA box office—during the first two weeks that the Broad is open. The… More ›

MOCA Launches a Project Space

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MOCA Grand Avenue is adding a project space called “storefront:.” Occupying the entrance of the Marcia Weisman Works on Paper Study Center (across from the bookstore), it opens Aug. 31… More ›

PoMo Meets Porno

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Writing in the Huffington Post, architect Lance Hosey has a think piece on the surprisingly widespread phenomenon of buildings that look like women’s bodies. Naturally, Arata Isozaki is… More ›

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 ›