Tomorrow: MOCA Presents Artists on Artists: Lari Pittman on Kerry James Marshall! Los Angeles–based artist Lari Pittman is known for exquisite, meticulously layered paintings that play with diverse visual idioms culled from art history, folk culture, decorative traditions, and advertising. He approaches those realms democratically and non-hierarchically, with disregard for the binaries of high...
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Artists on Artists: Lari Pittman on Kerry James Marshall

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Today comedian and activist Cheech Marin stopped by MOCA Grand to view Kerry James Marshall: Mastry!
April 2nd: MOCA presents two recent acquisitions to the museum’s permanent collection: SOFT WORK (2011–13) by Sterling Ruby and Inauguration Portfolio (2009) by Catherine Opie! Shown in the United States for the first time, Ruby’s SOFT WORK is a large-scale installation of stuffed fabric sculptures in unsettling biomorphic forms. Appendaged cushions and gaping, fang-filled mouths are manically...
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Selections from the Permanent Collection: Catherine Opie and Sterling Ruby

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Tomorrow at 3PM, join Catherine Lord, Patrick Staff, and Lanka Tattersall in Conversation at MOCA Grand!

Catherine Lord, Patrick Staff, Lanka Tattersall in Conversation

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Honored to have a visit from United States Senator Cory Booker and Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Carlos García de Alba, thanks for coming by!
Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth engage in conversation on the occasion of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Marshall’s first major retrospective in the United States. As a young artist, Marshall decided to paint only Black figures, unequivocally pursuing Black beauty in an attempt to infiltrate the traditionally white space of the museum. Marshall...
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Kerry James Marshall and Helen Molesworth in Conversation

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Join us for a reading by Bay Area poet Brandon Brown, author of The Good Life and Top 40. Brown is an editor at Krupskaya, and his writing has appeared in Art in America, Open Space, Art Practical, Fanzine, and Best American Experimental Writing 2016. This reading is part of a series presented in conjunction with the exhibition storefront: THIS KNOWN WORLD: Spontaneous Particulars of the...
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Brandon Brown

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Tomorrow, MOCA Presents Monument with Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka, and Paco Casanova!

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Tomorrow, join us for the Hesperios Journal Party at the MOCA Store!

Hesperios Journal Party at MOCA Store

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Los Angeles–based artist Lari Pittman is known for exquisite, meticulously layered paintings that play with diverse visual idioms culled from art history, folk culture, decorative traditions, and advertising. He approaches those realms democratically and non-hierarchically, with disregard for the binaries of high and low, masculine and feminine, and center and margin. Pittman discusses Kerry...
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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry and Patrick Staff: Weed Killer open to the public today at MOCA Grand!

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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry and Patrick Staff: Weed Killer open to the public tomorrow, at MOCA Grand!

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Join Catherine Lord, Patrick Staff, and Lanka Tattersall in conversation on the occasion of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer. Lord is a feminist writer, artist, and curator whose memoir, The Summer of Her Baldness (2004), serves as a starting point for Weed Killer, a newly commisioned video installation by UK and Los Angeles–based artist Staff. Lord, Staff, and Tattersall will discuss this immersive...
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Catherine Lord, Patrick Staff, Lanka Tattersall in Conversation

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Kerry James Marshall: “[Rythm Mastr] is my way of telling black youths that you can be inventive, too.” Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is opening at MOCA Grand this Sunday!

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Inspired by the ambient glow of Dan Flavin’s “monument” for V. Tatlin (1969), Monument is a yearlong series of performances by Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists staged within the current installation of MOCA’s permanent collection. Considering the acoustics of the Grand Avenue galleries, Monument pairs musi-cians with specific works of art and/or galleries to enhance the viewer’s...
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Monument

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Tomorrow at 7pm at MOCA Grand: Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT. Barbara McCullough’s poetic new film HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT is a profound meditation on the importance of Black music, art, and activism to the history of Los Angeles. Horace Tapscott (1934–99) was an important but underappreciated jazz musician and community activist blacklisted in...
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Los Angeles Filmforum Presents Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot

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Hesperios Journal is a biannual art and literary publication based in New York City. Each issue features the work of both celebrated and emerging artists who, in turn, collaborate with Hesperios on exclusive limited editions. Join Hesperios, MOCA Store, and special guest artist Jim Drain to celebrate the latest issue of Hesperios Journal with music, refreshments, and a limited-edition...
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Hesperios Journal Party at MOCA Store

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Kerry James Marshall: “Beauty is a phenomenological experience, and a basic component of it is intrigue." Kerry James Marshall: Mastry comes to MOCA March 12!

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

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Alexander Fury: "[Rick Owens’] dramatic pieces resemble great altars of Carrara marble or prehistoric slabs of 500,000-year-old petrified wood. A bed he designed looks like a sarcophagus crafted from alabaster, and weighs over a ton.” Read Fury’s piece “The Lighter Side of Rick Owens” in T: The New York Times Style Magazine!

The Lighter Side of Rick Owens

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April 2nd: MOCA presents Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death and Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 at MOCA Geffen. Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death is a new video by artist, director, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Set to the searing highs and lows of Kanye West’s gospel-inspired hip-hop track, “Ultralight Beam,” Love Is The Message is a...
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