Happy Valentines Day! [Nan Goldin, Philippe H. and Suzanne kissing at Euthanasia, New York City, 1981, Philippe H. and Suzanne kissing at Euthanasia, New York City, Frame: 17 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (44.8 x 54.9 cm)11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Image: 9 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (23.2 x 34.9 cm)]
March 12: MOCA presents Patrick Staff: Weed Killer. Patrick Staff: Weed Killer is the premiere of a MOCA-commissioned video installation by Patrick Staff. Staff’s newest work was inspired by artist-writer Catherine Lord’s memoir The Summer of Her Baldness (2004)—a moving and often irreverent account of the author’s experience of cancer. At the heart of Weed Killer (2017) is monologue—adapted...
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Patrick Staff: Weed Killer

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Tomorrow: MOCA presents Artists on Artists: Thomas Houseago on Max Ernst!

Artists on Artists: Thomas Houseago on Max Ernst

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MOCA exhibitions Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? and R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30 are closing Thursday–don’t miss your chance to see these shows at MOCA Grand!

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Doug Aitken and @parley.tv’s installation Underwater Pavilions has closed! Located off the coast of Catalina Island, Underwater Pavilions consisted of three geometric sculptures floating in the ocean. The sculptures created underwater spaces that synthesized art and science and were constructed with carefully researched materials and were moored to the ocean floor. The installation engaged the...
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Susan E. Cahan: “Major institutions that deny vast horizons of human experience [the experience of people of color], will find themselves no longer major. What after all is the purpose of art if not to communicate through visual, visceral, intellectual, and emotional means, the range of complexity of what it is to be human?” Tomorrow: MOCA presents What is Contemporary? With Susan E. Cahan at...
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What is Contemporary? Susan E. Cahan

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SoCal Museums presents Museums Free-for-All on January 29–MOCA, among dozens of other museums, will offer free admission!

Museums Free-for-All Day

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Museums Free-for-All is January 29–MOCA, among dozens of other museums, will offer free admission!

Museums Free-for-All Day

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In celebration of the First Amendment, and our ongoing commitment to honoring the multiplicity of voices and perspectives that make The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the United States so deeply rich, MOCA will be free on Inauguration Day.

[Sam Durant, We Are The People, 2003, Vinyl text on electric sign, 48 x 77 1/2 x 9 in. (121.92 x 196.85 x 22.86 cm)]
Kiki Smith: “ I think AIDS has had a lot to do with people's consciousness of the body as a political and social weapon or landscape. It has really pushed the body forward in people's minds in a way that it became more than something they were simply stuck in, freaked out about, or having pleasure with. We've become aware of the body as a social organism that is very much manipulated by...
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Today is your last chance to see Doug Aitken: Electric Earth at MOCA Geffen! Spanning more than 20 years of Aitken’s career, this monumental show is comprised of multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, and architectural works. MOCA Geffen is open from 11AM-5PM–don’t miss your chance to see this show!

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

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Doug Aitken: Electric Earth at MOCA Geffen closes tomorrow!

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

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January 19: MOCA presents Monument with Visible Cloaks!

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Ja’Tovia Gary: “I have a lot to say. And I think film is one of the more direct ways in which to get what you have to say to who you’re talking to... And I think I’m speaking to the people who have the same shared lived experiences as me. So a lot of the stories I tell are rooted in Black life, the complexities of Black life, the complexities of Black love–whether it’s something very negative...
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Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA Presents: Claiming Space: Collage in Cinema

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In celebration of the First Amendment, and our ongoing commitment to honoring the multiplicity of voices and perspectives that make The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the United States so deeply rich, MOCA will be free on Inauguration Day.
Julie Dash: “[Filmmakers of color] just have to make the films that they want to make. It’s always nice to go pitch a story — that’s part of the growing experience, too… But don’t let anyone ever tell you that there’s no audience. Because that’s a lie… You can’t listen to the curators of culture. They make arbitrary judgments: ‘Oh, there’s no audience. You can’t sell that overseas. It’s too...
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Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA Presents: Claiming Space: Collage in Cinema

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Now on view at MOCA storefront: THIS KNOWN WORLD: Spontaneous Particulars of the Poetic Research Bureau. Called a “valise fiction” for the portability and unfixed tenancy of its mission, the Poetic Research Bureau (PRB) has for nearly two decades been a lodestar for language-centered inquiry in Los Angeles. Since 2010 the Bureau has been anchored on Chung King Road, in Los Angeles’s historic...
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storefront: THIS KNOWN WORLD: Spontaneous Particulars of the Poetic Research Bureau

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