NTS Radio at MOCA with B&O PLAY presents an afternoon of live music at The Geffen Contemporary featuring Xavier Wulf, Wedidit, F U Pay Us, Sun Araw, and Alima–this event is free with RSVP!
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Tomorrow: MOCA presents readings by poets Marie Buck and Anna Vitale! Buck is the author of Portrait of Doom and Goodnight, Marie, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul. She recently completed a doctoral dissertation on pamphlets of the Black Power and Women’s Liberation movements. Vitale is a writer and performer interested in psychoanalysis, music, and improvisation. Her most recent book is...
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Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise is now open to the public at MOCA Pacific Design Center! bit.ly/2pfT6eF
Peter Shire Naked Is the Best Disguise is now open to the
Peter Shire: “It is bizarre how, despite all of these subtractions from quality of life, we live longer, maybe not better, but longer … we have to look critically at whatever we are consuming and how it’s delivered.” Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise is a survey of Los Angeles–based artist Peter Shire’s work in design from the 1970s to the present, consisting of ceramics, furniture, and...
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Tomorrow is MOCA Teen Night, an event created by teens for teens centered around Kerry James Marshall: Mastry!
Tomorrow is MOCA Teen Night an event created by teens for teens

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Tomorrow: MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth leads a walk-through of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, a retrospective of 35 years of work by artist Kerry James Marshall. The exhibition unfolds in chronological order, beginning with early works inspired by Ralph Ellison’s classic novel Invisible Man and culminating in paintings made during the Obama presidency, tracing both Marshall’s development...
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Peter Shire: “What qualifies as handmade? How do we define handmade? How involved do we need to be?” Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise opens to the public on April 22nd at MOCA Pacific Design Center! [Peter Shire, Scorpion, Black, 1996-2013, ceramic and steel, 12 ¾ x 31 ½ x 12 in. (32.39 × 80.01 × 30.48 cm), courtesy of the artist] bit.ly/2pfT6eF
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Install photography for Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, Selections from the Permanent Collection: Catherine Opie and Sterling Ruby, and Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 is now up on MOCA’s website!
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NTS Radio and MOCA present an afternoon of live, outdoor music at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA is proud to collaborate with NTS Radio, known globally for its boundary-pushing radio programming and eclectic event lineups, on this ongoing sound series starting on May 6. RSVP now, space is limited!

NTS welcomes a hand-picked selection of LA talent to perform live at MOCA, including:...
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MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth leads a walk-through of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, a retrospective of 35 years of work by artist Kerry James Marshall. The exhibition unfolds in chronological order, beginning with early works inspired by Ralph Ellison’s classic novel Invisible Man and culminating in paintings made during the Obama presidency, tracing both Marshall’s development as a...
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MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth leads a walkthrough of Kerry James Marshall

Helen Molesworth: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry Walk-through

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Tomorrow: MOCA Presents a reading by Harryette Mullen! For Harryette Mullen, poet and a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, language expresses human diversity. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, she reflects, “I think my childhood experience left me sensitive to the articulation of difference in language. I could see how language was used to assert, claim, and...
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Michèle Lamy: “You know, when I come to L.A., I feel that I’m coming home.” Watch MOCA's film Process: Michèle Lamy in which she discusses her process of producing Rick Owens: Furniture at MOCA Pacific Design Center, and the fabrication of the works in the exhibition. Directed by Alex Tyson #RickOwens
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MOCA presents Rick Owens: Furniture, an exhibition of work by renowned Paris-based fashion and furniture designer Rick Owens. The exhibition includes recent ...

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Install photography of MOCA exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is now up on MOCA’s website!
Install photography of MOCA exhibition Kerry James Marshall Mastry is now up

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

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Arthur Jafa: “My friend Fred Moten articulates this thing that’s in Frank Wilderson’s book where he says... ‘We have to remain in the hold.’ Like in the hold of the ship. There’s something important about remaining in the hold of the ship. Because, very paradoxically, [being] in the hold of ship produces that kind of radical circumscription of your mobility and produces these imaginary...
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Arthur Jafa and Helen Molesworth in Conversation

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Tomorrow at three exhibitions–Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010, and Selections from the Permanent Collection: Catherine Opie and Sterling Ruby–open to the public at MOCA Geffen!
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Kerry James Marshall: “People are familiar with the idea that I’m on a kind of mission; and one of those missions is to establish presence for certain kinds of images that we have a lack or weak representation of.” Check out Kerry James Marshall: Process, a MOCA-produced video in which Kerry James Marshall discusses his career, his strategies to circumvent institutional inequality, and his...
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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is his first major retrospective in the United States, and includes nearly 80 paintings, all of which contain images of Black su...

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Susan Stamberg: “These are not romanticized images; they are vivid, energetic, real-life reports — and Marshall wants those reports on museums walls.” Check out Susan Stamberg’s piece on Kerry James Marshall’s exhibition at MOCA via NPR!
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Kerry James Marshall: “Can we expect more clarity in the art world of the future? More chaos? Nostalgia? Sentimentality? More irony? (No more of that please!)” Tomorrow, MOCA presents Kerry James Marshall and Helen Molesworth in Conversation!
Kerry James Marshall Can we expect more clarity in the art world

Kerry James Marshall and Helen Molesworth in Conversation

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Join Arthur Jafa and Helen Molesworth in conversation on the occasion of Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, the West Coast premiere of the artist, director, and award-winning cinematographer’s new video. Set to Kanye West’s gospel-inspired hip-hop track “Ultralight Beam,” the video traces African-American identity through a vast spectrum of contemporary imagery. Jafa and...
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“‘The art world might be suspicious of an artist working hand-in-hand with any kind of industry,’ said Philippe Vergne, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. (A selection of Mr. Ruby’s sculptures from the museum’s private collection opens on April 2.) “From the commercial side, it will always be someone’s job to make sure that an artist is neither underexposed or...
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