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Previews: “Step and Repeat” @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Step and Repeat, MOCA’s annual celebration of performance art, comedy, poetry, live music, and other pleasant surprises, returns this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend-long celebration will take place at The Geffen Contemporary and will feature never been seen performances by Geo Wyeth, James Fauntleroy, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, and Juliana Huxtable, and other artists. Come and see other ways of experiencing art besides viewing paintings on the wall or objects on the floor.
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FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA Grand Ave

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, FriendsWithYou celebrated the release of their We Are FriendsWithYou book, published by Rizzoli. The live signing event happened in their hometown of Los Angeles, at MOCA Grand Ave, with fans and friends of all ages. Before even arriving at the museum, music created by Money Mark could be heard as you walked to the courtyard. His recorded tunes and live accompaniment were a perfect complement to the whimsical and happy scene created by the duo. This included a […]
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Showing: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA

After providing you with a sneak peak setup look at Jacob Hashimoto’s MOCA Pacific Design Center installation, we are happy to be able to share images of the finished Gas Giant exhibition. The massive work seemingly alters the cube-like interior space of the PDC venue into a immersive, sublime, and otherworldly experience. Using traditional kite-making techniques and thousands of thin paper sheets attached to supports and string, the artist painstakingly collages the components into a sculptural environment whose whole definitely exceeds the sum of it […]
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Events/Releases: FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA

FriendsWithYou’s We Are FriendsWithYou has been released by publisher Rizzoli, and to celebrate, the duo of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III will be signing books and providing fans with an interactive experiential installation in MOCA’s Grand Ave courtyard. Sure to be a delight, participants will also be treated to a musical environment by Money Mark and have the opportunity to purchase limited edition products. The monograph includes contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowksy and Peter Doroshenko and is FWY’s first comprehensive book. All the […]
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Showing: Mike Kelley @ The Geffen Contemporary (MOCA)

Currently on view at MOCA’s Geffen location is a retrospective by one of the most influential and important artists of our generation – Mike Kelley. Consisting of work in almost every artistic medium, including sculpture, painting, drawings on paper, performance, music, video, mosaic, and photography, the show is the largest to date for Kelley and includes 250 pieces that span his entire career. Originally organized in 2012 by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, the retrospective then traveled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris before coming to New […]
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Setup: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant will be on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from March 1 to June 8, but we were able to visit (courtesy of Martha Otero) the artist and his crew as they were on day 6 of putting up the massive 2-floor installation. The entire piece will take about one month to set up and will be Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Boxes and boxes of the artist’s signature paper and wood kites and tons of string and wire […]
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Releases: “OUTSIDE THE LINES” Coloring Book @ MOCA

Last week, the MOCA in Los Angeles held a release party for OUTSIDE THE LINES: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, a publication curated by Souris Hong-Porretta (seen directly below). Many of the animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists made it out to the event to interact with fans and sign copies. A few of the artists seen include Gary Baseman, Laurie Lipton, Cyrcle., Shepard Fairey, RISK, and Kozyndan. Take a look at more photos below and get a copy of […]
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Openings: A New Sculpturalism @ MOCA Geffen

Opening last week at MOCA’s Geffen location was A New Sculpturalism, a show that examines the work of thirty-eight major and emerging practices in contemporary Los Angeles architecture of the past twenty-five years. Well-known legends represented in the show include Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss, while younger architects, such as Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini), Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S), and Tom Wiscombe (Tom Wiscombe Design) show off their abilities with three full-scale built projects, or pavilions. This exhibition is part of Pacific […]
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LACMA Moves To Take Over MOCA

Back in 2008 when the MOCA was bailed out by Eli Broad to the tune of $30 million, there was hope this would stabilize the financial status of the museum. However, recent controversy over the direction of the Los Angeles institution under the leadership of Jeffrey Deitch as well as continued monetary issues have finally led to a formal proposal for a takeover by LACMA (which surprisingly came at the request of the MOCA board). Only time will tell whether the leanings of the government-funded […]
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MOCA Presents “Rebel” @ 941 N. Highland Avenue

This past weekend, MOCA presented Rebel, an exhibition conceived by James Franco and also including Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Terry Richardson, Ed Ruscha, and Aaron Young. Showing at the JF Chen design space, the group effort is a deconstruction and reinterpretation of the legendary 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause which starred James Dean and Natalie Wood. Set within a space that mimics a Hollywood film set, the exhibition is broken up into different rooms and sections that studies various themes attached […]
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