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HELEN MOLESWORTH AND JONATHAN LETHEM IN CONVERSATION

“I try to take the long view. I think that every epoch has had its fantastical producers. I’m really interested in Manny Farber right now. He had two classifications for art: white elephant art—this huge thing, Stella, Koons, Canova, Cabanel—and termite art: Manet, Moyra Davey. “I try to be sanguine about that quality of what’s […]

CHRIS EMILE’S FIXED

Chris Emile—dancer, choreographer, and cofounder of No)one Art House—presents a choreographed performance in response to Haegue Yang’s Strange Fruit (2012-13).   Using Yang’s installation as its stage, the performance by Emile and three other dancers examines the “public display and consumption of violence against marginalized bodies and investigates how African-Americans process trauma.”*   FIXED, Sunday, […]

POLLOCK CONSERVATION AT MOCA

In collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA has been conducting – in public – a conservation of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist painting NUMBER 1, 1949 (1949), part of the collection since 1989. “On select dates, the conservator will perform the conservation treatment during open hours, answering questions from the public about the protocols and processes of […]

NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION

Nan Goldin will join MOCA curator Lanka Tattersall for a wide-ranging conversation about Goldin’s work, on view in the museum’s exhibition REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN.   NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION, Sunday, Apr 1, at 3 pm. REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN, through September 3. MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. moca.org/program/nan-goldin-in-conversation-with-lanka-tattersall moca.org/real-worlds-brassai-arbus-goldin Nan Goldin and Vince […]

DOUGLAS KEARNEY READING

In conjunction with the installation LAUREN HALSEY—WE STILL HERE, THERE, poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney will read from his work. Kearney is the author of Fear, Some (2006), Black Automaton (2009).   DOUGLAS KEARNEY, Sunday, March 25, at 3 pm. MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. moca.org/douglas-kearney Kearney reading “No Homo” […]

MARTHA ROSLER — FEMINISM AND THE STATE

This weekend at MOCA, the artist Martha Rosler will deliver the keynote address at FEMINISM AND THE STATE—ART, POLITICS, AND RESISTANCE, a symposium organized byRutgers University’s The Feminist Art Project (TFAP). “The TFAP symposium will open space for a discussion of art and art history that sheds light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, […]

NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is wrapping MOCA this year—the second artist to reimagine the museum’s Grand Avenue façade—and this weekend she will give a talk covering her projects and practice.   NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY, Sunday, February 4, at 3 pm. MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. moca.org/njideka-akunyili-crosby Njideka Akunyili, ‘The Beautyful Ones Are Not […]