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On the 27th of November, 2020, more than 300 artists, intellectuals, and Cuban citizens presented themselves at the Ministry of Culture to demand the government follow through on their supposed commitment to freedom and civil rights. This protest came as a result of police violence exerted the previous day against members of the San Isidro Movement—an activist group who over the course of the past few years has been vocal in demanding greater freedom of expression in Cuba. Using social media as a tool to bring awareness to their cause, they have sparked renewed attention and urgency in calling for an end to government censorship and repression against all artists, intellectuals, and activists in Cuba. This community adopted the name 27N and together have staged peaceful protests asking for freedom of artistic expression in the face of government repression.*

This week, MOCA Los Angeles will host a virtual panel with artist and activist Tania Bruguera and other members of the 27N. See link below to register.


MOCA x 27N

Thursday, January 7.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

From top: Tania Bruguera poster image—with quote by José Martí—courtesy and © the artist; Bruguera, Poetic Justice, 2002–2003; Bruguera, The Francis Effect, 2014; Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper # 6, 2009; 27N in Havana, photograph by Reynier Leyva Novo, courtesy and © the photographer and 27N. Artwork images © Tania Bruguera, courtesy of the artist.


OOF Books—the Los Angeles–based bookshop “dedicated to art books, rare books, and the art of the book, known for both its selection and programming with prominent emerging artists including Cassi Namoda, Tyler Matthew Oyer, and Katherina Olschbaur“—has opened a pop-up at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.*

This week, join founder Christie Hayden at the opening reception.


Thursday, September 12, from 5 pm to 8 pm.


Through January 6.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Cassi Namoda, Crab Curry Sunday, 2017, watercolor on paper, image courtesy and © the artist; Tyler Matthew Oyer, Calling All Divas, 2018, curtain Installation, image courtesy and © the artist; Lucy R. Lippard, Changing: Essays in Art Criticism, 1971, cover image courtesy and © Dutton; shop image courtesy and © OOF Books.



This weekend the Mike Kelley retrospective opens at MOCA. The exhibition travelled from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to MoMA/PS1 in New York, and it ends in his hometown of Los Angeles. This is the largest exhibition of Kelley’s work, spanning his career from 1974 to early 2012. It features, “…drawings on paper, sculpture, performance, music, video, photography, and painting – exploring themes as diverse as American class relations, sexuality, repressed memory, systems of religion and transcendence, and post-punk politics…” The exhibition runs from March 31 – July 28, 2014 at The Geffin Contemporary.

Member’s Preview

Sunday March 30th from 1-6pm.

1pm – Dancers will perform Mike Kelley and choreographer Anita Pace’s Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof from 1989

3pm – Performance by Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether