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Sunday, May 6 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Sunday Studio
Sunday Studio
213-621-1745 or pnam@moca.org
1pm

Join us for a guided tour of Permanent Collection Masterworks 1945–1975 and a conversation about the work of John Chamberlain and Gordon Matta-Clark. Focusing on their methods of displacing and bending objects found in our daily world, artist Elonda Billera will teach participants to score, pleat, cut, fold, weave, roll, and bunch tactile materials in the gallery and beyond.
FREE; no reservations

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Sunday, May 6 at MOCA Grand Avenue
The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol
The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol
Apr 29, 2012-Aug 20, 2012

The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol explores the recent transformation of abstract painting into one of the most dynamic platforms in contemporary art. The exhibition will address a painting tradition that was once seen as essentially reductive but has now become expansive, merging popular culture and current technology into its vocabulary, including works by Tauba Auerbach, Mark Bradford, DAS INSTITUT (Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder), Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Seth Price, Sterling Ruby, Josh Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Kelley Walker, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool.

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Sunday, May 6 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Art Talk: James Souza
Art Talk: James Souza
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
3pm

Join James Souza, president and CEO of fireworks company Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, for a discussion about his collaborations with Cai Guo-Qiang to create the three wall drawings and the outdoor explosion, Mystery Circle: Explosion Project for MOCA, Los Angeles for Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder.

FREE with museum admission; no reservations

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Sunday, May 6 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder
Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder
Apr 8, 2012-Sep 3, 2012

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder is the first West Coast solo museum exhibition of the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Known for his explosion projects and gunpowder drawings. Cai’s work integrates manual technique and new, highly sophisticated developments in pyrotechnic technology. The exhibition will be composed of an outdoor explosion event, a suspended sculptural installation, three gunpowder drawings, and video compilations, which together press Cai’s exploration of natural forces and extraterrestrial life.

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Sunday, May 6 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Transmission LA: AV CLUB
Transmission LA: AV CLUB
Apr 20, 2012-May 6, 2012

The Avant/Garde Diaries presents Transmission LA: AV CLUB, curated by Mike D, an interdisciplinary festival featuring the work of 16 contemporary artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, and chefs, including Peter Coffin, Jim Drain, Will Fowler, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Takeshi Murata, and Tom Sachs. The presentation will include the international debut of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé and an evening concert and DJ series featuring performances by many special guests, including Santigold.

Monday: noon-6pm; Tuesday: closed; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: noon-10pm; Saturday: 11am-10pm; Sunday: 11am-6pm

Transmission LA: AV Club will close between the hours of 5pm & 6pm on the following dates to prepare for music performances: Friday, April 27 Thursday, May 3, Saturday, May 5

Please note: The concerts and DJ series are FREE for all ages and open to the public but subject to capacity limitations. Be sure to check the website and facebook page each week for updates on events and ticketing information.

For more information visit: www.theavantgardediaries.com

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Sunday, May 6 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton
Feb 26, 2012-May 27, 2012

This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable collaboration between the great fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, his model and muse Peggy Moffitt, and Moffitt's late husband, the photographer William Claxton, who created the distinctive images of Moffitt activating Gernreich's designs.

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