June 2012

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Thursday, June 7 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Performing Activism: Mediagenic Art from Three Weeks in May to the Occupy Movement
Performing Activism: Mediagenic Art from Three Weeks in May to the Occupy Movement
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
7pm

For the third and final Engagement Party Art Talk, Grant Kester, chair of the visual arts department at UC San Diego, will moderate a discussion between artists Suzanne Lacy and Janet Owen Driggs on the evolution of performative activist art over the past 35 years, particularly with regard to its relationship to the changing media landscape.

FREE; no reservations

IMAGE: Suzanne Lacy & Leslie Labowitz, In Mourning and In Rage, 1977, performance for television on the Hillside Strangler Case and its treatment in media

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Thursday, June 7 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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Thursday, June 7 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
May 27, 2012-Sep 3, 2012

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, capturing the simultaneous impulse emergent in the 1960s to use the earth as an artistic medium and to locate works in remote sites far from familiar art contexts. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser and co-curator Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History at UCLA, the exhibition will highlight the early years of untested artistic experimentations and conclude in the mid-1970s before Land art becomes a fully institutionalized category.

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Thursday, June 7 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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Thursday, June 7 at Other Locations
REBEL
REBEL
May 15, 2012-Jun 23, 2012

JAMES FRANCO · DOUGLAS GORDON · HARMONY KORINE · DAMON MCCARTHY · PAUL MCCARTHY · TERRY RICHARDSON · ED RUSCHA · AARON YOUNG

Rebel is an interrogative ode to Nicholas Ray's masterpiece Rebel Without A Cause (1955), conceived by James Franco to embrace and mine the main themes and events in the original film. The exhibition reinterprets the film's legends, the people involved, its place in Hollywood, film as a medium, and behind-the-scenes footage, in a new, fresh, and unconventional presentation of film, video installation, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture, housed in and framed by iconic, Hollywood structures.

941 North Highland Avenue
 Los Angeles, CA 90038

REBEL hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm; FREE admission.

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