July 2012

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Friday, July 27 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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Friday, July 27 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
PLAY MOCA
PLAY MOCA
6pm

Performances by Salem and IO ECHO 
DJ set by Health
Visuals by Drew Barrymore

 

This summer, MOCA brings together a diverse group of musicians and artists for PLAY MOCA, a collaborative multimedia festival in celebration of Los Angeless cultural vitality and diversity. COCO, an L.A. based design group, including alumni from SCI-ARC, L.A.'s internationally renowned architecture school, will help transform the museum courtyard into an enveloping and otherworldly performance space. PLAY MOCA is presented by Smashbox Cosmetics and curated by IAMSOUND and IO ECHO.

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Friday, July 27 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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Friday, July 27 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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Friday, July 27 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN
AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN
Jun 23, 2012-Oct 7, 2012

This new installation by Amanda Ross-Ho encompasses architectural elements, large-scale paintings, fabricated objects, textiles, and photographs created specifically for the MOCA Pacific Design Center. AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN evolves her continued interest in translation, scale, and the authored collapse of authentic gesture and performance. Her work interrogates intimate territories of experience, toggling between the context of production and the context of reception, to create an infinite loop of meaning.

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