September 2012

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Thursday, September 20 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack
Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
7pm

The Fontbron Academy proudly presents Lectures for Better Living (Through Art), a series of performative lectures that endeavor to elucidate the many valuable life lessons that can be gleaned through a careful look at art history. At MOCA, in the interest of public safety, Fontbron Academy presents a lecture designed to furnish students with the tools necessary to prepare for, prevent, identify, and prevail during altercations with a variety of fauna, both wild and domestic. Expect to learn about why animals attack and what to do when they do, preventative measures, how to defeat an animal, what common disguises aggressive animals employ, the frequency of Avian Sexual Assault (ASA), and life in a post-animal world.
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Thursday, September 20 at MOCA Grand Avenue
The Panza Collection and Selections from Major Gifts of Beatrice and Philip Gersh, Rita and Taft Schreiber, and Marcia Simon Weisman
Aug 20, 2012-Feb 10, 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents The Panza Collection and Selections from Major Gifts of Beatrice and Philip Gersh, Rita and Taft Schreiber, and Marcia Simon Weisman, now on view through January 14, 2013 at MOCA Grand Avenue. The exhibition celebrates the core of the museum's internationally renowned collection, which evolved as a result of the acquisition of The Panza Collection in 1984, considered at the time as one of the world's most important acquisitions of contemporary art and a turning point in the museum's early history. This exhibition also marks the first time since 2000 that almost the entire Panza Collection has been presented at MOCA. Installed by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz, The Panza Collection and Selections from Major Gifts of Beatrice and Philip Gersh, Rita and Taft Schreiber, and Marcia Simon Weisman features 92 works, comprising paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that serve both as evidence of the intellectual and emotional challenge that is involved in collecting and as a testament to exemplary civic patronage and its enduring legacy in the cultural growth of Los Angeles.

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Thursday, September 20 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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