April 2013

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Art Talk: Jessica Morgan on Urs Fischer
Art Talk: Jessica Morgan on Urs Fischer
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
3pm

 Explore major themes and iconic works in Urs Fischer through this informative and engaging discussion by exhibition curator Jessica Morgan.

FREE with museum admission; reservations are required

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
MOCA Members' Preview: URS FISCHER
MOCA Members' Preview: URS FISCHER
213-621-1794 or membership1@moca.org
2pm

MOCA Members are invited to a Preview of URS FISCHER.

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
KCHUNG RADIO
KCHUNG RADIO
213/621-1710
2pm

The MOCA Store

Los Angeles's definitive destination for audio creative output and community collaboration, will broadcast live from MOCA during the URS FISCHER opening. The day long event will feature DJ sets by popular KCHUNG hosts and a special featured ensemble piece created exclusively for the event by Ian James and his OTIS students. KCHUNG also welcomes Morrisa Maltz and her Emotional Moment with Mofones to the show.

Listen to KCHUNG archives at kchungradio.org

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Mofone Emotional Moment
Mofone Emotional Moment
213/621-1710
2pm

Los Angeles-based artist and designer Morrisa Maltz will host a unique performance event at MOCA, during the URS FISCHER opening, to celebrate the marriage between art and technology, as demonstrated by her Mofones. A line of iPhone holders designed exclusively by local artists, Mofones are contemporary art pieces for your iPhone that are fun, funky and sometimes completely ironic. Visitors are invited to call family and friends to tell them how them how much they mean to them using the latest Mofones, including a line of holders influenced by Urs Fischer's work. Visitors will also have the opportunity to engage in this activity in a segment which will be broadcast on KCHUNG RADIO.

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer
Apr 21, 2013-Aug 19, 2013

MOCA  present the first comprehensive museum retrospective of works by the internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Fischer is one of today’s most important contemporary artists, who is known for using a range of media to express the transience of art and, concomitantly, the human condition. Jessica Morgan, renowned curator from the Tate Modern in London, is curating the exhibition, which will occupy a total of 65,000 square feet at both MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from April 21, 2013 to August 19, 2013. Now residing primarily in New York, Fischer is also familiar with Los Angeles where he has a home and studio. Presenting his work of the last decade the show will bring together for the first time his many iconic works from leading international collections as well as new productions. A new landscape within the two unique museum spaces will encompass Fischer’s singular sense of the banal and the fantastical. 

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Mar 3, 2013-Jan 13, 2014

Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a chronological installation of significant works from MOCA's collection from the 1940s to the present. Representing important historical movements such as abstract expressionism, minimalism, pop art, conceptual art, and postmodernism, as well as recent works by Los Angeles-based artists, the exhibition includes works by Richard Artschwager, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Hanne Darboven, Willem deKooning, Mark Grotjahn, Franz Kline, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Rodney McMillian, Cady Noland, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ray, Mark Rothko, and others.

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
RETNA: Para mi gente
Apr 21, 2013-Nov 4, 2013

Los Angeles-based artist RETNA has a created an extensive environment inside the MOCA galleries, employing his sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy, and illuminated script, which mirrors his sprawling public murals. Drawing upon Egyptian, Arabic, Hebrew, Old English, East Asian, and Native American typographies, RETNA has crafted his own lexicon and visual vocabulary that speaks to larger world histories and cross-cultural commonalities.

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Sunday, April 21 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Mar 20, 2013-Jun 7, 2013

MOCA presents the first Los Angeles museum exhibition of the work of graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, an artist who not only tests the boundary between art and design, but often transgesses it through his imaginative implementation of typography. <em>The Happy Show</em>, a thematic exhibition of film, print, infographics, sculpture, and interactive installations offers visitors the experience of walking into the designer's mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals.

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