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Saturday, May 18 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Susan Silton: Who's In A Name?
2pm

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Join us for a performance and book launch for Susan Silton's publication project, Who's in a Name?, presented in partnership with LACE. This project began as an intervention into John Baldessari's public art project YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS, which gave viewers an opportunity in January 2011 to see their names illuminated in lights for fifteen seconds on a large screen installed on the façade of the Australian Museum in Sydney. In response to the public solicitation, Silton invited artists to each register the name of an artist who had committed suicide. These names she culled from a Wikipedia site devoted to the archiving of artists (and others) who had ended their lives.

For a complete listing of participants, and more info, visit LACE.

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Saturday, May 18 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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Saturday, May 18 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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Saturday, May 18 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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Saturday, May 18 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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Saturday, May 18 at Other Locations
Symposium: Fixing Los Angeles
Symposium: Fixing Los Angeles
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
2pm

POSTPONED; NEW DATE TBD
Tateuchi Democracy Forum, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
Japanese American National Museum, 111 North Central Avenue

An afternoon panel and series of talks on urban design and Los Angeles meant to address the questions, “How do we move forward and can the problems be fixed?” Participants include: Christopher Hawthorne (architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times), Frances Anderton (KCRW Design and Architecture host and producer) John Kaliski (architect and founder of John Kaliski Architects), Michael LoGrande (Director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning), Dana Cuff (Professor of Architecture/Urban Design and Urban Planning at UCLA), Ed Reyes (Los Angeles City Councilman), and Margaret Crawford (currently Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley; formerly at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Southern California Institute for Architecture).

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