June 2013

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Saturday, June 1 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, June 1 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, June 1 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, June 1 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, June 1 at Other Locations
Professional Development for Teachers “Teaching the City: Modern Architecture for Today's Classrooms”
Professional Development for Teachers “Teaching the City: Modern Architecture for Today's Classrooms”
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
8:30am

May 11: “Beyond the Museum Walls” at MOCA and the Getty Center
June 1: “Design in Practice” at The Hammer Museum

The Getty Museum, Hammer Museum, and MOCA host this innovative two-day program for secondary grade teachers inspired by the exhibitions on modern architecture on view at each institution. Curator- and educator-led tours, a guided bus tour, and a hands-on design project developed in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation will enable teachers to discover the built environment in Los Angeles and teach design concepts to their students. Project results will be shared on www.discoverdesign.org.
REGISTER HERE
FREE

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