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Sunday, August 4 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Panel Discussion “In Search of a Definition”
Panel Discussion “In Search of a Definition”
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
3pm

Is “sculpturalism” an apt description for the work of architects featured in this exhibition? Is there a more generative or accurate category, or is the mere act of definition troublesome? Engage with multiple perspectives on this timely topic; in conjunction with A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California. Speakers include Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, and architects Tom Wiscomb and Greg Lynn; KCRW’s Frances Anderton moderates.

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Sunday, August 4 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, August 4 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, August 4 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, August 4 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California
Jun 16, 2013-Sep 16, 2013

MOCA will present its exhibition on contemporary architecture from Southern California, A New Sculpturalism, opening June 16, 2013 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. The museum is excited to bring the architecture community in Los Angeles together in recognition of the world-class architecture that has been and continues to be conceived in the city by some of the most renowned and emerging firms and practitioners working today.

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Sunday, August 4 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Chris Johanson: Within The River of Time Is My Mind
Chris Johanson: Within The River of Time Is My Mind
Jun 30, 2013-Oct 13, 2013

MOCA presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson The exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

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