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Thursday, October 17 at
PARIS, LA #10 Art Issue Celebration
PARIS, LA #10 Art Issue Celebration
213/621-1710
6pm

The MOCA Store celebrates PARIS, LA ISSUE #10, a special art issue of the independent print magazine published twice a year. Recently relocated to Los Angeles, PARIS, LA is born of shared perspectives, a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place thinking about another. Join Editor and Publisher Dorothée Perret and MOCAtv Creative Director Emma Reeves along with featured artists Pentti Monkkonen, Jennifer West, and Oscar Tuazon in celebrating ISSUE #10.

Co-hosted by Champions of Culture.

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Thursday, October 17 at MOCA Grand Avenue
André Saraiva: Dream Concerts
Aug 8, 2013-Nov 4, 2013

In Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles, show posters for concerts with all-star lineups have been tempting passersby and drivers to attend Madison Square Garden or the Bowery Ballroom, L'Elysee Montmartre or the Wiltern. The months and days of these concerts are listed but not the years, spelling errors are spotted-choice exclusions that add to the growing doubt that these dream acts will ever grace the stage all together on one night. Double-take on these worn posters and you're not even sure if they're coming up or something missed and legendary from long ago, but posted in public space, the anticipation is real. Upon closer inspection we see that these epic concert announcements are actually paintings of lineups that only exist in the imagination of artist Andre Saraiva. Included in MOCA's groundbreaking Art in the Streets, (2011) the artist returns to the museum for an installation of these painted announcements in the Broad Lobby, visual evidence of the buzz that signs can create when circulated in the streets.

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Thursday, October 17 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection
Oct 5, 2013-Mar 31, 2014

With an emphasis on acquisitions made over the past several years, Room to Live features selected room-scale works and in-depth single-artist presentations from MOCA’s renowned permanent collection. Organized by Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition includes works spanning the 1960s to the present in a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and video. Artists featured include Joan Brown, Cosima von Bonin, Moyra Davey, Günther Förg, Samara Golden, Nan Goldin, Mark Handforth, John Knight, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Rodney McMillian, Rebecca Morris, Christian Phillipp Müller, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Andreas Slominski, Henry Taylor, Bob Thompson, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Marnie Weber, Amelie von Wulfen, and others.

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Thursday, October 17 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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Thursday, October 17 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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