MOCA@mocalosangeles

With three venues in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art presents exhibitions and programs that highlight the art and ideas of our time.

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These works shown are three drawings in MOCA’s collection called 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥 (𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘪𝘯) (2005) by Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. Over the course of his career, Bouabré’s produced images that revealed his responses to nature, social customs, history, current events, and the double-edged sword of daily life in both it’s beauty and struggle. From the 1970s until his death in 2014, Bouabré created hundreds of postcard-sized drawings, as well as created a 448 character-syllabary to transcribe his mother tongue, the oral language of the Bété people. #fromthearchive
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[Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥 (𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘪𝘯), 2005, Work on Paper, Each: 9 1/2 × 6 1/4 in. (24.13 × 15.88 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Gift of Stefan Simchowitz]


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#HelenLevitt’s candid, diaristic street photography captures the fantasies and realities of children living in working-class New York during the 1930s and 1940s. The hard-boiled social experiences of Spanish Harlem (as it was then known) and the Lower East Side coexist in the frame with imaginative play. The built environment is decrepit; nonetheless, the street is a humming, vibrant theater in which children invent games, and the sidewalk is a canvas for chalk drawings. Six of Levitt’s photographs are currently on view at MOCA Grand as part of Selections from the Permanent Collection!
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[Helen Levitt, Untitled, 1942, Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection]


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MOCA is open today from 11am - 6pm! Visit moca.org to learn more about our current exhibitions.
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[Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Obodo (Country/City/Town/Ancestral Village), 2018, adhesive vinyl, courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice, photo by @ElonSchoenholz]


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“This tendency of the nation to take one step forward on the question of racial justice and then to take a step backward is still the pattern. Just as an ambivalent nation freed the slaves a century ago with no plan or program to make their freedom meaningful, the still ambivalent nation in 1954 declared school segregation unconstitutional with no plan or program to make integration real. Just as the Congress passed a civil rights bill in 1868 and refused to enforce it, the Congress passed a civil rights bill in 1964 and to this day has failed to enforce it in all its dimensions. Just as the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870 proclaimed Negro suffrage, only to permit its de facto withdrawal in half the nation, so in 1965 the Voting Rights Law was passed and then permitted to languish with only fractional and halfhearted implementation.”–An excerpt from Dr. King’s final book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community, 1967.


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Christopher Knight: “The legacy of chattel slavery, which is often submerged, is the subject of [Cameron Rowland’s exhibition D37]. Rowland links America’s slave history to current experience. Its history begins with the earliest European settlements and ends with the Civil War, but the legacy of the nation’s infamous ‘peculiar institution’ lives on. Like any institution, it intersects with all manner of ordinary and un-peculiar things, which we encounter unwittingly on a daily basis. Rowland’s sharp focus makes the invisible visible.” Click the link in our bio to read Christopher Knight’s review in the @LATimes of Cameron Rowland’s exhibition D37, currently on view at MOCA Grand.
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[Cameron Rowland, D37, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2018, Installation view, Courtesy the artist and ESSEX STREET, New York]


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“With each subject – whether I have known them for a long time or not – I am invested in creating a representation that feels genuine.” Sunday, January 20 at 3pm painter @jordanmcasteel, whose work is currently on view in One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, will give a walkthrough of the exhibition at MOCA Grand! Check out our 1/20 highlighted story for more details.
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[Jordan Casteel, Glassman Michael, 2016, Oil on canvas, 56 x 72 in.]


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A detail of Maurice Harris of @bloomandplume’s weekly arrangement in One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art. Swing by MOCA Grand this evening to See this exhibition and catch a guided tour at 5:30pm and 6:30pm for FREE; Thursdays after 5pm are free every week!


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Max Ernst’s sculpture Capricorn depicts two enthroned figures. The work references the 10th astrological sign of the zodiac, commonly represented by a creature with the upper body of a goat and lower body of a fish. In this work, the artist has split these attributes between the horned male on the left and the mermaid on the right, while an ambiguous animal sits between them on the male’s lap, and a baby-like figure lies cradled in his hand. Capricorn is currently on view at MOCA Grand as part of Selections from the Permanent Collection!
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[Max Ernst, Capricorn, 1948-1963, Plaster, 94 x 80 x 51 in. (238.8 x 203.2 x 129.5 cm)]


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Thursday: MOCA presents the third iteration of Blame the Audience: A Film Series Organized by Jason Simon, featuring shorts by #JaredBuckhiester, #JonathasdeAndrade, #KahlilJoseph, and #DaniLeventhal. This program, including Thursday night admission to the museum, is FREE to the public! Swipe up on our 1/17 highlighted story for more details.
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[Jonathas de Andrade, O Levante (still), 2012-2014, courtesy of Alexander & Bonin Gallery]


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MOCA is offering free admission to all LAUSD students and one guardian or chaperone while teachers are on strike–visit our website for more information on what’s showing at the museum. (Link in bio)
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[Photography of MOCA Education programs: Contemporary Art Start Pre-Visit Workshop, student tours, and Exhibition Highlight Tours]


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Laura Owens’ painting Untitled (2002) was her first depiction of the human figure in her career. She found inspiration in an art historical source, a painting by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec from around 1892. Laura Owens’ mid-career survey is currently on view at MOCA Geffen and is FREE every weekend through the course of the exhibition!
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[Installation view of #LauraOwens, November 11, 2018–March 25, 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, courtesy of the artist, photo by Annik Wetter]


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At both our Geffen and Grand locations, MOCA’s wonderful team of educators gives weekend tours at 12pm and 2pm 💭 And if you come to one location, take our complimentary shuttle to the other, which runs today and tomorrow!


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