This Sunday, February 24, is your 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 to see #KahlilJoseph’s Fly Paper at MOCA Pacific Design Center! Inspired by the photography of #RoyDeCarava and set in Harlem, the film opens on a moment of street-corner oration by Malcolm X, moving from there into a deeply personal homage to the neighborhood’s past and present. . [Installation view of One Day at a Time: Kahlil Joseph’s Fly Paper, November 17, 2018–February 24, 2019 at MOCA Pacific Design Center, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Zak Kelley]
Arrangement #19 by artist and florist Maurice Harris of @bloomandplume arrived this morning to MOCA Grand–Harris’ rotating arrangements are on view a week at a time through the run of the exhibition One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art! Admission to MOCA is FREE tonight after 5pm. . [Maurice Harris, Bloom & Plume floral arrangements, 2018 Floral arrangements, Courtesy of Bloom & Plume, Los Angeles]
#JuanMuñoz: “One of the emotions that is recurring to me is a sense of strangeness.” #fromthearchive [Juan Muñoz, Minaret, 1989, Iron and carpet, Iron Sculpture: 66 1/2 x 22 x 20 1/4 in. (168.91 x 55.88 x 51.44 cm) Other (Rug): 25 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (64.14 x 43.82 cm)]
On view in MOCA’s permanent collection galleries are landmark works from the post-war era, long-time visitor favorites, and recent acquisitions to our collection–pay us a visit on Thursday evenings for FREE admission :^) . Pictured left to right are Joan Miro’s painting Personnages Dans la Nuit (1950), Max Ernst’s plaster sculpture Capricorn (1948-1963), and Arshile Gorky’s painting Betrothal I (1947).
Thursday, February 21 at 7pm: artist and writer Gregg Bordowitz will be in conversation with Zoe Leonard at MOCA Geffen! In connection to Zoe Leonard: Survey, an exhibition highlighting Leonard’s rigorous, questioning attention to the politics and conditions of image making and display, Leonard and Bordowitz discuss the retrospective as a format, as part of their longstanding friendship and dialogue. This program is FREE the the public! Swipe up on our GB highlighted story for more details. . [Excerpt of Gregg Bordowitz reading "There: A Feeling", MOCAtv]
#RP of #ZoeLeonard’s 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 in her exhibition at MOCA Geffen. Zoe Leonard: Survey is on view until March 25! . [Zoe Leonard, I want a president, 1992, Ink on onion skin paper, 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.94 × 21.59 cm), Courtesy of the artist]
🐝 In 1998, #LauraOwens and her then boyfriend Jorge Pardo transformed a Los Angeles gallery into an ersatz furniture showroom. Pardo–whose work often blurs the line between functional objects and sculpture–created a series of bedroom sets, for which Owens provided a group of paintings depicting cartoonish beehives taken from an embroidered pillow she found at a yard sale. This collaborative installation is featured in her exhibition, currently on view at MOCA Geffen. . [Installation view of #LauraOwens, November 11, 2018–March 25, 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, courtesy of the artist, photo by Annik Wetter]
🐣 Not 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 at the crack of dawn, join our director @KlausBiesenbach and curator @HansUlrichObrist for the Brutally Early artists’ breakfast–tomorrow, 𝟳𝗮𝗺 at MOCA Geffen! Swipe up on our🌞highlighted story for more details.
A declaration of love between Jim and Jane, immortalized by Lee Friedlander and his camera in 1980 ♡ Happy Valentine’s Day! #fromthearchive . [Lee Friedlander, JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ("June love Jim"), 1980, Silver print, 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.]
Sunday, February 17 at 3pm: former MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Matalon will moderate a panel discussion on The Fae Richards Photo Archive, which will include filmmaker Garrett Bradley, noted art historian Huey Copeland, and MOCA Associate Curator Lanka Tattersall. Swipe up on our 2/17 highlighted story for more details! . The Fae Richards Photo Archive is a fictional work that utilizes the conventions of archival display. Conceived and fabricated by Zoe Leonard for Cheryl Dunye’s film The Watermelon Woman (1966), it consists mainly of photographs chronicling a queer, African-American actress living in the early part of the 20th century—her life as a teenager, Hollywood star, civil rights activist, and, finally, a largely forgotten icon of the stage and screen. Featured as part of Zoe Leonard: Survey and concurrently on view as part of Outliers and American Vanguard Art at LACMA, this landmark work is on view in Los Angeles for the first time in its entirety. . [Zoe Leonard, The Fae Richards Photo Archive (detail),1993–96, 78 gelatin silver prints and 4 chromogenic prints, dimensions variable, Eileen Harris Norton Collection]
Known primarily as a filmmaker associated with the development of the feature-length essay film, Chris Marker was also an itinerant and compulsive photographer. Starting in the 1950s and 1960s, Marker took hauntingly winsome black-and-white portraits of people he encountered while traveling the globe. Marker’s photographs are part of the exhibition One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, currently on view at MOCA Grand! . [Chris Marker (b. 1921, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; d. 2012, Paris, France), Untitled (Fogo, Cape Verde), undated, Black and white photograph on aluminum, 13 7/8 × 10 3/4 in. (35.24 × 27.31 cm), Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery, New York]
𝒱𝒶𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑒’𝓈 𝒟𝒶𝓎, 7pm at MOCA Grand: MOCA presents SCREEN: MAP POINTZ, the first public presentation of a set of video works from artist Guadalupe Rosales' @Map_Pointz archive–capacity will be limited, early arrival is recommended! Swipe up on our❣️highlighted story for more details. . The Map Pointz archive contains rich imagery of 90’s raves and party crews from across Southern California. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Rosales, artist @elrafaesparza and artist @brownskinhazel on the archive, detailing its impact on culture internationally, and in Los Angeles. SCREEN: MAP POINTZ is organized by @braunschweiler. . [artist unknown, Aztek Nation Crew at a House Party, c-print, 6 x 4 in. (15.24 x 10.16 cm), private collection]