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The Watermill's Tribute To Mike Kelley

Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

It is hard to forget the first time you see a Mike Kelley piece. I was touring a collector's home, and had just entered the fictitious "son's bedroom,...

Artist Group Creates Petition To Save MOCA

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Yesterday Robert Storr wrote for HuffPost Arts about "the ongoing fiasco" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, but we urge you to not give up on t...

Paul Schimmel Vs. Goliath

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been less than three weeks since Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator of MOCA, was fired and -- despite more than a dozen newspaper articles and an avalanche of reports on the Internet -- no one knows for sure what happened.

No Artists Left: Ed Ruscha Leaves MOCA Board

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

Ed Ruscha is the latest artist to resign from the board of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, leaving no artists left on the board. The t...

Katherine Brooks

MOCA Board Member Says Paul Schimmel Was Not Fired | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts

The rumor mill has certainly been churning after reports from the LA Times and ARTINFO stated that the Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art...

MOCA Fires Chief Curator

The Informer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

Local arts blogger Mat Gleason broke the game-changing news last night that Paul Schimmel, chief curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art...

Earth, Wind And Art

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

MoCA is currently hosting the first ever historical, thematic museum exhibition tackling Land Art. The exhibition, titled "Ends of the Earth: Land Art...

PLAN ForYourArt: June 21-27

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Knowledges, a two day-long event and group show at the Mount Wilson Observatory, will feature the work of more than thirty contemporary Los Angeles artists including Dani Tull, Norman Klein, and Louisa Van Leer.

Taryn Simon Presents A Living Man Declared Dead

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts has begun a series of intriguing new short collaborative films that showcase artists reflecting on their own work. The first artist to take par...

PLAN ForYourArt: May 24-30

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Sunday is opening day of a new exhibition that will focus on the emergence of land art in the 1960s and highlight the early years of artistic experimentations in this realm.

Bizarre and Delightful

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Summertime used to mean that the galleries and museums would take it easy, presenting lackluster group shows and few, if any, challenging solo exhibitions. Not any more. Economy be damned, the Los Angeles art scene is now sizzling year round.

James Franco's New MOCA Exhibit Recreates Chateau Marmont

The Daily Truffle | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

James Franco wanted to make a movie about the making of Rebel without a Cause but wound up with a collaborative MOCA exhibit instead.

Do Corporate Sponsors At MOCA Have Censorship Authority?

Mat Gleason | Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

When artist Chris Silva got an invite to participate in an art show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), he wanted to make sure he b...

Beauty and the Beast

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Mystery Circle is a dangerous, explosive work of art by the famous contemporary Chinese artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.

Learn Why This Artist Draws With Gunpowder

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his aesthetically exquisite choreographed explosions. Yet for an artist so concerned with destruction, Cai's...

Inspired Attire Encouraged

Carrie White | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Carrie White

I received my MOCA West Members Opening invitation to The Total Look exhibit, a collaboration between designer Rudi Gernreich, model Peggy Moffitt, and photographer William Claxton.

Plunging into Amsterdam's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.

Cai Guo-Qiang's Explosive New Show

The Huffington Post | Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.12.2012 | Arts

Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his carefully calculated explosive performances that amaze and astound. In other words, the Chinese artist creates his work...

Was This A MAJOR Fashion Faux Pas?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

As we previously reported, the MOCA Pacific Design Center is currently hosting “The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, P...

PLAN ForYourArt: March 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For their last installation, CamLab will use money as material in a hands-on group exchange. Longtime "economicalists," members of CamLab will facilitate the creation of a pop-up micro-economy. Visitors can participate or observe.

The Docent

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

In my experience docents are painfully well intentioned, more or less informed, and extraordinarily tenacious. Yet I confess, I avoid them and have always avoided them.

My Visit to the Museum of Chinese in America

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Museum of Chinese in America provides a model and inspiration for all other organizations of color. While building an individual donor effort is not easy and takes time and discipline, it can be accomplished, even by a modestly-sized, culturally-specific museum.

MOCA To Launch Original Video Channel

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art is hoping to tap into a popular interest in art with a new YouTube channel it's launching in July. Accordi...

Interview With Herb Tam of Museum of Chinese in America

Julie Chae | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts
Julie Chae

Herb Tam is the curator and director of exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America and a part of the new wave of younger curators with dynamic ideas about the role of museums in engaging with our communities.

PLAN ForYourArt: January 12-18

Bettina Korek | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Metropolis II is a complex kinetic sculpture by Chris Burden, modeled after a fast-paced, frenetic modern city.