2011 saw the most ambitious graffiti and street art museum exhibition ever with MOCA's "Art in the Streets." The show had record attendance and will be most remembered for giving a new level of legitimacy to art on the streets.
As music throbbed, bodies writhed and shadows danced over the torch-lit sand outside Dasha's half-million dollar party celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach, I couldn't help but think of Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned.
Liz Glynn's final work for "Engagement Party" will take the form of a seated dinner party. The dinner will incorporate imagery from 19th century anatomical theater to explore notions of desire and embodiment.
Most of my ideas of what contemporary art looks like are based on seeing photos in magazines and jpeg images on the net. Unless you live in a major city, and are devoted to visiting museums and galleries, you likely have the same problem.
MOCA Los Angeles will be exhibiting the complete set of Warhol's 32 Campbell's Soup cans through September 7th. The soup cans offer an opportunity for me to explain just what I think the damage of Warhol's work was.
The differences between the censorship controversy at the Smithsonian and the attempts to manufacture a censorship controversy at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art could not be more diametrically opposed.