If You Build It, They Will Come : The Artist’s Museum
MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA opened The Artist’s Museum this past weekend celebrating a selection of 146 artists that have shaped and contributed to the development of the institution over the past 30 years. In late 2009, MOCA featured a dual exhibition of the museum’s most recent and benevolent acquisitions alongside their first years of art collecting. As the organization moves forward, The Artist’s Museum showcases over 250 artworks, presenting works loaned from influential collectors, new artist’s projects, and pieces from MOCA’s private collection.
The exhibition evaluates the venerable to the emerging contemporaries that are both vital and diverse within the Los Angeles art scene and international scope. From Doug Aitken, Mike Kelley, Larry Bell, Thomas Houseago, and the usual heavy hitters, it’s always a pleasure to visualize the conversation between artworks from all media spectrums on one platform.
MOCA has also provided a video series presenting eight artists from The Artist’s Museum, discussing their career, creative process and the art community built around them. The select videos are an up-close perspective into the artist’s studio, featuring Mark Bradford, Robbie Conal, Dave Muller, Catherine Opie, Amanda Ross-Ho, Alexis Smith, Diana Thater, and Marnie Weber.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Partial and promised gift of David Teiger in honor of Jeremy Strick
The Artist’s Museum is made possible by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
The exhibition is generously supported by Mandy and Cliff Einstein.
Major support is provided by the Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment.
For more information on the The Artist’s Museum visit www.moca.org
MOCA GRAND AVENUE 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012