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08.11.14 Marina Galperina

As “Cinema Vezzoli” exhibit closes today at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, this majestic YouTube video of swinging testicles triumphs, surviving six whole days without being censored — though “NSFW” has been added to the title, as well as a Community Guidelines disclaimer. In “The Return of Bruce Nauman’s Bouncing Balls,” Francesco Vezzoli casts porn star Brad […]

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04.04.14 Marina Galperina

We loved the Mike Kelley retrospective at MoMA PS1 last year, and now that it’s moved to MOCA Geffen in Los Angeles, it appears that we’ve missed out on one dirty detail. This is Mike Kelley’s Chinatown Wishing Well. Carolina Miranda writes: It’s a lot to absorb. But while you’re at it, don’t forget to take a peek under and […]

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08.05.13 Marina Galperina

The much-anticipated Jeff Koons retrospective isn’t coming to MoCA as planned for this coming January. Instead, the retrospective will debut at the Whitney in New York in June 2014, then travel to the Centre Pompidou in Paris in October 2014. It’s not entirely cancelled — a MOCA rep tried to quell the ripple of confusion and balloon jokes […]

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07.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

According to an unnamed MOCA trustee, Jeffrey Deitch, the current director of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art and former director of Deitch Projects has announced his expected departure from the museum. As he explained to museum board members, “It’s not you, it’s me.” The art dealer/curator had assumed the position as museum director three years ago (with a five-year […]

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05.21.13 Marina Galperina

New York-based, internationally-sprawling Aboveground Animation collective is showing new work at MOCA at the end of the month, presented by MOCAtv. Casey Jane Ellison’s crew consistently produces solid, varied work that pushes media boundaries and fucks your brain into a different dimension. The latest commissioned works from Kathleen Daniel, Barry Doupe, Erin Dunn, Lauren Gregory, Jacolby Satterwhite and […]

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03.08.13 Eugene Reznik

“They don’t have a Stella and we don’t have a Rauschenberg,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan says, as simple as that. Yesterday, the LA institution made a formal proposal for a merger with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angles. Govan says it was MOCA board members’ idea originally, according […]

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10.22.12 Marina Galperina

When MoCA announced its plans to dominate YouTube, we were optimistic but we didn’t expect them to jump full throttle into the game with a collaboration between animator Galen Pehrson and the shouting-at-me-from-my-strangely-erotic-nightmares rap group Death Grips. Alright, MoCA TV. Alright. Watch. The moment that bubbly membrane bursts out of this poor humanoid chick’s head and spirals […]

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10.04.12 Lily Streeter

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles have made their first foray into the big, scary world of the internet, creating the “first ever original YouTube channel devoted to contemporary art”. The first incarnation of their brand-new web channel MOCA TV was quietly launched Monday on YouTube, featuring nine videos with artists such as […]

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11.14.11 Marina Galperina

Last week, word got out that Marina Abramović was going to plop skeleton-hugging nudes on the MOCA gala tables and pay $150 for aspiring performance artists to poke their heads through them — spinning, detached, dead-faced between dishes while art stars and celebs munched their $2,500-$100,000 dinners. Yvonne Rainer condemned it as “grotesque,” “verging on economic […]

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06.21.11 Marina Galperina

The Brooklyn Museum will not be hosting MOCA’s street art and graffiti exhibit as planned. Museum Director Arnold Lehman said it’s due to “severe reductions in financial support.” Really? After all the success in Los Angeles is it that hard to find a sponsor? […]

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