This episode profiles prominent artist Doug Aitken who for more than 20 years has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition. In his newest piece, “Underwater Pavilions,” he creates a […]
JEFF KOONS is a MOCA commissioned mini-documentary on the career of artist Jeff Koons, directed by Oscar Boyson.
Barbara Kruger discusses her mural Untitled (Questions), on view on the north facade of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. This project was initiated by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach and is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. This installation of Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Questions) is generously supported by an anonymous donor.
“My sister once said to me she thought space was God. I thought that was rather poetic in a way.” Interview with David Hockney about his endeavour to capture Grand Canyon as a spatial experience in a painting. “We like space, I mean, I do, I’m a space freak really.” If a landscape is a […]
Join us as we visit the internationally praised, multifaceted artist Sterling Ruby in his Los Angeles studio. In this video, you can watch the American artist at work and hear about his approach to art: “I like the idea that what I’m doing is an abstraction of something I am experiencing in real life, but […]
Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England. In 2017 he opened the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, which aims to collect, celebrate and raise the status […]
Inspired by some of the earliest photographs of India and Burma (Myanmar), Ruff’s series, ‘Tripe | Ruff’, commissioned by the V&A, reimagines a set of 1850s architectural and topographical images by British Army Captain and photographer Linnaeus Tripe. Encompassing over twenty prints, ‘Tripe | Ruff’ is the latest series in Ruff’s 35-year investigation into the […]
Thomas Ruff continually challenges the processes, techniques and concepts of photography, frequently editing and manipulating images made by others in order to re-imagine their possibilities. Victoria and Albert Museum traveled to Ruff’s studio in Dusseldorf to meet the artist, and find out more about this working methods, inspiration – and how his art has evolved. […]
Ren Hang didn’t have a lot to say about himself. In the fine art environment, where emphasizing one’s own importance (or having representation to do so, while you maintain the air of expensive mystery) is the norm, this resistance to pretense could be considered a form of madness. But this didn’t stopped the twenty-seven-year-old photographer, […]
In this video Barbara and Morton Mandel recount their journey as passionate collectors of 20th and 21st-century art. Throughout their lives, the Mandels have acquired examples by Modern and Post War masters – from Pablo Picasso to Donald Judd. The collection’s breadth attests to the couple’s dedication to selecting only great works.
Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby first exhibited his monumental urethane sculptures as part of MOCA Focus: Sterling Ruby, SUPERMAX 2008, an energetic show of painting, collage and sculpture. MOCA visits the artist in his studio for an exclusive look into his process. Born in 1972, on Bitburg Air Base, Germany, and raised in rural Pennsylvania, […]