I don’t know if I believe that photography can define a people or a nation adequately, so I surmise that its best course of action is to speak about these topics in metaphor as if an attempt at truth will not be tolerated by observers from a secondhand accounting. It seems as though a majority […]
“I am reminded of the strange twilight that some of the Pre-Raphaelites used to impose fantasy across their performing muses. This light triggers a response in the viewer that is meant to be neither here, nor there-it is an imposition stuck between differing gravities and concerns ultimately rendering the viewer’s need for explanation nil”. […]
Richard Prince is one of six contemporary artists invited to explore the Guggenheim’s collection as a curator of the exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. He says, “When you go to something as vast as the Guggenheim’s collection is, you start to see patterns.” When preparing for his presentation, Four Paintings Looking […]
“Self-apathy, self-torment, and a penchant for observations oscillating between peaks and troughs of life’s banes and boons-or what my friend Jeffrey Silverthorne once described as “Swedish grain syndrome”. “The photograph is for nothing”. Truer words are yet to be spoken. Another in a series of Constant Effigies and notorious negations. A child […]
The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann’s practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.
Who is Ed Ruscha? Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Curator Karen Breuer gives a primer on the iconic Los Angeles artist, examining his style, his subject matter, and his effortlessly cool persona.
Sam Falls works intimately with the core precepts of photography –namely time, representation, and exposure – to create works that both bridge the gap between various artistic mediums and the divide between the artist, object, and viewer. Working symbiotically with nature and the elements, Falls’s artworks are engrained with a sense of place indexical to […]
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.