Chris Johanson "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" @ MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.


Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.

Basquiat Revisted: Aaron Rose & Sam Spiegel on MOCAtv's "SAMO©"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Yesterday we caught up with curator Aaron Rose and talked about his new video for MOCAtv, a project, which focuses on the late New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Made in collaboration with Los Angeles based musician Sam Spiegel (AKA DJ Squeak E Clean, one half of DJ duo N.A.S.A.), Aaron and Sam decided they would not pay direct homage to Basquiat and his work.

RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
"All the best art is past, present, and future combined, and this is what Retna is doing." So said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in his introduction to lead off our September 2010 cover story with LA-based Retna. Now the artist is set to open a body of new paintings and new works on paper at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA on September 15, 2012.

In LA: Rebel @ JF Chen (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
In his June 2011 Juxtapoz feature, James Franco admits to being drawn to stories about teenagers, with “Everything being heightened in that world.” There is definitelya very heightened, almost tactile immersion upon entering the long awaited Rebel installation, presented by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at the JF Chen Gallery.

Interview: Harmony Korine on "Rebel"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
In April 2011, MOCA approached Juxtapoz with a unique project that they were producing with James Franco: Rebel,a mult-facitated, mixed-media, collaborative art installation and project loosely based on the making and legacy of James Dean's famed film, Rebel Without A Cause. In July 2011, Juxtapoz published a cover story examining Rebel, interviewing James Franco, Harmony Korine, and Aaron Young, about how the project came about.

MOCA Presents "Rebel" @ JF Chen, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 29, 2012
Last July 2011, we did a cover story on Rebel, the experimental, multi-part art project fronted by James Franco including components by Harmony Korine, Aaron Young, Douglas Gordon, Paul McCarthy, and Ed Ruscha. After a few delays,  MOCA will present Rebel this May 15, and OHWOW will publish the accompanying book.

Mike Diamond on Transmission LA @ MOCA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
The legendary Beastie Boy, Mike Diamond, curator of the new MOCA exhibition, Transmission LA, gave the good people of the Avant/Garde Diaries a tour of the mega installation that features Tom Sachs, Peter Coffin, Jim Drain & Ara Peterson, Ben Jones, Mike Mills, Sage Vaughn, and others. The 17-day festival opened yesterday at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Downtown Los Angeles.

Mike D Curates "Transmission LA: AV CLUB" @ MOCA, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Opening this week at the downtown Los Amgeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring works and contributions from Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler.


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