• Before MOCA: Two Artists’ Perspectives of Los Angeles in the 1970s

    November 9, 2009 7 pm MOCA GRAND AVENUE, AHMANSON AUDITORIUM
    250 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

    X-TRA Presents:

    Before MOCA: Two Artists’ Perspectives of Los Angeles in the 1970s William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg In Conversation with Carole Ann Klonarides

     

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009

    7:00 PM  

    MOCA GRAND AVENUE

    AHMANSON AUDITORIUM

    250 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles,  CA 90012

    Join longtime friends and peers William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg for a conversation with independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides about their experiences making and presenting work in the 1970s, during the formative years of L.A.’s contemporary art world.

     

    William Leavitt’s installation Warp Engines was recently on view at LA><ART.

    Allen Ruppersberg’s solo exhibition You and Me or the Art of Give and Take is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through December 19, 2009. http://www.smmoa.org/index.php/exhibitions/details/219

     

    Both Leavitt and Ruppersberg will be included in MOCA’s 30th anniversary exhibition Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, which opens on November 15, 2009. http://www.moca.org/

    Carole Ann Klonarides is an independent curator, writer and consultant for artists and nonprofit art organizations. She is currently working with West of Rome Public Art, a nomadic nonprofit public art organization in Los Angeles, whose next  project is “A Voyage of Growth and Discovery,” a collaborative sculpture and video installation by Mike Kelley and Michael Smith.

     

    This event at MOCA is presented by X-TRA, Los Angeles’ longest running contemporary art journal, as part of our public programming initiative. Subscription specials and back issues will be available at the event, and our editors will be in attendance.

    This event is FREE of charge.

     

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    In celebration of MOCA’s 30th Anniversary,

    complimentary museum admission from

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

    MOCA Grand Avenue and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    Offer valid during regular museum hours, courtesy of Ovation TV

     

     

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