Go See – Los Angeles: “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, through October 19, 2009

August 30th, 2009

Installation View MOCA LA
Installation view at MOCA LA of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” exhibit via TRYHARDER

Currently on view at MOCA, Los Angeles is a show titled “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions”  organized by Ann Goldstein- the Museum’s Senior Curator and Bennett Simpson- the Associate Curator of MOCA. The exhibit aims to showcase recent acquisitions to MOCA’s permanent collection – one that is renowned internationally for growing at a remarkable rate and presenting contemporary art from a variety of art movements. The exhibit “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” focuses mainly on the works taken into the possession of MOCA LA within the last 5 years.  The show closes October 19, 2009.

Related Links:
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions [MOCA]
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions @ MOCA (part II) [TRYHARDER]
Collecting History [Selectism]

Collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA

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Collecting History Highlighting Recent Acquisitions
Installation view at MOCA LA of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” exhibit via TRYHARDER

Although, “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” is based on artworks in permanent collection of MOCA LA, many of the pieces are shown for the first time. Artists representing an array of art movements such as: pop, minimal and conceptual art of the 60s and 70s, include authorship by Allan McCollum, Ai WeiWei, William Wegman and Lawrence Weiner.  Along with the key works of contemporary art, works by emerging local, national and international artists are being shown.

Installation view Collecting History
Installation view Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions via TRYHARDER

Through gift and purchases the permanent collection of LA MOCA has grown at a remarkable rate and the current exhibition allows the Museum a chance display the breath and range of the collection to the public eye. A workshop designed by artist Megan Sant gives visitors an opportunity to make their own sculptural project incorporating ready-made and hand-made elements.

Collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA

Installation view Collecting History
Installation view Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions via TRYHARDER

Collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA

collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA

Collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA

Collecting history highlighting recent acquisitions MOCA LA
Installation view of “Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions” via MOCA