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A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR MOCA MEMBERS!
MOCA'S 30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
SATURDAY, NOV 21, 2009
7–11pm
MOCA GRAND AVENUE
250 South Grand Avenue 


Los Angeles–based artist collective
MY BARBARIAN
presents
THE FOURTH WALL
An evening of performance, music, and video situated around the museum, My Barbarian’s The Fourth Wall is a critical and celebratory engagement with the concept of transparency, both as an optical experience and an institutional mandate. The constellation of events directly addresses the process of developing the exhibition Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years in a playful and insightful participatory performance without a stage.

An Engagement Party Event

PRESS RELEASE

 

MOCA members receive an invitation for two and may bring up to two additional guests for $25 each at the door.

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INFO 213/621-1794 or membership1@moca.org
FREE
for MOCA members

MOCA’S ENGAGEMENT PARTY PRESENTS NEW ARTWORKS IN THE FORM OF DYNAMIC SOCIAL EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES BY LA–BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVES

Launched in October 2008, Engagement Party offers emerging collectives three-month residencies to create works to be shown at MOCA Grand Avenue on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10pm. Collectives may employ any medium, discipline, or strategy, resulting in artworks that may incorporate performances, workshops, screenings, lectures, or any other activity emerging from the group’s particular focus. By providing a platform for artist collectives with multidisciplinary, non-object-based practices, MOCA acknowledges the significant role of these practices in the contemporary cultural landscape while challenging the conventions of the museum as a collecting institution.

An essential component of Engagement Party is its unique oversight committee, Think Tank. Comprising midlevel staff drawn from a broad spectrum of museum departments and led by Aandrea Stang on behalf of MOCA Education, Think Tank develops the parameters of the program and selects participating artist groups. The goals and achievements of Engagement Party evolve as Think Tank engages with collectives, their projects, and their audiences.

Think Tank:
Melissa Altman, Associate Registrar
Brian Boyer, Senior Exhibition Technician
Jae Chang, MOCA Store Sales Associate
Meghan Grebing, Administrative Assistant–Education
Elizabeth Hamilton, Editor
Elizabeth Jordan, Grants Manager
Justin Reissman, Visitor Services Representative
Lauren Kingsley, Director’s Office and Board Coordinator
Bret Nicely, Web Initiatives Manager
Lily Siegel, Curatorial Assistant
Aandrea Stang, Senior Education Program Manager
Samuel Vasquez, Development Coordinator

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