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Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions Installation View 19

Installation view of Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, March 4–September 3, 2018 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions

Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions foregrounds recent acquisitions to MOCA’s world-renowned permanent collection with an emphasis on the last four years. In some cases, the acquisitions expand the museum’s holdings of work by particular artists—Elizabeth Murray and Kara Walker, for instance—while in others, they admit important new voices like those of Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Haegue Yang. Though no single theme or style dominates, there are shared concerns: to depict people and spaces that have not historically been reflected in museums; to respond to the current political climate and state of social affairs with satire, hope, or the full force of rage; and, as ever, to challenge assumptions about what counts as art and who constitutes its makers and viewers.

Curator: Anna Katz

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Judith and Alexander Angerman, Delta Air Lines, and Nathalie Marciano and Julie Miyoshi.