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Tala Madani, Abstract Pussy, 2013

Tala Madani, Abstract Pussy, 2013, Collection of George Freeman New York, NY.

Tala Madani: Biscuits

MOCA is organizing the first North American survey of Iranian-born artist Tala Madani’s paintings, animations, and drawings. Bringing together fifteen years of the artist’s incisive work, the exhibition will highlight the often-absurd socio-cultural dynamics enacted within Madani’s art and, more broadly, the potent and combustible relationship between art history and global history. Madani’s paintings and animations are powerful meditations on the potential for art to reflect the deeply-seated cultural fears, conflicts, and desires of our present day. Rich in narrative and heavy in irony, they elicit curiosity, fantasy, and repulsion.

Tala Madani: Biscuits is organized by Rebecca Lowery, Associate Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Ali Subotnick, Guest Curator through the MOCA Ahmanson Curatorial Fellowship.

Lead support is provided by The Aileen Getty Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Major support is provided by the Ahmanson Foundation through the Ahmanson Curatorial Fellowship; Pilar Corrias; David Kordansky Gallery; 303 Gallery, New York; and



Additional support is provided by The Katherine S. Marmor Award, Pasadena Art Alliance, The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, and Visionary Women.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation.

The Cultural Partner for this exhibition is