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Tala Madani, Blackboard (Further Education)

Tala Madani, Blackboard (Further Education), 2021, Oil on linen, 60 × 120 in. (152.4 × 304.8 cm). Courtesy YDC.

Tala Madani: Biscuits

MOCA is organizing the first North American survey of Iranian-born artist Tala Madani’s paintings and animations. 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, with Paula Kroll, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Admission to Tala Madani: Biscuits is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

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 and

Additional support is provided by Pasadena Art Alliance and Visionary Women.

Catalogue support is provided by 303 Gallery, New York; Pilar Corrias; David Kordansky Gallery; The Katherine S. Marmor Award; and The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.

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

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This exhibition is carbon calculated. The museum reduced greenhouse gas emissions through planning efforts and balanced the remaining emissions through Strategic Climate Fund donations. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.