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​Moyra Davey, Pilon

​Moyra Davey, Pilon, 1999, C-print, 14 x 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by the Photography Committee

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse presents a selection of works from MOCA’s permanent collection that address, document, or deconstruct notions of domesticity. Moving through the “species of spaces” (to paraphrase French writer Georges Perec) one might find in a middle-class suburban home—yard, driveway, foyer, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—the exhibition playfully examines a variety of approaches to the idea of the domestic found within the museum’s renowned collection. Spanning sculpture, photography, painting, video, and drawing from the 1960s to the present, Welcome to the Dollhouse includes works by artists for whom a dissolution of the boundaries between the fine arts and design is of central concern; works by artists engaged in a more documentary or photojournalistic approach to capturing domestic spaces and their maintenance; works by artists that veer increasingly toward the melancholic and romantic in their depictions of the interior spaces of the home; as well as works by artists engaged in strategies of appropriation.

Curator: Rebecca Matalon

Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.


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 Delta Air Lines, and Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg.

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