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.
Admission to Tala Madani is free as part of MOCA’s Art for All initiative.
Lead support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Additional support provided by Visionary Women and Pasadena Art Alliance.
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Judith Angerman, Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation, Nathalie Marciano and Julie Miyoshi.