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Artists on Artists: Nevine Mahmoud on Scott Burton
Artists on Artists: Nevine Mahmoud on Scott Burton

Artists on Artists: Nevine Mahmoud on Scott Burton

Lecture Virtual

MOCA is reintroducing its "Artists on Artists" series in a new two-part, online video format. "Artists on Artists" brings together local artists to create a dialogue between their work and the work of another artist from MOCA’s collection. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, MOCA’s indoor galleries remain inaccessible to the public. This has spurred our "Artists on Artists" series to move outside, showcasing outdoor works of public art that are currently available to visitors.

The first virtual "Artists on Artists” highlights the work of artist Nevine Mahmoud (b. 1988, London). Mahmoud’s visceral practice uses materials often associated with their hardness, durability, and heft such as concrete, marble, and granite, to create vibrant organic, even erotic, forms. Mahmoud, who currently works and lives in Los Angeles, will reflect on the work of Scott Burton (b. 1939, Greensboro, AL; d.1989, New York, NY), an artist who also shared an affinity for dense materials, bold shapes, and an interest in the relationship between the human body and Modernist geometries. Mahmoud will specifically reflect on Burton’s Memorial Bench, 1990 which sits at the entrance to MOCA’s Grand Avenue location.

About the artist:
Nevine Mahmoud (b. 1988, London) received her BA from Goldsmiths, University of London and MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In 2021, Mahmoud will open two institutional exhibitions, perfectly round, as we left them at the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan alongside Margherita Raso and Derek MF di Fabio, followed by a solo presentation at the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation at Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, CA. belly room (2019) at Soft Opening was the artist’s first European solo presentation and her second solo exhibtion at the gallery is scheduled for 2021. Other notable solo exhibitions include f o r e p l a y (2017) at M+B and bella donna (2019) at Nina Johnson, Miami. Her work was recently on view in The Artist is Present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai and alongside Christina Ramberg and Holly Coulis at Simon Lee Hong Kong. Selected group exhibitions include Romancing the Mirror at MOCA Jacksonville, Florida (forthcoming), Dreamers Awake: Women Artists After Surrealism at White Cube, London; The Poet, the Critic and the Missing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MADEMOISELLE at the Centre Régional D’art Contemporain Occitanie in Sète; This is Presence at Ballroom Marfa; and The Lasting Concept at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Other exhibitions include I Had the Landscape in My Arms at Josh Lilley, London; An Uncanny Order at Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Debris at James Fuentes, New York; and Seven Reeds at Overduin & Co., Los Angeles. The artist’s debut solo exhibition was selected as an Artforum Critics’ Pick. Other notable press includes Coeval, MOUSSE, Art Review, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Contemporary Art Daily. Mahmoud lives and works in Los Angeles.

Virtual MOCA is presented by the MOCA Thrive Fund courtesy of Chara Schreyer and Eugenio Lopez.

Artists’ participation in MOCA’s public programs are supported by the Sam Francis Foundation, California.

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