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Portrait of Marnie Weber. Image credit: Michael Dee.

Portrait of Marnie Weber. Image credit: Michael Dee.

In Conversation: Marnie Weber

Member Event Lecture

A leading figure in the Los Angeles art scene, Marnie Weber creates artworks of strange, sometimes unsettling beauty, often drawing from obscure cultural histories. MOCA members are invited to a presentation by Weber followed by a conversation with MOCA associate curator Rebecca Lowery. Together the pair will explore the fantastical, dreamlike narratives Weber constructs through her wide ranging practice.

This event is marked by the launch of MOCA x andSons Chocolatiers, a collaboration featuring works from MOCA’s world-renowned collection. The debut box showcases Weber’s The Spirit Bear (2007) and offers a 24-piece assortment of fine chocolate. Proceeds from each box directly benefit MOCA's mission, programs, and collection.

The conversation will be followed by a reception of drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. MOCA x andSons Chocolatiers boxes will be available for purchase.

An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the Household/Dual level ($129) and above. Memberships can be purchased or renewed online. If you would like to upgrade an existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at membership@moca.org.

Marnie Weber has a multidisciplinary practice that encompasses performance, film, video, sculpture, collage, music, and costuming. By combining her own mythology of creatures, monsters, animals, and female characters with costuming on film and stage sets; she creates her own fictional narratives of passion, transformation, and discovery. Weber creates uncanny worlds that exist in a realm between fantasy and reality and invites viewers into an exploration of the subconscious. Using fairytale-like imagery, she places women in positions of power and primacy creating a backdrop as a site of transformation and magic.

Weber’s work was the subject of a retrospective at Magasin in Grenoble France and a twenty-five-year survey exhibition at MAMCO (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva). Most recently she had a thirty year survey of her work in collage at Trinity University San Antonio Neidorff Gallery. Her work was exhibited at Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, Gavlak Los Angeles, as well as the 2020 Busan Biennale in South Korea. Additionally, she has had video screenings and performances throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Weber’s work is included in the permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum Los Angeles; FRAC Paris; and MAMCO (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva).

Public programming at MOCA is presented by the MOCA Thrive Fund courtesy of Chara Schreyer.