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Walkthrough of Judith F. Baca: World Wall

Image credit: Installation view of Judith F. Baca: World Wall, September 10, 2022—February 19, 2023 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Photo by Jeff McLane.

Walkthrough of Judith F. Baca: World Wall

Member Event

MOCA members at the Contributing level and above are invited to a walkthrough of Judith F. Baca: World Wall led by MOCA Curatorial Assistant Anastsia Kahn.

Celebrated Chicana artist Judith F. Baca began her collaborative, portable mural World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear in 1987. An ambitious, utopian, and international project, World Wall is rooted in the philosophy that in order to achieve world peace, we must first be able to envision it. Baca painted the first four ten-by-thirty-foot canvas panels; as the work traveled abroad, between 1990 and 2014, artists and community groups from Finland, Russia, Israel and Palestine, Mexico, and Canada contributed five additional panels, employing figurative and symbolic visual vocabularies to depict a vision of the future without fear.

All nine panels will be shown at MOCA in an enveloping installation. Significantly, this exhibition, in the artist’s hometown of Los Angeles is the first-ever complete presentation of this monumental project. Pointing to the legacies of both the Chicano arts movement of the 1970s and Mexican muralism movement of the 1920s, this timely exhibition considers the visionary role of activist-artists in imagining a peaceful future for us all.

An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the Contributing level ($200) 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.