Tag: MOCA

Kristy Edmunds Named Director of MASS MoCA – ARTnews.com

MASS MoCA, the venerated contemporary art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts, has picked an influential figure in the performing arts world to replace Joe Thompson, the institution’s founding director, who left last October after 32 years at the helm. Kristy Edmunds, the current executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been ...

Read more

National Film Board of Canada Partners, MOCA Toronto Produce ‘Charity’ – ARTnews.com

In 2016, a sculpture of a cow was placed in a the midst of a Canadian suburban development and residents hated it. One day, the citizens of Cathedraltown, a planned suburb of the city of Markham, Ontario, woke up to find a chromatic cow shimmering outside their windows. They hated the cow. The sculpture, Charity, and the ensuing effort by residents to remove the ...

Read more

Burton to Lead MOCA LA Solo, Arc de Triomphe Wrapped—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AND THEN THERE WAS ONE. After a topsy-turvy stretch, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles said that Johanna Burton, its newly appointed executive director, will be its sole leader, the Los Angeles Times reports. Burton will be the first woman to run the 42-year-old institution. When she was appointed at the start of the month, MOCA’s plan was for her ...

Read more

MOCA Los Angeles’s Klaus Biesenbach to Direct Neue Nationalgalerie – ARTnews.com

After a tumultuous two years at the helm, MOCA Los Angeles artistic director Klaus Biesenbach is set to return to Berlin, where he will direct Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie and the hotly anticipated Museum of the 20th Century. In February, MOCA restructured its leadership, and Biesenbach was named artistic director. The announcement of his departure by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which manages Berlin’s state-run ...

Read more

Johanna Burton Named Executive Director of L.A. MOCA – ARTnews.com

Johanna Burton, a closely watched curator who is currently the executive director of the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, will be new executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She will begin in the newly created role on November 1. In a statement, Burton said, “MOCA’s artist-centered mission dovetails with my own commitment to creating platforms that ...

Read more

Mia Locks Resigns from Senior Curator Role at MOCA Los Angeles – ARTnews.com

One of the country’s most closely watched curators has resigned from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, accusing its leadership of being resistant to adhering to its commitment to diversity. Mia Locks, who joined MOCA in July 2019 as senior curator and head of new initiatives, resigned from the institution late last month, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. ...

Read more

Top Curator Leaves LA MOCA, Saying Leadership Isn’t Ready to ‘Fully Embrace’ Diversity and Inclusion + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 20. NEED-TO-READ Dutch Museum Defies Government to Settle With Collector’s Heirs – In a sign of shifting attitudes toward restitution in the Netherlands, the Museum de Fundatie has overturned a 2013 decision by ...

Read more

World Peace at MoCA Westport in Connecticut – ARTnews.com

In the 2000 comedy Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock’s Grace, an undercover FBI agent posing as a pageant contestant, is asked to define the “most important thing our society needs.” Her initial response—harsher punishment for parole violations—is poorly received. “And world peace,” she adds, a crowdpleaser that fulfills the audience and jury’s expectations of generic sentiment. Opening at the tail end of a year defined ...

Read more

Mass MoCA will expand artist-in-residency programme as artists continue to struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Bang on a Can recital in the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective Courtesy Mass MoCA. Photo: Elizabeth Berg The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams has announced that it plans to expand its artist-in-residency programme as visual and performing artists continue to face serious job and work space losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is funded through ...

Read more

MOCA Cleveland to reopen Oct. 1 as it reckons with charges of censorship, racial blind spots

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The normally vibrant Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland has been closed for a full six months, far longer than other cultural institutions in the region that shut down in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.It wasn’t just the public health crisis that kept MOCA’s building in University Circle shuttered for so long, and at a steep price, forcing layoffs, pay ...

Read more
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Categories