Two of the biggest art museums in California may soon become one. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has made a proposal to acquire the Museum of Contemporary Art, a smaller institution that has lately been unstable with mounting budget problems and controversy over Jeffrey Deitch’s tenure as director.Continue Reading →
After a shaky few months in which the gallerist-turned-museum director has faced mounting criticism and opposition for his questionable tactics running the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeffrey Deitch may be on his way out.Continue Reading →
The insular art world likes its public follies almost as much as Hollywood. We’re constantly looking for the latest slip-up, the misspoken press statement or flubbed exhibition. That’s why the trials and travails of Jeffrey Deitch as the director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art have been so magnetic — it’s an ongoing soap opera, replete with plot twists. But is it time now for rebalance the books of Deitch’s tenure?Continue Reading →
In a fairly abrupt turnaround, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that it will hire a new chief curator, after the controversial resignation at the end of June of Paul Schimmel, who held the chief curator position for 22 years. Originally, MOCA had announced that it would not replace Schimmel, instead going full Deitch, i.e. allowing director Jeffrey Deitch to lead the museum’s curatorial program.Continue Reading →
A lot has happened in the week and half since we last gave you an update on the situation at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Oh wait, except … nothing’s actually happened.Continue Reading →
“James Franco / Free Beer” was distributed as a pamphlet as part of Keith Rocka Knittel’s performance “James Franco / Free Beer / Spiral Jetty (IV),” at Perform Chinatown in Los Angeles on July 21, 2012.Continue Reading →
Artist Ed Ruscha has left the board of LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), following the departures last week of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie. The last artist on the board has left the building.Continue Reading →
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LA MOCA has fired Paul Schimmel Paul Schimmel quits LA MOCA? (according to Jeffrey Deitch), LACMA is reducing its hours and cutting staff, and the Getty cut jobs last month. Pull yourself together, LA!
The Avant/Garde Diaries is a digital portrait magazine that invites leading creatives to talk about the cutting edge of art, design, fashion, music and film.
In each digital portrait, featured diarists are asked to introduce someone or something they consider to be ahead of their time. The result is a collection of very personal snapshots that celebrate new ways of thinking and spread inspiration.Continue Reading →