Events by Region
September 18 through January 2, 2015
Daniel Faust is presenting photographs of objects in "reality" museums like music hall of fames or wax museums (he's taken over 7,000 such photos). His longtime friend Fabrice Hyber is showing a life-size boy mannequin and a children’s swing set with s silicon penis built into the swing.
September 20 through February 2, 2015
Shadows, a "monumental painting" by Warhol, has 120 parts, all based on photos the artist took of shadows in his studio. "Andy Warhol's Shadows are the line between the American dream and the American death," says MOCA director Phillip Vergne (meaning they're about both glamour and darkness).
October 12 through January 25, 2015
A life-size human figure lying down and covered in blue pigment is the centerpiece of Lita Albuquerque's installation. Elizabeth Turk is showing scholar stones and a cabinet of curiosities full of her drawings and source materials, among other work.
August 31 through January 4, 2015
The museum is showing work from its collection that dates back to the 1950s (e.g., Helen Frankenthaler) and reaches forward to now (e.g., Josiah McElheny). The idea is to underscore "an ongoing and dynamic dialogue" between then and now.
An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle | Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin | Stas Orlovski: Chimera
September 14 through January 11, 2015
Jess Collins was a painter, Robert Duncan was a poet and their "circle" included all different kinds of artists that Collins and Duncan influenced. This show, mostly of paintings, tries to trace that influence. In the adjacent galleries, Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis and Eileen Cowin are all showing dramatic photographs that look staged even when they might not be. Stas Orlovski has an immersive animation projected on all walls of the lobby gallery.