Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne Lacy’
Museum of Contemporary Art
The wording of the title of the show “Collecting History” creates a convenient ambiguity. Is MOCA presenting the history of its collecting?—probably not, since these are recent acquisitions, and therefore this is not a show displaying its history. More likely MOCA is claiming with this title that through these acquisitions MOCA is collecting (verb) history.
The introductory wall text is the only “educational” anything in the exhibition. It has a nice tie-in to MOCA’s previous exhibitions, saying the museum acquired works from these amazing shows. Some of these shows were critically well received, but these expensive shows were also one of the causes of MOCA’s financial problems. The intro wall text provides catch-all terms such as “significant works,” “historical, mid-career, and emerging artists,” and also “local, national, and international artists.” So basically anything goes.
Written by exhibitioninquisition
September 21, 2009 at 9:04 AM
Tagged with acquisitions, African Banner, Allan McCollum, Öyvind Fahlström, Christian Marclay, Collecting History, Condensation Cube, Contemporary, CREMASTER3, Dog from Pompeii, frames, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hanne Darboven, Hans Hacke, highlights, John Baldessari, LACMA, Larry Bell, Lash Mat, Liz Larner, Louise Lawler, Lucy McKenzie, Luisa Lambri, Marlo Merz, Matthew Barney, MOCA, Nylon One, Office Baroque, Permanent Collection, Phantom Sighting, Pleasure More, Pompeii, Prostitution Notes, Richard Tuttle, Robert Huot, Ruben Ochoa, security camera, Suzanne Lacy, Tan Group #1-7, Valie Export