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MOCA Geffen Contemporary

Exhibition Detail
An Epitaph for Civil Rights
152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

October 1st, 2011 - February 13th, 2012
Civil Tapestries , Theaster GatesTheaster Gates, Civil Tapestries ,
2011 , Decomissioned fire hoses and wood , 48" x 123" x 4"
© Courtesy of the Artist and MOCA Geffen Contemporary
downtown/east la
213.626.6222 (general)
Mon 11-5; Thu 11-8; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 11-6; closed Tue-Wed
sculpture, installation, mixed-media

The first West Coast solo museum exhibition from Chicago-based artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, this presentation of mixed-media sculptures and installation works uses a Black non-aesthetic to explore urban blight and the potency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 1963, when hundreds of demonstrators were violently hazed by the county's police and fire departments.

Theaster Gates: An Epitaph for Civil Rights is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Generous support is provided by Linda and Paul Gotskind and Lyndon and Janine Barrois.

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