Before MOCA: Two Artists’ Perspectives of Los Angeles in the 1970s
William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg
In Conversation with Carole Ann Klonarides
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7:00 PM
MOCA GRAND AVENUE
250 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Join longtime friends and peers William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg for a conversation with independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides about their experiences making and presenting work in the 1970s, during the formative years of L.A.’s contemporary art world.
William Leavitt’s installation Warp Engines was recently on view at LA>.
Allen Ruppersberg’s solo exhibition You and Me or the Art of Give and Take is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through December 19, 2009. http://www.smmoa.org/index.php/exhibitions/details/219
Both Leavitt and Ruppersberg will be included in MOCA’s 30th anniversary exhibition Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, which opens on November 15, 2009. http://www.moca.org/
Carole Ann Klonarides is an independent curator, writer and consultant for artists and nonprofit art organizations. She is currently working with West of Rome Public Art, a nomadic nonprofit public art organization in Los Angeles, whose next project is "A Voyage of Growth and Discovery," a collaborative sculpture and video installation by Mike Kelley and Michael Smith.
This event at MOCA is presented by X-TRA, Los Angeles' longest running contemporary art journal, as part of our public programming initiative. Subscription specials and back issues will be available at the event, and our editors will be in attendance.
This event is FREE of charge.
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