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An Epitaph for Civil Rights

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Civil Tapestries , 2011 Decomissioned Fire Hoses and Wood 48" X 123" X 4" © Courtesy of the Artist and MOCA Geffen Contemporary
An Epitaph for Civil Rights

152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
October 1st, 2011 - February 13th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.moca.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
PHONE:  
213.626.6222 (general)
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon 11-5; Thu 11-8; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 11-6; closed Tue-Wed
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

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.