artists & participants

Vito AcconciFranz AckermannAnsel AdamsPeter AlexanderMax AlmyLaurie AndersonDiane ArbusRichard ArtschwagerEugène AtgetJohn BaldessariRudolf BaranikJean-Michel BasquiatRomare BeardenLarry BellBilly Al BengstonWallace BermanJoseph BeuysChris BurdenDaniel BurenVictor BurginScott BurtonDavid ByrneJohn CageLouis CaneJohn ChamberlainBruce Charlesworth Chiho AoshimaSue CoeRobbie ConalBruce ConnerRobert CrumbImogen CunninghamStuart DavisWillem De KooningDaniel DezeuzeRineke DijkstraMarcel DuchampMarlene DumasCarroll DunhamSam DurantNicole EisenmanMax ErnstWalker EvansÖyvind FahlströmJean FautrierLyonel FeiningerJudy FiskinDan FlavinTerry FoxSam FrancisRobert FrankHelen FrankenthalerIsa GenzkenAlberto Giacometti Gilbert & GeorgeNan GoldinLeon GolubFelix Gonzalez-TorresArshile Gorky Gran FuryToni Grand Group Material Guerrilla GirlsHans HaackeRichard HamiltonRachel HarrisonGeorge HermsEva HesseLewis HineThomas HirschhornDavid HockneyJim HodgesRoni HornRobert IrwinRon JanowichAlfred JensenJasper JohnsRay JohnsonDonald JuddWassily KandinskyAllan KaprowOn KawaraJerry KearnsMike KelleyEllsworth KellyJoanne KellyAnselm KieferEdward KienholzYves KleinFranz KlineMartin KobeJeff KoonsPaul KosBarbara KrugerRobert KushnerSuzanne LacyDorothea LangeFernand LegerLes LevineHelen LevittSol LeWittRoy LichtensteinDonald LipskiMorris LouisMary LucierKim MacconnelLeo MaletEdouard ManetPiero ManzoniBrice MardenTom MarioniAgnes MartinGeorges MathieuHenri MatisseRoberto MattaGordon Matta-ClarkPaul McCarthyJohn McCrackenAna MendietaPiet MondrianDave MullerElizabeth MurrayWangechi MutuBruce NaumanLouise NevelsonBarnett NewmanCady Noland OHOHelio OiticicaClaes OldenburgCatherine OpieGabriel OrozcoEric OrrBernard PagesNam June PaikGina PaneRaymond PettibonJudy PfaffPablo PicassoJean-Pierre PinceminHowardena PindellLari PittmanSigmar PolkeJackson PollockKen PriceRichard PrinceNeo RauchRobert RauschenbergAd ReinhardtJason RhoadesGerhard RichterFaith RinggoldLarry RiversJames RosenquistMartha RoslerMimmo RotellaMark RothkoAllen RuppersbergEd RuschaRobert RymanBetye SaarDavid SalleLucas SamarasMiriam SchapiroJulian SchnabelKurt SchwittersJill ScottJim ShawCindy ShermanDavid SmithArt SpiegelmanFrank StellaMay StevensAlfred StieglitzHiroshi SugimotoSkip SweeneyMark TanseyAntoni TapiesHerve TelemaqueFred TomaselliJames TurrellRichard TuttleCy TwomblyVincent van GoghWoody Vasulka & SteinaEdin VelezClaude ViallatBill ViolaPeter VoulkosKara WalkerAndy WarholMatthias WeischerFranz WestEdward WestonDoug WheelerSue WilliamsRobert WilsonAndrea Zittel 

curator

press release

MOCA's First Thirty Years
30 Works for 30 Years

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), unveils Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, the largest comprehensive installation to date of its renowned permanent collection. MOCA's collection, which numbers nearly 6,000 works dating from 1939 to the present day, is internationally regarded as one of the most important collections of postwar art in the world. While works from the collection have been seen in over 100 thematic exhibitions at MOCA since the museum's founding in 1979, the new installation will make a significant portion of the collection accessible to the public on an long-term basis. The layout of Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years will be chronological, providing a comprehensive history of the last 70 years of contemporary art and touching on every significant movement and development during this period. Filling the galleries at both of MOCA's downtown Los Angeles locations, the installation will occupy 24,000 square feet of exhibition space at MOCA Grand Avenue with works dating from 1939 through 1980, and an additional 26,000 square feet of exhibition space at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with works dating from 1980 to the present. Geographical as well as ideological overlaps and distinctions will be highlighted, and a mix of well established and lesser-known artists will be featured. Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years will include works in various media by Diane Arbus, Chris Burden, Willem de Kooning, Öyvind Fahlström, Alberto Giacometti, Nan Goldin, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Franz Kline, Paul McCarthy, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Antoni Tàpies, among many other artists.

Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years is presented by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation; Anonymous; Maria and Bill Bell; The Suzanne M. Nora Johnson and David G. Johnson Foundation; Ovation TV, the Official Network Partner of MOCA; Yannick Mathieu and Kimberly Chang; and The MOCA Contemporaries.

In-kind media support is provided by Los Angeles magazine and 89.9 KCRW FM.