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Each piece in the MooM’s collections holds a unique message and style to be considered by the viewer, offering a
historical reference to the diversity of art within the present time.This is truly a growing tribute to the
talent and creativity we find in.

Each piece in the MooM’s collections holds a unique message and style to be considered by the viewer, offering a historical reference to the diversity of art within the present time.This is truly a growing tribute to the talent and creativity we find in.

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Exhibitions a year

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Artists

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Conversation: Michael Brewster

   Joshua Hashemzadeh: I know we have discussed in length how much of Los Angeles’s artistic legacy has been overlooked through the decades and it seems that curators, collectors, and academics are just now starting to unearth and appreciate the stories behind some of the city’s great artists and spaces, one of which being the …

Conversation: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Previous Next Emily Jones : Chris I haven’t seen you in person for a while because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but I was able to visit your show recently and really enjoyed it. Can you tell me where you got the idea for the title of your show?Chris Rivas : The title “40 Days and 40 …

Spotlight: Jane Brucker

Jane Brucker, LOST (detail), clothespins and buttons, photograph by Brian Forrest. Maxine Sakai : LOST (2006-), Spiritual Furniture (1996-), and Objects (1996-), are all currently ongoing projects. What is your process for considering a found object’s inclusion in one of these installations?Jane Brucker : My studio has a huge collection of objects, trinkets, family photos, …

Revisited: Absence & Distance

   Joshua Hashemzadeh: 코로나로 인해 점점 불확실해지는 이 시기를 잘 보내고 계시길 바랍니다. 코로나19 이후 현재 작업실은 어떤 상황인지 궁금합니다. 그리고 작가님의 plain-air-painting과 야외 퍼포먼스(야외사생) 작업에 코로나가 어떤 영향을 미쳤나요? I hope you’re able to maintain some level of normalcy in these increasingly uncertain times. I’m curious what your studio practice looks like today and …

Conversation (live): Aaron Sandnes

COLLABORATORS JOSHUA HASHEMZADEH Aaron Sandness ADDITIONAL CONTENT Yesterday-TomorrowJuan Capistran, Rakeem Cunningham, Aaron Sandnes, & Taravat Talepasand | March 21 – April 25, 2020

Conversation: BAD Summer

    Joshua Hashemzadeh: At a time when we are perpetually bombarded with digital imagery how do you aim to engage audiences within a physical space? What are the challenges with presenting work as a virtual representation or reproduced image, versus displaying objects in the traditional gallery or storefront setting?     끊임없이 디지털 이미지에 노출 받는 …

Conversation: Gegerboyo

Chris Rivas : Your artist group got its name “Gegerboyo” from the protective lava dome at Mount Merapi. How was your group introduced to the story of this dome protecting Merapi residents from volcano eruptions?아티스트 그룹의 이름 “Gegerboyo”는 메라피 산에 있는 용암을 보호하는 돔에서 이름을 얻었습니다. Merapi주민들을 화산 폭발로부터 보호하는 이 돔의 이야기를 어떻게 사용하게되었습니까?Gegerboyo …

Revisited: Absence & Distance

Previous Next Joshua Hashemzadeh : 아티스트와 갤러리 모두 불확실한 미래에 대한 해결책을 찾고 있는 요즘, 작가님의 작업실은 현재 어떠한 상황이고 작업실 너머의 바깥 세상과는 어떻게 소통하고 있는지 궁금합니다.With artists and galleries alike trying to find ways to navigate a rather uncertain future, I wonder what your studio practice looks like today and how you’re interacting …

Conversation (Live): Artist Dialogue

https://youtu.be/mstxgEy2-k4In the first conversation in the series, New Delhi artist Mithu Sen and Brooklyn artist Jaishri Abichandani compare notes on their feminist upbringings in 1970s India with curator Anuradha Vikram. They reflect on the different contexts of their artistic training in India and in the United States, finding support for radical art practices, and choosing …

Spotlight: Han Youngsoo

Virginia Moon : Han Youngsoo (1933–1999) was, in many ways, considered a street photographer, capturing serendipitous moments, as opposed to a photographer who was trying to create art with a camera. He came from a very wealthy family given that he owned multiple Leica cameras in the years following the Korean War (1950–53), one of …

Conversation (Live): Artist Dialogue

https://youtu.be/CoZ2aAOxOMQIn this conversation, Los Angeles artist Shinique Smith and Yogyakarta artist Mella Jaarsma discuss overlaps in their approaches to using materials, people, and ritual in their works with curator Anuradha Vikram. Topics include learning to make and dye textiles, researching colonial histories and economic dependencies between nations, and working with the body, their own and …

Conversation: Rakeem Cunningham

Joshua Hashemzadeh : Rakeem I’ve known you for some time and have gotten to see how you balance an artistic practice as a photographer with your curatorial involvement with Monte Vista Projects, and your professional life as a gallerist. I think you’d agree that it can be rewarding being able to shift between things like …

Spotlight: Park Rehyun

Installation view of Glory (1966-67) In this essay art critic and curator, Andy St. Louis, reviews the Park Rehyun: Triple Interpreter exhibition on display at MMCA Deoksugung in Seoul. The following photos are credited to Andy St. Louis.Retrospective exhibitions these days tend to be rather staid affairs, aspiring to please the greatest number of visitors …

Conversation (live): Chandraguptha Thenuwara

https://youtu.be/xFS8KBegWT4Susan Baik sits down with Chandraguptha Thenuwara, an artist turn activist whose body of work is dedicated to exposing political corruption in Sri Lanka. In 1997 the artist began presenting his self-curated memorial exhibitions, presented on 23 July every year to commemorate ‘Black July’. The exhibitions began with a series of work titled Barrelism, his response to the change …

Conversation (Live): Artist Dialogue

https://youtu.be/kj5-9PR9gB0Artists Elana Mann and Jiha Moon discuss overlaps and divergences in their artistic approaches as well as their experiences as parents and educators or community organizers in the arts. They discuss the influence of their culturally rich backgrounds and everyday experiences of cross-cultural interaction on their work. Attention is paid to each artist’s distinct approach …

Spotlight: Elana Mann, “Unidentified Bright Objects”

Previous Next Artist Statement: The Unidentified Bright Objects (UBO) series is an ongoing body of work dedicated to exploring sound in sites of protest. The maracas began pragmatically, as an easy and portable way for me to add noise and clatter to the marches and rallies I was attending. The series continues to evolve, as …

Revisited: Gayan Prageeth

Chris Rivas :  Can you tell me how your bucket series talks about the political history in Sri Lanka and Black July?양동이 시리즈가 스리랑카와 블랙 7월의 정치 역사에 대해 어떻게 이야기 하는지 말씀해 주시겠습니까?Gayan Prageeth : The racial conflict that commenced on July 23, 1983, is commonly known as Black July. During these riots, people …

Conversation: Semblance | Sunshine

Previous Next Semblance | Sunshine, on view at the Torrance Art Museum through August 29, 2020, traces the material and aesthetic influence of post-war Los Angeles on minimalist art within Southern California from the 1960s to today. SFAI caught up with, Joshua Hossain Hashemzadeh (BFA Painting, 2015), co-curator of the exhibition, to discuss the concept, …

Conversation (Live): Artist Dialogue

https://youtu.be/Sgv5frYs9OAArtists Elliott Hundley and Entang Wiharso discuss the commonalities in their works, which explore contemporary political, social, cultural, and religious myths. Painter Hundley discusses the influence of literary references in his work and his approach to creating two-dimensional space in individual works and installations. Mixed media artist Wiharso describes the conditions of his early practice …

Spotlight: Park Kyung Ryul

https://youtu.be/r9fRKme7LE41. 박경률 <왼쪽 회화>전 소개1. <To Counterclockwise>, Park Kyung Ryul이번 전시 ‘왼쪽회화전’에서 작가는 스스로가 규정하고 있는 조각적 회화의 특징인 운동성 그리고 시간성의 개념을 전시 공간 안에서 적극적으로 실험하고 있는데요.Through <To Counterclockwise>, the artist actively experiments with the concept of temporality and motility–both being distinct features of sculptural painting–as defined by the artist herself.왼쪽은 공간물리적 개념이고, …

Revisited: Jinju Lee

Maxine Sakai : Much of your content subverts traditional ideas of space and perspective, such as in Full (2011) and Conversation of All Those Whose Lips are Sealed (2012). Along with this, the material you paint on further diverts from conventional methods of presentation. What is your inspiration for this manipulation of space and unique …

Spotlight: Minjung Kim

Installation of Timeless (2020). Courtesy Gallery Hyundai. In this essay art critic and curator, Andy St. Louis, reviews Minjung Kim 김민정: Timeless at Gallery Hyundai in Seoul and Minjung Kim’s solo exhibition at the Hill Foundation in New York.Classifying the art practice of Minjung Kim (b.1962) is no easy task. Fusing techniques of Eastern ink …

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Professional Team of Curators

The role that curators play, like the art they care for, is constantly evolving. As culture shifts, moving with changes in the social and political landscape or technological innovations so does the art being produced

Assistant Curator

Louis Toadvine

Lead curator

Oedipa Mass

Artist resident

Tyrone Di Presso