Exhibition organizer and MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon discusses Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States alongside a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.
CREDITS Creative Director: Emma Reeves Video: Sadie Strangio Music: Blind Mammoth
This playlist presents video highlights of Step and Repeat, the multi-disciplinary program of performance art, music, comedy, and poetry, held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA over four nights in 2014.
Artists, curators and academics bring you their favorite Youtube videos and the stories behind their choices. Featuring Chris Johanson, Gary Baseman, Jim Drain, Peggy Noland, Cindy Bernard, Shepard Fairey, Zackary Drucker, Bettina Korek, Dawn Kasper, Julian Hoeber, Skip Arnold, RISK, Bec Stupak, Dilly Gent, Brooke Candy, Brendan Fowler, Dean Spunt, Randy Bennett, Matthew Higgs, Susan Bright and many others.