Food Trucks, Music Kick Off MOCA’s Summer Exhibition Series
May 23, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is kicking off their summer exhibitions opening with two new exhibitions, Planet of the Crepes and Kadooks serving up delicious food on the Plaza, cash bar featuring Borderland Brewing Company and music provided by DJ Buttafly. The festivities begin at on Saturday, May 25th from 6-8pm at MOCA, 265 S. Church Ave.
Kenneth Cooper Shorr, known by art authorities as a person of interest but not an interesting person, will be having a multi-personality exhibition at MOCA. Shore is showing recent work and or effluvium, depending on who’s talking. Shorn explores interstices of diverse media (video, digital and analog photography, collage, and a number of innovative and banned besmirching techniques). He will also debut his new video, “Chortles,” and share parts of his novella, “A History of Fog,” a unique blend of animation and film.
Short’s show, alternately titled “Depraved Indifference” or, in French, “Staring is Caring,” invites the viewer or empty nester to examine the seminal issues of our culture, or not. His work is timelessly topical but never trendy.
The Jewish Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Center for Creative Photography are just a few institutions that have acquired his work.
Another of MOCA’s upcoming summer season exhibitions is a special installation of Chico MacMurtrie’s Chrysalis. Chrysalis is the most recent installation of a series of inflatable architectural structures that uses robotics and innovative technology. Chico MacMurtrie and Amorphic Robot Works (ARW) pioneered the use of inflatable high tensile Tedlar fabric “skeletons,” whose engineering allows the rigid, inflated structures to approximate the qualities of muscle and bone. Chrysalis starts out as a lifeless, organic form suspended from the ceiling. As air enters into the fabric, the material begins to inflate, accompanied by the syncopated respiration of the air blower. As the organic form expands it reveals its geometric pattern analogous to those found in molecular architecture.