Contemporary Art Review LA

Review of The Art of Our Time at MOCA Grand, by Evan Moffitt, September 23, 2015

When Helen Molesworth came to Los Angeles this year to replace Paul Schimmel as MOCA’s Chief Curator, many lauded her arrival as the museum’s saving grace. Her brilliant reinstallation of the permanent collection is proof that they were right. Molesworth breathes life into art that long felt staid and historicized. In the south galleries, which opened several months ago, Alberto Giacommetti’s male and female figures—who formerly stood side-by-side like an emotionally starved American Gothic—now face off, forming a dramatic double axis for opposition of Joan Mitchell and Lee Krasner and their more famous male AbEx contemporaries: Kline, de Kooning, and Pollock.

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