Photos by Stefanie Keenan. Funder/Lender Dinner for Paul Pfeiffer and Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, November 9, 2023, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Two Exhibitions Now Open: PAUL PFEIFFER AND EDDIE RODOLFO APARICIOTHE – At The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA

On view through June 16, 2024

TWO EXHIBITIONS NOW OPEN: PAUL PFEIFFER AND EDDIE RODOLFO APARICIO

The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA

Visitor Information: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 and open Tuesday through Friday, 11am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am–6pm.

General admission to MOCA is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers. Tickets to special exhibitions, including Paul Pfeiffer: Prologue to the Story of the Birth of Freedom, are $18. Senior and Student tickets are $10. MOCA Members, children under 12, and EBT cardholders enter for free. 

2 Exhibits

PAUL PFEIFFER: PROLOGUE TO THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF FREEDOM
Photos by Stefanie Keenan. Funder/Lender Dinner for Paul Pfeiffer and Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, November 9, 2023, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Praised by Los Angeles Times as “extraordinarily compelling,” Paul Pfeiffer: Prologue to the Story of the Birth of Freedom surveys twenty-five years of the multi-disciplinary practice of artist Paul Pfeiffer (b. 1966, Honolulu, Hawaii; lives in New York). The first retrospective of the artist’s multi-disciplinary practice, the exhibition celebrates a pioneering artist known for his incisive work that interrogates ideas of spectacle, belonging and identity. Pfeiffer’s work deconstructs our fascination and obsession with celebrity culture, unpacking how collective consciousness is shaped and manipulated through his masterful editing of found footage.

MOCA FOCUS: EDDIE RODOLFO APARICIO
Photos by Stefanie Keenan. Funder/Lender Dinner for Paul Pfeiffer and Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, November 9, 2023, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

MOCA Focus: Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio is the first solo museum presentation of the work of Los Angeles–based artist Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio (b. 1990, Los Angeles). The exhibition features artworks dating from 2016 to the present and debuts three new large-scale sculptures specially commissioned for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Aparicio’s materially inventive practice is informed by the Salvadoran communities in Los Angeles in which he was raised, decolonialist discourse, and an approach to ecological justice as a form of social justice.

WHO

Paul Pfeiffer: Prologue to the Story of the Birth of Freedom is organized by Clara Kim, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Paula Kroll, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Lead support is provided by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Aileen Getty Foundation.

Major support is provided by MOCA Projects Council in honor of Mandy Einstein, and Jamie and Robert Soros.

Generous support is provided by  and 

Additional support is provided by Jam Acuzar and Christopher Ax, carlier | gebauer (Berlin/Madrid), Marcel Crespo, Thomas Dane Gallery, Eder-Zobel de Ayala Family, Jill and Peter Kraus, Elaine Forsgate Marden, Amy and John Phelan, Anton Ramos, Maria Taniguchi, and Fernando Zobel de Ayala.

Supporters of the exhibition catalogue include The Katherine S. Marmor Award and the Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley.

This exhibition is carbon calculated. The museum reduced greenhouse gas emissions through planning efforts and balanced the remaining emissions through Strategic Climate Fund donations. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.

Organized by Curator Anna Katz with Curatorial Assistant Anastasia Kahn, MOCA FOCUS: Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio marks the relaunch of the MOCA Focus series, which presents an artist’s first solo museum show in Los Angeles and centers on new or discrete bodies of work.

Major support is provided by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund and the MOCA Environmental Council.

Additional support is provided by the Sherman Family Foundation and 

Publication support is provided by the Nimoy Fund for Emerging Artists.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Jordan S. Goodman + The Goodman Family Foundation and The Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation.

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November 20, 2023
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