These videos are amazing. Check them out before the show closes.
CAI GUO-QIANG: SKY LADDER
Through September 3, 2012
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
James Benning, casting a glance, 2007, still from a color and sound 16mm film, 80 minutes.
James Benning’s casting a glance and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty
Thursday, July 12, 7pm
MOCA GRAND AVENUE
Coinciding with the exhibition, ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974, Los Angeles Filmforum presents a program of films around Robert Smithson’s seminal earthwork, Spiral Jetty. Smithson’s own film, Spiral Jetty(1970), explores the complex gyre of ideas and associations that inform the creation of the 1,500-foot coil while James Benning’s casting a glance (2007) bears witness to the work over time. “Map[ping] the Jetty back onto its 37-year history,” Benning’s film patiently records the artwork interacting with the environment, documenting the effects of light and time upon it.
James Benning will introduce the evening’s program.
$12 general admission
FREE for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members
INFO 213 621 1745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleven Heavy Things | 07.23.11 – 10.23.11
MOCA Pacific Design Center
“This exhibition from artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July features a series of 11 sculptures that encourage viewer interaction in the Pacific Design Center Plaza. The cast fiberglass, steel-lined pieces include pedestals to stand on, tablets fashioned with holes for body parts, and freestanding abstract headdresses. The work was first exhibited in a garden within Giardino delle Vergini for the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2009, and at Union Square Park in New York in 2010.”