New MOCA Exhibit Open With Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, and More

by Alex Munoz

Two 1930’s French women engaged in hidden romantic exchange at a nightclub. A tight, loving embrace in the midst of a volatile relationship. These moments along with hundreds more from MOCA’s extensive photo collection are being celebrated at the new Grand Avenue exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin.

The collection contains works from leading visual artists of the 20th century including the titular Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, and Brassaï, to provide an honest peek into some of the most influential human moments of community captured on film.

Alongside these voices in the space are Jackson Pollock’s piece Number 1, 1949: A Conservation Treatment, and dynamic contemporary artist Lauren Halsey. A Los Angeles native, Halsey has built a neo-pop art cave installation that explores the experience of black culture in South Central. Located at 250 South Grand Ave near the famous Disney Concert Hall, the legendary champions of outsiders – and the new voices to add to our growing ideas about community – are on display for $15 until September 3rd (hours on the Grand Avenue page on the MOCA website).