MOCA inspires new ways of thinking through the cultivation, interpretation and exhibition of cutting-edge art of our time.
MOCA inspira formas nuevas del pensamiento por medio de la cultivación, interpretación, y exhibición del arte innovador de nuestro tiempo.
Chico MacMurtrie: Chrysalis
Chico MacMurtrie’s Chrysalis is the most recent installation of a series of inflatable architectural structures that uses robotics and innovative technology. 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.
The production of Chrysalis has been facilitated by the generous donation of the high tensile strength CTF3 fabric and technological support by Cubic Tech, Mesa, Arizona. Additional support comes from Robert and Estellean Wick and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Ken Shorr: Action Through Redaction
Action Through Redaction chronicles SHorr’s pratice from the late 1970s to the present. Shorr’s forays into the dark psyche of corporate and government bureaucratic culture are by turns brilliant, highly amusing and oftentimes downright terrifying in their ability to shed light on power and its inevitable abuses. He humorously exposes the hypocrisy and absurdity of institutional complexity and power through a variety of media: photography, film, video, installation and sculpture.
Downtown visitors, please note: there will be several road closures in the downtown area beginning April 2012. Please click on the link “Map and Directions” (located to the left) for more information about parking and street closures downtown.
MOCA is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, and its members and patrons.