Coinciding with our twentieth anniversary, MOCA presents If You Stay Busy You Have No Time to be Unhappy, an exhibition of work by over eighty artists showcasing a diversity of mediums, materials, sizes, and creative backgrounds. Selections are stylistically varied, encompassing figurative and abstract paintings, photographs, drawings, text pieces, sculptures, ceramics, furniture, and boundary-defying objects. Staged at a historical moment of uncertainty and upheaval, the exhibition asks questions that are important and relevant in 2017. The curatorial assemblage provides a living record of a vibrant past, present, and future and invites conversation between museum and community, between works of art, between artists, and the art world in general.
Image: Jessica James Lansdon, Sale (Exterior), from Made in Tucson, Born in Tucson, Live in Tucson, MOCA Tucson, 2010