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Laura Owens Installation View 48

Installation view of Laura Owens, November 11, 2018–March 25, 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

What is Contemporary? Suzanne Hudson and Laura Owens in Conversation


Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens and art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson discuss the landscape of painting in our city. Part of MOCA’s new series about contemporaneity in art, their discussion explores this moment in Los Angeles as particularly rich for painting. The city’s wealth of art schools and the support of collecting institutions have made this city a verdant place for contemporary art in general and for Owens’s painting practice in particular.

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