Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Broad Wins in Los Angeles

That seems to have ended pretty much the way everyone thought it would.  The great story here, though, is the way that artists, curators, and the public seemed to work together throughout December in a united front.  The group included Andrea Fraser, Katie Grinnan, Martin Kersels, Alexis Smith, Jennifer Steinkamp, and James Welling, among others. Two comments:

Eli Broad in Los Angeles on Tuesday:
“Today is a great day — it’s really the rebirth of MOCA. We’ve known for years that MOCA loves L.A., but today we know that L.A. loves MOCA as well.”
Cindy Bernard in response:
“It’s like President Bush at 5 p.m. on a Friday making major announcements,” Ms. Bernard said. “It undercuts our ability to have a real discussion, and it underscores MOCA’s lack of transparency.”