Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Public Offerings

The Museum of Contemporary Art | MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
April 1–July 29, 2001

Helter Skelter, Part Two? Initially planned as a sociological inquiry into the impact of art schools on the contemporary scene, Paul Schimmel’s latest curatorial scoop has metastasized into nothing short of a sprawling overview of the ’90s. London, New York, Berlin, and Tokyo have joined the lineup of pedagogical pressure points. Now, alongside the ubiquitous Jorge Pardo and Diana Thater, we can consider such figures as Renée Green, Manfred Pernice, and Takashi Murakarni—all relatively young artists who hit it big, fast. Some key shows will be reproduced in full, others not. Hackles are sure to be raised re: arbitrariness and favoritism—then again, it’s all part and parcel of this difficult decade.