Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works

Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 6-9 pm

Artist Talk, MOCA Grand Avenue, Jan 8, 3 pm

Book Release Party, REDCAT, Jan 8, 5 pm

For this project, Damían Ortega will present The Beetle Trilogy as well as develop a new work that expands on his fascination with conceptual practice, social organization, and humor. In collaboration with the exhibition at REDCAT, MOCA will present The Cosmic Thing, the first episode of The Beetle Trilogy, created in 2002 and featured in the Venice Biennale that same year. In addition to new work, REDCAT will present documentation of the two remaining components of the trilogy: Moby Dick, a heroic action involving the artist's Beetle, a live band, ropes and pulleys, and Beetle '83 Escarabajo, a ritual return to the vehicle's place of birth.

Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works is a collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. REDCAT's exhibition and publication are made possible by the generous support of La Colección Jumex. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, White Cube, London, kurimanzutto, and CONACULTA. MOCA's presentation is made possible by the Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art and Mandy and Clifford J. Einstein.

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