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RETNA: Para Mi Gente

4/21/2013 - 8/16/2013
Center for Cultural Fluency
MOCA- 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA

Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival


Hours: Please refer to the website for current museum hours.

Price: General Admission $12.00, Students $7.00

Description: MOCA presents RETNA: Para mi gente, a site-specific installation on view at MOCA Grand Avenue. Los Angeles-based artist RETNA has a created an extensive environment inside the MOCA galleries, employing his sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy, and illuminated script, which mirrors his sprawling public murals. Drawing upon Egyptian, Arabic, Hebrew, Old English, East Asian, and Native American typographies, RETNA has crafted his own lexicon and visual vocabulary that speaks to larger world histories and cross-cultural commonalities. The installation features two large-scale murals, Para mi gente, los pintores de mi alma (For my people, the Painters of our Spirit) and The falcon, before and after.