The Underground Museum: Non-Fiction

Featuring work from the permanent collection of MOCA LA by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Deana Lawson, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker

Los Angeles, CA

March 2016 – May 2017

Incubator Grant

Founded by the late visionary artist and curator Noah Davis, and artists Karon Davis and Khalil Joseph, The Underground Museum is a 6,000 square foot nonprofit exhibition space located in West Adams/Crenshaw, Los Angeles, whose mission is to showcase world-class art to diverse, underserved and at-risk communities, free of charge. VIA Art Fund’s grant will support the production of the year-long upcoming exhibition Non-Fiction, as well as community programs, artist-led workshops and a publication. Non-Fiction will include work by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Deana Lawson, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

An innovative platform for arts and community, the Underground Museum is expanding its presence in South Central Los Angeles as an important gathering place for local children and families. Through a pioneering partnership with MOCA LA, upcoming exhibitions will draw upon such diverse works from the MOCA collection by artists such as James Turrell, Elsworth Kelly, Nancy Spero, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marlene Dumas, Martin Kippenberger, Luc Tuymans, and more.

To learn more, visit The Underground Museum.

Installation view of Non-fiction, March 2016–March 2017 at The Underground Museum, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Justin Lubliner