LA Weekly wanted to talk to young folks in the LA art world about all the craziness going on at MOCA, and they talked to my dear friend Corrie. She had great things to say:
Corrie Siegel, 27, co-director of Actual Size:
I believe in the integrity of Los Angeles. I believe people are looking for content. Blockbuster exhibitions and sensational events are great, but it’s a disservice to the institution and the people it pulls in if there is not an opportunity to engage more deeply with the subject matter. When museums are at their best they are alive, they give the work they exhibit a voice and let it speak with the visitors that encounter it. The arts are flourishing all over Los Angeles — in storefronts, museums, apartment spaces, pop-up stores, on the web and all the cracks between. It’s because of the innovation, excitement, generosity, thoughtful attention, critical discourse and collaboration of individuals that Los Angeles is such a dynamic city and art capital. This is the great decentralized place that fostered artists who took history and institutional constructs into their own hands to form MOCA, and this is the place that can fix MOCA.