Optic Nerve Festival


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Optic Nerve juror and Hammer Museum Curator Aram Moshayedi with artist and Optic Nerve finalist Yunyi Yi, MOCA Curator and Interim Director Alex Gartenfeld, Optic Nerve artist/finalists Samatha Harmon and Juwon Lee Optic Nerve juror and Hammer Museum Curator Aram Moshayedi with artist and Optic Nerve finalist Yunyi Yi, MOCA Curator and Interim Director Alex Gartenfeld, Optic Nerve artist/finalists Samatha Harmon and Juwon Lee

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MOCA has selected Takeshi Murata’s Shiboogi for the museum’s permanent collection. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the museum’s annual Optic Nerve Festival. The series featured 14 innovative finalists, short videos selected from an international open call.

Since the founding of the Optic Nerve Festival in 2000, the series has screened works by over 230 artists, many of them exhibiting their work publicly for the first time. This is the first year artists from outside the US were invited to participate in the call.

Photos by Manny Hernandez


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