Murakami Going, Going, Almost Gone
I woke this morning with a start (yes, a start!) and realized that I might, maybe, (oh my gosh did I?) have missed the Murakami exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. When a huge exhibit opens I either hit it on opening weekend or I wait it out. I wait until all the newspaper reviews have faded, I wait until the crowds have thinned, I wait until people are over it and have moved on to something else.
This tactic allows me to avoid the crowds, avoid what everyone said was good about the exhibit and not. It allows me to appreciate the art and the whole vibe on my own, without all those loud voices in my head telling me what to think of the art, what to think of the installation, what to see first, and so on.
It's a good plan. Wait so long you miss the crowds. The one fatal flaw with this plan? You're guaranteed to miss the crowds if you forget to see the show before it closes! There are three more days - this Saturday, Sunday and Monday - to check this exhibit out before the fantastical pop colors of Murakami are whisked off to another museum on another shore. Go check it out and enjoy. Just, you know, keep your distance.
Murakami Exhibit @
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Photo by BitBoy via Flickr