Grab a pen and mark your (2016) calendars – MOCA’s getting a killer exhibition celebrating 10 years of Hi-Fructose Magazine.
Season after season, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art continues to roll out stellar shows – the likes of which have included Barnaby Barford’s first U.S. solo show; “Andy Warhol: Portraits”; “Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project”; “Multiplicity”; and “Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception”, to name a few of my personal favorites. However far away it may seem, summer 2016 looks like it will be no exception.
The Museum recently announced that it will host a retrospective of one of the foremost art magazines of our time, Hi-Fructose Magazine. Celebrating, as Hi-Fructose says, “the art which transcends genre and trend,” the magazine is continually a source for some of the most innovative and thought-provoking art to be found within the pages of a magazine.
MOCA’s collaboration with Hi-Fructose comes in the form of “Turn The Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.” This partnership could not be more fitting – both institutions maintain a strong commitment to showing contemporary art of the highest quality, enlightening and engaging its viewers with every turn of the page or visit to the Museum.
Martin Wittfooth. Incantation. Oil on canvas, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
Shedding more light on what the retrospective will include, MOCA says:
“This multi-faceted exhibition will feature artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, painting, ceramics, and photography as well as interactive community outreach and satellite exhibitions.”
Hampton Roads is truly fortunate to have a show of this magnitude at MOCA – “Turn The Page” gives viewers the unique opportunity to see the pages of Hi-Fructose come alive on our own walls. While 2016 may seem like worlds away, it’s worth keeping this one on your radar.