If you’re a fan of contemporary art then you know that Virginia MOCA and Hi-Fructose Magazine are the perfect union to bring some amazing, vibrant work to Hampton Roads.
This weekend at MOCA “Turn the Page: the First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” will debut with a broad spectrum of artwork from over 50 artists on all kinds of mediums from magazines to computer screens to the walls of our Virginia Beach museum.
You’ll be immersed in a vibrant environment designed to create an awareness and renewed interest in the importance of contemporary art.
A highlight of the exhibition will happen June 16th. Internationally renowned crochet artist Olek has been working with local students and community members to create a large scale crochet project that will hang publicly and stay up through August.
Artists include: AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Barnaby Barford, Beth Cavener, Brian Dettmer, Brian McCarty, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Erwin Wurm, Femke Hiemstra, Fulvio Di Piazza, Gary Taxali, Gehard Demetz, Greg “Craola” Simkins, James Jean, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jeff Soto, Jennybird Alcantara, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kate MacDowell, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kevin Cyr, Kris Kuksi, Lisa Nilsson, Marco Mazzoni, Marion Peck, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, MARS-1, Martin Wittfooth, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Parra, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Scott Hove, Scott Musgrove, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tiffany Bozic, Tim Biskup, Todd Schorr, Tracey Snelling, Travis Louie, Victor Castillo, Wayne White, Wim Delvoye, and Yoshitomo Nara.
So mark your calendars! It starts on Saturday night with A Full Moon Menagerie, the opening night celebration. On Sunday at 2 p.m. you can attend a Q&A with the founders of Hi-Fructose and Virginia MOCA Curator, Heather Hakimzadeh. If you can’t make it out this weekend, don’t worry! You have until the end of the year to check out the new exhibition!