January 12 – June 30, 2012
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
This selection of MOLAA’s Permanent Collection will explore memory and desire in relation to a real or imagined space and place. The works by Félix González-Torres titled Nowhere Better Than This Place, and Somewhere Better Than This Place, 1989-90, serve as introduction to this idea, giving the exhibition its title. These prints by González-Torres are statements of longing for a place that existed in the past, is ceasing to exist, is about to exist or never existed. Anywhere Better Than This Place includes works on paper, photography, sculpture, installations and videos about spaces or landscapes that could trigger a memory or challenge the imagination.
Anywhere Better Than This Place: Selections from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection is curated by Selene Preciado. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, Arts Council for Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach. Media support is provided by KCRW.
Mario Opazo (Colombia, b. 1969)
Territorio fugitivo / Fugitive Territory, 2006
Digital video installation on DVD; 2:08 min.
Gift of the artist