Experience 31:


September 17, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Over the last five decades, Cuban artists have used video art to explore the sociological, anthropological, political, spiritual and cultural realities of the island and its purposeful isolation. The artists explore a country torn by forces such as love and hate, desire and neglect, isolation and receptiveness, as well as western and eastern ideologies. Hope will highlight how a country full of contradictions became one of the most interesting places for the creation of contemporary art, and new media art [...]

2018-03-05T16:57:25+00:00 September 7th, 2017|
Experience 29:


June 11 - August 27, 2017

A noema is the object, or content, of a thought. But can we see the content of thought? Yes. Throughout history we’ve made many pictures of these ‘thought-objects’, often calling them ‘diagrams’. But the story of the diagram is quite different from the traditional history of art. Because they escape easy categorization, diagrams are everywhere, in corporate boardrooms and schools, in sports, dance and warfare, in art, philosophy, science, magic and everything in between. Instead of likeness, the diagram pursues [...]

2018-03-02T14:17:44+00:00 March 29th, 2017|
Experience 27:


March 05 - May 21, 2017

Experience 27 is about you, the citizens of El Segundo, as you celebrate our city’s 100th anniversary. And it is about you, visitors from all parts of the world, coming to LA. ELSEGUNDISSIMO* will be a crowd-sourced Experience, based on your feedback. What could be done better in our city? What are the sore spots, the sticking points, the areas that need improvement? How can we strengthen the connection between the east and west sides of Sepulveda? Whatever you can think [...]

2018-02-28T14:24:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|
Experience 25:


October 16th, 2016 until February 12th, 2017

Putting a name to a face can sometimes be a challenge. But seeing intelligence through a face? ESMoA is opening eyes to the under-appreciated phenomena of typology in art through portraiture of some of the sharpest intellects of our time with Experience 25: BRAIN, featuring iconic works of photographer Peter Badge exploring the faces of Nobel Prize recipients. The study of “types” is often used in reference to distinct disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and more. ESMoA’s Art Experience 25 proposes [...]

2017-07-17T16:45:27+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|
Experience 23:


June 05 - September 25, 2016

MATTER aims to stimulate curiosity about the myths of life. Mythology and science have historically been intertwined, as people throughout time have used mythology to understand the natural world. The new ESMoA Experience explores the convergence of mythology and modern science, with its constantly changing theories, through the eyes of young German artist Michael Sistig. In his first solo show in the United States, Sistig will invite us to take a glimpse into his approach of negotiating modern science through [...]

2017-07-17T17:00:51+00:00 April 13th, 2016|
Experience 21:


February 21 - May 22, 2016

What is the point of making plans if the future is uncertain? By what process do we lay out a day’s, a month’s, or a year’s agenda even while knowing that mere coincidence may blow it apart like dandelion seeds in the breeze? And once we actually make a plan, do we stick with it, whatever the consequences, or do we improvise, come what may? PLAN juxtaposes rare artworks and artifacts from Eastern Europe with artworks by Egon Schiele, Odilon [...]

2016-09-15T12:47:10+00:00 November 21st, 2015|
Experience 19:


October 11 - January 31, 2016

The magic of the LA art scene over the last four decades: portraits of artists in their studios by photographer Jim McHugh and a selection of original artworks by these artists. The exhibition is curated by Edward Goldman, Host of KCRW’s “Art Talk”. [...]

2016-09-16T11:05:57+00:00 October 11th, 2015|
Experience 17:


June 7 - September 27, 2015

STUDIO marked the first exhibition of the work of acclaimed German artist Norbert Tadeusz (1940 – 2011) in Los Angeles and on the West Coast. Spanning the entire career of the prolific painter and draftsman, STUDIO presented about 30 paintings of mostly monumental scale. [...]

2016-09-16T11:08:08+00:00 June 26th, 2015|
Experience 15:


February 22 - May 24, 2015

SPARK explored the ways we feel inspiration. It followed the path from being inspired to inspiring others, from the first nanosecond of electric impulse that bursts in the brain – a.k.a., an “idea” – to the birth of a work in the outside world. [...]

2016-10-26T14:44:22+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|
Experience 14:

ADN Guardhouse

November 14 - 23, 2014

Beginning in September 2014, the ADN GUARDHOUSE travelled to Berlin’s sister city Los Angeles to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall where it was on view in various locations throughout Los Angeles County, including ESMoA, in cooperation with the Wende Museum in Culver City. [...]

2016-09-16T11:20:55+00:00 November 14th, 2014|