Launched October 1, 2012, MOCAtv is a new, contemporary art video channel, developed as a digital extension of the education and exhibition programming of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. MOCAtv is the first and only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube's Original Channels and is part of YouTube Education, a collection of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from math to science, history to geography. MOCAtv presents both curated and original videos to inform, educate and engage a global audience with contemporary art and its intersection with film, video, music, performance, dance, comedy, and more.
Artbound Special Episode 'MOCAtv'
Artbound Special Episode 'MOCAtv'
This Artbound special episode is in partnership with MOCAtv.
MOCAtv: Brian Butler and the Art of Darkness
MOCAtv: Brian Butler and the Art of Darkness
Elevating mystic practices to the status of art -- or elevating art to the status of ritual --Brian Butler's films and performances are themselves Orphic ceremonies and Satanic rites.
Decomposed Compositions: John Knuth's Fly Paintings
Decomposed Compositions: John Knuth's Fly Paintings
When painting, L.A. artist John Knuth collaborates with an unusual partner: the humble fly.
MOCAtv: The Art of Punk
MOCAtv: The Art of Punk
MOCAtv and curator Bryan Ray Turcotte present "The Art of Punk" about the stories of inspiration and creation of such iconic punk symbols and sleeves from the Punk Scene.
MOCAtv: Kipper Kids
MOCAtv: Kipper Kids
Harry and Harry Kipper, performance artists, stress the visual, the visceral, and the violent aspects of social rituals in their shows.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline


Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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