Tongues Untied at the MoCA Pacific Design Center Navigates Desire, Love and Loss to Explore Sexual and Political Repression

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents "Tongues Untied," an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. "Tongues Untied" presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation. This exhibition coincides with the 30th anniversary of the City of West Hollywood and is presented in concert with a celebration of its activist history. Tongues Untied will be on view until September 13, 2015 at MoCA Pacific Design Center.