MOCA Store Presents Little Ugly Performative Lecture and Plushie Edition with Ann Hirsch and Maya Man

MOCA Grand Avenue 

250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 

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Fans of Ugly Bitches, the cult NFT project that randomly pairs GAN generated dolls with comments left on popular female influencer's instagrams, will be excited to know that co-founders Ann Hirsch and Maya Man are launching their new project, Little Darlings at MOCA store in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28

In this live lecture performance, the artists will discuss the role of gender, self-optimization, and social media in their work, and debut “Little Ugly,” a physical "plushie creature" which will be for sale. Rhizome Co-Executive Director Michael Connor will open up the event. 

This event is free with RSVP. 

Ann Hirsch is an artist and culture jammer who went viral on YouTube in 2008, infiltrated trashy VH1 reality television in 2010, and has had her work shown at The New Museum, MIT, Whitechapel Gallery, The Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, and more.

Maya Man is an artist focused on contemporary identity culture on the internet. Her work examines dominant narratives around femininity, authenticity, and the performance of self online. She is the creator of the browser extension Glance Back and the Art Blocks curated collection FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. She has exhibited internationally at bitforms, NYC; SOOT, Tokyo; Verse, London; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; and Feral File, online. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Forbes, Vogue, Zora Zine, Dirt, Various Artists, and more.