As the Orange County Museum of Art prepares for the 2021 launch of its new home at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, its temporary space at South Coast Plaza Village continues to thrive. In its third season, OCMAEXPAND-SANTA ANA introduces six new exhibitions featuring contemporary Pacific Rim artists who interpret our relationship to the natural world through a variety of mediums (through March 15, 2020, free)—among them: Carolina Caycedo, Daniel Duford, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Robert Zhao Renhui and Yang Yongliang. But it’s the knitwork of Indonesian visionary Mulyana, which features sea creatures suspended in the air and coral reefs lining the walls and floors, that creates an awe-inspiring scene that immerses viewers in oceanic life. Titled Mulyana: A Man, A Monster and The Sea, the three-part display, curated by guest curator John Silvis, is the artist’s first exhibition in the United States and one of the season’s most exciting presentations. What’s more is its purpose to draw attention to the vulnerability of the ocean’s most crucial ecosystem. Dive in!
Photography by: Juliana Paciulli