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turn the page: the first ten years of hi-fructose

MAY 22, 2016 – DEC 31, 2016

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, Hi-Fructose. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations – MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contemporary art that is informative, imaginative and relevant. This multi-faceted exhibition will feature artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, painting, ceramics, and photography as well as interactive community outreach and satellite exhibitions. A wide selection of educational programming, film screenings, panel discussions, and events will provide the public an opportunity to interact with the art and artists in exciting new ways.

*To prepare for your visit, please note, bags and metal objects will not be allowed in the galleries. All guests will be subject to physical and visual inspections, bag checks and/or wanding at the entrances of MOCA. To expedite this process we recommend you leave such items at home. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you for your support of MOCA and the arts!

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator.

Exhibition Tour: 

This exhibition will be available to travel to museums nationally. For more information contact Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education

For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Debi Gray, Executive Director,


AJ Fosik
Audrey Kawasaki
Barnaby Barford
Beth Cavener
Brian Dettmer
Brian McCarty
Camille Rose Garcia
Chris Berens
Erwin Wurm
Femke Hiemstra
Fulvio di Piazza
Gary Taxali 
Gehard Demetz
Greg “Craola” Simkins
James Jean
Jean-Pierre Roy*
Jeff Soto
Jennybird Alcantara
Jeremy Geddes
Josh Keyes
Kate MacDowell*
Kazuki Takamatsu
Kehinde Wiley
Kevin Cyr
Kris Kuksi
Lisa Nilsson
Marco Mazzoni
Marion Peck
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Ryden
Martin Wittfooth
Nicola Verlato
Olek *
Ray Caesar
Ron English
Sam Gibbons
Scott Hove
Scott Musgrove
Shepard Fairey
Tara McPherson
Tiffany Bozic
Tim Biskup
Todd Schorr
Tracey Snelling
Travis Louie
Victor Castillo
Wim Delvoye
Wayne White
Yoshitomo Nara

*Artists with an asterisk are creating NEW WORK for MOCA's exhibition. 


Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is presented by the City of Virginia Beach and supported through generous grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, and the Fine Family Fund along with contributions from Virginia Natural Gas, Bank of America, BB&T, Clark Nexsen, Fulton Bank, Signature Family Wealth Management, VIA Design Architects and other MOCA supporters as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.