Beyond Unicentric Discourse: African and African Diaspora Art

Saturday, January 24, 7PM

Director’s Talk: Babacar MBow Beyond Unicentric Discourse: African and African Diaspora Art Saturday, January 24, 7PM Classifications of African and African Diaspora visual expressions as art or craft, “primitive” or sophisticated, intuitive or intellectual have much to do with western perceptions—a by-product of the colonial project. These contradictions and questions »

Art Basel Week at MOCA

December 2 - 6, 2014

Shifting the Paradigm VIP Opening Monday, December 1, 2014  |  7 – 10 PM  |  Presented by Grey Goose Vodka   Shifting the Paradigm Public Opening Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 7 – 10 PM | Presented by Grey Goose Vodka   Multiculturalism and Identity in the 21st Century Wednesday, »

A Conversation with George Edozie

Saturday, December 6, 2014 / 10 AM - 12 PM

Both the artist and the curator of Shifting the Paradigm were born in Nigeria,  however they each work  internationally as cultural practitioners who question so-called “post-modern” theories about aesthetics .   This exhibition draws attention to the occurrence of a millennial shift that will open the world to a new way »

Capturing the Global Imagination

Thursday, December 4, 2014 / 10 AM - 12 PM

Featuring  the Presentation of the MOCA’s publication:  Re/Claiming Art, Power, Ideas and Vision in an Ethnically Plural Community The “process of projection” and the “process of appropriation” help understanding MOCA’s recent experiences. Projection attributed, desirable or institutionally-prescribed identities within which notions of social constraints, referents or cultural frameworks are embedded. »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: Navigating James Joyce’s Ulysses

Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM

James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) is generally considered the greatest novel of the twentieth century, yet its reputation for unreadability leads many readers away from it. Almost a century after its publication, however, critics, artists, and other elucidators have found myriad ways to assist readers in navigating Joyce’s odyssey to a »

MOCA Moving Images: Alternative Contemporaneity Cinema

Wednesday, October 1 at 7 PM

Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra A film by Nereida Garcia-Ferraz and Kate Horsfield, 1987, 52minutes, Color/BW, DVD This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: Philosophy of Interpretation and Culture

Saturday, September 27 at 2 PM

The philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, especially within mainstream philosophy, presents itself as an esoteric engagement with a very limited number of masterpieces in a very limited variety of genres/forms. Yet, aesthetics is of fundamental concern to all, shapes our understandings of self and others and deserves integration into our present-day »

Jazz at MOCA: Kiki Sanchez Latin Jazz Project

Friday, September 26 at 8 PM

The phenomenal sounds of the talented Peruvian pianist KIKI SANCHEZ have filled the air with a unique blend of soulful jazz and tropical fusion. He became a well-rounded musician by playing with La Peru Salsa All-Stars, Orquesta Majestic (led by his father, Maximo Sanchez) and Anibal Lopez’ La Unica. These »

Jazz at MOCA: Antonio Madruga

June 27, 2014

Jazz at MOCA: Antonio Madruga Friday, June 27, 8 pm Free Rain or Shine   Antonio “ Tony “ Madruga, was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on July 2, 1994. He is presently attending New World School of the Arts in Miami. He is a member of the Monk Combo, »