Jazz @MOCA: Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders

Friday, January 30, 8PM

Jazz @MOCA: Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders FREE RAIN OR SHINE Friday, January 30, 8PM Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders will present an exciting program of musical innovation fusing traditional Son with contemporary jazz in its most international influences, ranging from Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes to Dave »

WEARABLE ART: Les Bijoux de Carol Haggiag

Opening Reception, Saturday, Feb. 7, 6-8 PM

On view February 7 – 28, 2015   WEARABLE ART: Les Bijoux de Carol Haggiag   Meet the artist reception Saturday, Feb. 7, 6-8 PM   Carol Haggiag’s sensuous jewelry designs are inspired by Mediterranean and French cultures. Using a variety of materials she creates unique sculptural objects that reflect »

Alternative Contemporaneity: TAZ

Opening Reception March 21, 2015

Alternative Contemporaneities:Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ)   Opening Reception Saturday, March 21, 7PM This group exhibition builds on the work: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ) by Hakim Bey (Peter Lamborn Wilson). The project is curated by Richard Haden. TAZ “alludes to creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control…thus creating the foundation for »

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 »

The Role of Art in Community Transformation

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7 - 9 PM

His Majesty, lgwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, was born in Onitsha Nigeria in 1941. Ontisha is located in the state of Anambra in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. After earning his BA in Chemistry from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia, he enjoyed a 30-year career with the Shell Petroleum Development »

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. »

In Our Own Words: Artists in Irreversible Magazine’s 2014 Winners Exhibition

Saturday, December 5 / 1 - 3 PM

In Our Own Words: Artists in Irreversible Magazine’s 2014 Winners Exhibition discuss their work with Noor Blazekovich and MOCA Director Babacar MBow. As part of its commitment to furthering community partnerships, MOCA has presented a “Pop Up” exhibition in our lobby gallery of works selected by the editors of a »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: Multiculturalism and Identity in the 21st Century

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10 AM - 12 PM

The four-decade long debate on multiculturalism has profoundly changed the way we perceive cultural diversity today. As a society, we have been taught to be more sensitive to the injustices done to national and cultural minorities in the spirit of democracy, freedom and equality. However, multiculturalism is far from being unanimously »