Place: Imagined Places and (De)Territorialized Identities in Postcolonial Black Arts

Feb.13 | 2pm | Instructor: Samba Camara

Instructor: Samba Camara of FIU Samba Camara is Adjunct Professor of African Art and Literatures and Wolof Language at Florida International University. He is a PhD candidate at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and is completing a doctoral dissertation on postcolonial nationhood focusing on Islamic poetry, popular music, and the negotiation of »

Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance

Jan. 23 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Alessandra Rosa

Instructor: Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Sociocultural Anthropology, Puerto Rican Studies, Social Movements, National Identity, and Media at FIU Alessandra Rosa is a practicing sociocultural anthropologist and activist researcher. She focuses on social movements, education, national identity(ies), discourses, and how these intersect and are manifested through the media. As a transnational feminist scholar, »

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LECTURE

Saturday, 12.05.15 | 6pm

Saturday, 12.05.15 | 6pm  ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LECTURE:  Latin America in the Twenty First century:  A Perspective By Professor George Yudice, University of Miami The 2015 International Lecture focuses on the concepts of de-territorialization and imagined communities to rethink the dynamics of movements and social networks in the era of globalization. »

Thursday, 12.03.15 | 4–6pm

Thursday, 12.03.15 | 4–6pm Thinking at the Limits: A Conversation with Carlos Salas As part of the problematic of the “local-global” dialectic, the 2015 MOCA Contemporary Dialogues stresses the relationship between art, otherness and the altermodern. This conversation examines the question of Latin American art in its relationship to the two »

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 »

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 »

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. »

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 »