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Mapping Miami’s Margins: Visualizing Intersectional Futures


A panel discussion and roundtable lunch exploring issues on feminism in contemporary art.

$15 Non-members $10 for MOCA members & NoMi residents

Tuesday, 08.02.16 | 12–2pm


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Donette Francis, Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Miami
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Donette Francis directs the American Studies Program at the University of Miami where she is Associate Professor of English.   She is the author of Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature.  Dr. Francis is currently working on two book projects: The Novel 1960s, an intellectual history of the Anglophone Caribbean’s transnational literary culture; and Creole Miami: Black Arts in the Magic City, a sociocultural history of black arts practice in Miami from 1980s to present.   She specializes in transnational American Studies, Caribbean literary and intellectual histories, African diaspora literary studies, globalization and transnational feminist studies, and theories of sexuality and citizenship.


Panelists composed of  Intersectionality  exhibition artists:

Juana Valdez

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The World Upside-down and Flat, 2008-2009
mixed media
108 inches x 14 x 16 feet

Jamilah Sabur and Veronica Mills

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Weight of Words, 2016
mixed media
dimensions variable


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Curated by Richard Haden and focusing on the works of South Florida artists this exhibition explores concepts and issues of intersectionality, namely the ways in which oppressive institutions are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another.

Intersectionality Programs

Saturday, 07.23.16 | 6–9pm

MOCA Performance

Lip Service, Miami Book Fair’s premier showcase for true stories, out loud, and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) present:
Storypalooza!: “When Identities Collide.”
Free with museum admission. $5 for non-members | Free for MOCA members & NoMi residents


Friday, 07.29.16 | 6–8pm

MOCA Workshop

Hands-on workshop featuring an Intersectionality exhibition artist Alex Trimino.
$20 for non-members $15 for MOCA members & NoMi residents (includes admission, materials fee, cocktails and refreshments)


Tuesday, 08.02.16 | 12–2pm

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues

Mapping Miami’s Margins: Visualizing Intersectional Futures
A panel discussion and roundtable lunch exploring issues on feminism in contemporary art.
Moderator:  Donette Francis, Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Miami
$15 Non-members $10 for MOCA members & NoMi residents


Thursday, 08.11.16 | 6–8pm

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Censorship in South Florida and Beyond
Lecture and discussion with Richard Haden, Intersectionality curator and moderator; Edwin King, artist; Griselle Gaudnik, artist; Wendy Salkin, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, Harvard University; Laura Luna, artist
$15 Non-members $10 for MOCA members & NoMi residents Free for exhibition artists


Sunday, 08.14.16 | 2pm

MOCA Performace | Closing Reception

Erotic City: The legacy of Prince and the social dream of brown and black queer worldmaking
Keynote Address by Professor Tavia Nyong’o, New York University  Dept. of Performance Studies. Closing program and reception for Intersectionality exhibit. Musical Tribute to Prince by DJ T Lyfe. In partnership with Reading Queer, University of Miami  Dept. of American Studies, and Equality Florida.
$10.00 for Non-members, $5.00 for MOCA members & NoMi residents. Free for exhibition artists

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MOCA Contemporary Dialogue: “Censorship in South Florida and Beyond”

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) will host a discussion and lecture panel in conjunction with its summer exhibition Intersectionality. The panel will focus on censorship, the handling of exhibitions in public institutions, and the impacts on South Florida artists, with a tradition in western art of censorship from Michelangelo to Mapplethorpe.