The Visible Invisible, 2021
Site specific installation
March 19 – April 18, 2021
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to present Art on the Plaza, a series of temporary public artworks by Miami-based artists installed on MOCA Plaza from January – November 2021. Currently on view, artist collaborative Studio AMLgMATD presents The Visible Invisible, a large-scale, site specific intervention. Thousands of feet of red thread is strung between the trees on MOCA Plaza, weaving them together. Red thread creates an allegory to the interconnections in global networks as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, and draws symbolic connections to the color red as inspired by Eastern philosophies, where two or more individuals are connected by a red thread. “We see these interconnecting lines as the individual threads that weave the fabrics of our society…we ought to keep the shared fabric of our stories strong and the hidden bond we all have to one another unbreakable,” note the artists.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
AMLgMATD, a Miami-based collaborative studio established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova in 2014, experiments in works of art, design objects and environments that reflect their love of unusual and overlooked materials. AMLgMATD’s modus operandi consist of incorporating historical and geographical research into their visual language, playing with the sense of nostalgia, the application of familiar materials onto new forms and unexplored materials into familiar settings. AMLgMATD’s works are collected by private and corporate clients in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, and their WEBSTR stools are available throughout the US in both boutique and museum stores. For the past five years, AMLgMATD has been invited to participate in creating public seating & installations at UNTITLED, Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel. They have also been selected by the jury in the City of Miami’s Art in Public Places program to complete a large-scale mural and custom hand-made breeze block security wall at the new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City, Florida. Laz is a Miami native, Natalie was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Both were educated in California in the Art & Design fields and met during their artists residency at the ArtCenter/South Florida. Laz’s background includes interior and product design, and running a local artist hub called studioLMNOQ. Natalie graduated with honors earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design.
Art on the Plaza is presented by MOCA, with Major Support from the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency. Organized by Amanda Sanfilippo Long.
For more information on this program and others at the museum, visit https://mocanomi.org. MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Wednesday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $10 and free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email [email protected]