Apr 4

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues

Saturday, April 4, 6 PM

MOCA CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUES: From Temporary to Permanent Autonomous Zones Saturday, April 4, 6 PM Free for members/North Miami residents $5 for non-members Join us for a conversation with Professor Alpesh Kantilal Patel of FIU about the concepts behind Alternative Contemporaneity: TAZ, which imagines spaces where artistic freedom and individuality can »

Dec 6

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 »

Dec 5

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 »

Dec 4

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. »

Dec 5

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 »

Dec 3

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 »

Oct 15

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 »

Sep 27

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 »

Sep 26

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 »