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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami Presents “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018


North Miami, Fla. TheMuseum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back.

This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated.

Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques.

Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form.

William Cordova, a nationally respected Miami-based artist, is one of the artists featured in the exhibition. Other artists include Gina Adams, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Juan William Chávez, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Donna Huanca, Truman Lowe, Ivan LOZANO, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marty Two Bulls, Jr, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Nicholas Galanin andMerritt Johnson, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios andAnthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Francisco Souto,Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Dyani White Hawk, Nathan Young, and Sarah Zapata.

“‘Monarchs’brings together the stories of migration and geography of those native to the Americas,” said MOCA Executive Director Chana Budgazad Sheldon. “We are very pleased to showcase these works by many talented artists who derive or live in the migration path of the monarch butterfly. At MOCA, we take pride in providing provocative and innovative exhibitions with works that collectively embody diverse cultures from around the world.”

The “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” project originated at the Bemis Contemporary Art Center.

Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.


About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125thStreet, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5 and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email info@mocanomi.org.

Is this real life? D&CO #Dynamos Discover Virtual Reality


Last week, Miami experienced an art takeover! Fairs, parties and museum exhibitions gave residents and visitors dozens of options to explore during Miami Art Week. However, the Durée & Company Dynamos had no problem choosing which show to attend because the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami’s newest exhibition challenged time itself!

MOCA hosted an artist reception to celebrate the opening of “How to Unlock a Portal” by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Attendees included Miami tastemakers and art aficionados from around the world – all enjoying cocktails, canapes and live music.

The groundbreaking exhibition mark’s the artist’s US debut and represents Felländer’s creative journey over the past 15 years. “How to Unlock a Portal” leads the viewer into another dimension by traveling through a fusion of virtual reality, painting, photography, and sculpture. By capturing not one frozen moment in time, but several, Felländer challenges the definition of time, space, perspective, and depth. Put on the virtual reality goggles and the room disappears as you deeply enter the painting in all of its degrees.

If you missed the exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach, “How to Unlock a Portal” is on display until February 11, 2018. Grab a pair of virtual reality goggles and get ready to jump into Jacob Felländer’s world! Take a sneak peek into virtual reality here.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin


North Miami, Fla. — Feb. 9, 2017 — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its spring season with Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The exhibition centers on a search for freedom of expression as the husband and wife team emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. Synergism will be on display from March 23 through May 21, 2017. The artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, March 30, 7-9 p.m. with admission of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

Synergism will feature paintings, installations, and video by Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The Russian-born husband and wife chart an artistic territory quite their own, painting on bas-reliefs that are collages of found objects. Their works reveal pioneering approaches to art-making created by the synergy of technologies in art conservation.

By combining a number of conventional fine art media, the Khromins create new art objects filled with complexity of texture and chromatic harmony in some works, and a monochromatic palette in other works. Using everyday household items, Ekaterina explores their ambiguous meaning, creating abstract reliefs on the canvas surface and destroying all recognizable and semantic meaning of the individual elements in a mosaic-like composition. At the junction of each composition, there is a natural merger of three art historical approaches: conceptual art, pop art, and minimalism.

“We are pleased to present Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. This is the first time MOCA presents a husband/wife team of Finnish/Russian descent. We are thrilled at how MOCA expands its artistic horizons providing exhibition opportunities to international recognized artists.” said MOCA Interim Director Natasha Colebrook-Williams. “Our mission continues to be to present diverse programs and serve the entire South Florida community.”

The couple’s artistic journey began in Soviet Russia as the two young, professionally trained artists chose to explore their creative impulses. Victor was a trained art conservator and member of the art conservation section of the Soviet Artists Union and Ekaterina was a book illustrator. Their life journey took the couple halfway across the globe in pursuit of new challenges. Today, Ekaterina and Victor’s works are included in both national and international collections.

 About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org or call 305-893-6211.