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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami Presents Intersectionality

By June 8, 2016 No Comments

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its Summer season with the presentation of Intersectionality, a collection of works produced by approximately 50 South Florida artists as well as key artists who are based outside South Florida.

The exhibition addresses the multiplicity of social phenomena that intersect the body, including racism, sexism, homophobia and classism.

The exhibition will be on display from June 16 to August 14, 2016. The artists’ reception will be held Thursday, June 23, 7-9 pm and is open to the community.

The concept of “intersectionality” was developed in the early 1960s when depicting the experiences of African American women who were repeatedly excluded from bourgeois feminist discourse. The term was popularized by the legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 and was predominantly used to illustrate the interconnectedness of oppressive institutions that are unable to be examined separately.

“With this exhibition we are highlighting two areas on which MOCA has focused:  cutting-edge material and South Florida artists,” MOCA’s Interim Director Natasha Colebrook-Williams said. “We are proud to provide a platform for both emerging and established local artists through unique pieces and installations created for this exhibition. Conversely, MOCA is equally proud of the diversity of outlooks it is able to present with support from local artists.”

About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 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). For more information, visit mocanomi.org or call 305-893-6211.

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