Miami - Exhibition

Where the Oceans Meet

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College

26 May 201912 Jan 2020

The group exhibition Where the Oceans Meet, housed at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade Collegereflects on the ambiguous opposition between globalisation and physical and cultural borders experienced in current days.
“Where the Oceans Meet” collects archival material by two key figures in studying and rethinking borders: the Cuban painter, scholar, and ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (1899–1991) and the Martinican philosopher, poet, and literary critic Édouard Glissant (1928–2011). While Cabrera mainly dealt with the culture of Afro-Cubans communities with an impartial approach, Glissant similarly explored the injustices endured by the Caribbean populations over the years. He further investigated how different cultures contaminate each other when they meet.
Assuming their researches as a starting point, a selection of forty prominent international artists reviews modern days’ related compelling issues, such as diaspora, race, gender, memory, history, ritual, violence, and hospitality.  On view works by Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Belkis Ayón, Yto Barrada, Daniel Boyd, Tania Bruguera, Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste, and many more.

Within the exhibition, artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa present the immersive installation “Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras“.
Based on scientific studies denouncing a “sleep gap” between white and black people to the detriment of the latter, the installation consists of multiple embellished beds. There, visitors are invited to spend some quiet time relaxing to the sound of restorative music. The intervention is intended as an “energetic compensation” for those who were historically deprived of idleness and laziness.

  • Lani Maestro, Lani Maestro, "A Book Thick of Ocean", Lincoln Mulcahy/Courtesy of the artist

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Etel Adnan at the Pacific Ocean Photo by Simone Fattal

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Yto Barrada

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Daniel Boyd

Tania Bruguera

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Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste

Agustin Cárdenas

Maya Deren

Manthia Diawara

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Melvin Edwards

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Juan Francisco Elso

Öyvind Fahlstrom

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Simone Fattal

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Sylvie Glissant

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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Koo Jeong A photographed in Holland Park in London. Photo by David Sandison

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Wifredo Lam

Glenn Ligon

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Roberto Matta

Julie Mehretu

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Ana Mendieta

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Andre Pierre

Walid Raad

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Antonio Seguí

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Curators

Special Events

Destination: Miami
Where: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

The artists activate the installation with Guided Nap Meditations and DJ soundscapes from bed.

Destination: Miami
Where: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Type: Brunch

Brunch

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
wed, fri, sat, sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm; thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
2012

SPACE:
17.000 m2

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Mikolajczak Jeremy


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