Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dark Continents Exhibit

September 25 thru November 9, 2008
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 123rd Street, North Miami

MOCA's new exhibition "Dark Continents" revisits the modernist fascination with tropical locales and indigenous people prevalent during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Artists in the exhibition examine ideas and aesthetics that were popular during this time period and relate them to current views by challenging stereotypical relationships that associate femininity with nature.

Pictured: Detail from Paulina Olowska, Zofia Stryjenska, 2008, gouache on canvas, 90.55 x 157.48 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.