Alumni and faculty of the FIU Art + Art History Department are involved in a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami called Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ), which opened on Saturday, March 21st.
The group exhibition builds on the work: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ) by Hakim Bey (Peter Lamborn Wilson). TAZ “alludes to creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control . . . thus creating the foundation for authenticity and spontaneity.” The curator of the MoCA exhibition, Richard Haden – who is assisted by Cristy Almaida (Assistant Curator) – proposes to articulate the exhibition through TAZ and the ways in which it has to do with recreating an “intentional community” (IC) which relates to how past communities purposefully organized in various forms as collectives, to succeed as small villages or townships, guilds, radical groups, et cetera, that eventually gave way to controlling socio-economic structures, which eventually led to the loss of authentic empowerment. (Source: MoCA, North Miami)
The participating artists in this exhibition are:
Dogan Arslanoglu (FIU BFA ’12)
Pip Brant (Associate Professor)t
Violet Forest (FIU BA ’12)
Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Andrew Horton (FIU MFA ’14)
Gardner Cole Miller (FIU MFA ’14)
Jillian Mayer (FIU BFA ’07)
Ernesto Oroza & Magdiel Aspillaga
Orestes De La Paz (FIU BFA ’13)
Michelle Lisa Polissant (FIU BFA ’14)
Ralph Provisero (Adjunct Faculty)
Jan & Dave (Jan: FIU BA Art Education ’88; Dave: FIU BFA ’88)
AdrienneRose Gionta (FIU MFA ’14)
Sofia Valiente (FIU BFA ’12)
Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ) will run until Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami: Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, Florida 33161. For more information, contact (305) 893-6211.
The article’s image is owned by MoCA, North Miami.