FIU Shines at MOCA North Miami’s ‘Alternative Contemporaneity: TAZ’ exhibition


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:

Farley  Aguilar
Kevin Arrow
Dogan Arslanoglu (FIU BFA ’12)
Zack Balber
Alejandro Bellizzi
Loriel Beltran
Pip Brant (Associate Professor)t
Belaxis Buil
Timothy Buwalda
Khadine Caines
Autumn Casey
Clifton Childree
James Concannon
Jeroen Eisinga
Philip Estlund
Barry Fellman
Violet Forest (FIU BA ’12)
Rob Goyanes
Adler Guerrier
Elisa Harkins
Jason Hedges
Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Andrew Horton (FIU MFA ’14)
Guo Jian
Brookhart Jonquil
Sinisa Kukec
Charles Linder
Gardner Cole Miller (FIU MFA ’14)
Beatriz Monteavaro
Jillian Mayer (FIU BFA ’07)
Kuby Nnamdie
Ernesto Oroza & Magdiel Aspillaga
Orestes De La Paz (FIU BFA ’13)
Gavin Perry
Christina Pettersson
Michelle Lisa Polissant (FIU BFA ’14)
Cheryl Pope
Ralph Provisero (Adjunct Faculty)
Jan & Dave (Jan: FIU BA Art Education ’88; Dave: FIU BFA ’88)
Johnny Robles
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova
AdrienneRose Gionta (FIU MFA ’14)
Barron Sherer
Kalan Sherrerd
Misael Soto
Seth Tobocman
Frances Trombly
Kyle Trowbridge
Angela Valella
Sofia Valiente (FIU BFA ’12)
Michael Vasquez
Agustina Woodgate
Alex Yudzon

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.

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