We invite you to join us at our 3rd MDGLCC "Virtual SOCAM (Support Our Cultural Arts Members) Social". This event will be conducted via Zoom with free admission to Chamber members and the community at large. The concept is to provide a virtual networking opportunity where a cultural arts organization of our Chamber interacts with guests. A museum guide or curator will showcase an exhibition and field questions from attendees during the hour long event.
This MDGLCC "Virtual SOCAM (Support Our Cultural Arts Members) Social" is supported by Bacardi. At the beginning of the event, a Bacardi Brand Ambassador and Mixologist will showcase how to confection your favorite Bacardi drink at home. Our 3rd event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th from 5pm-6pm and will be hosted by MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami). MOCA's Curator of Education Amanda Covach will present "Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart" by Raúl de Nieves.
Raúl de Nieves: Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart
MOCA North Miami is pleased to present the most comprehensive survey to date of work by Raúl de Nieves (born in Michoacan, 1983; resides in New York City), which reconnects the artist’s exuberant material sensibility to his roots in punk music and performance, devotional ritual, and celebratory queerness. De Nieves’ work investigates decadence, desire, and divinity in relation to material, emotional, and spiritual realms. The artist is inspired by his childhood in Michoacan, Mexico, where public religious rituals and private devotional acts included elaborate costuming, performances, and theatrical components; as well as by queer punk scenes in San Diego, San Francisco, and New York where he found his artistic voice. Whether working in collaboration with other artists and musicians, or as a solo practitioner making labor-intensive paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, and environments, de Nieves articulates an aesthetic of abundance through an economy of means. Elaborate anthropomorphic figures shimmer and seduce from afar, but a closer look reveals that they are encrusted in beads, crystals, plastic jewels, sequins, cardboard, and other readily-available items that the artist transforms through a laborious, ritual-like practice.
One of the most exciting artists working in the United States today, de Nieves’s young career has been prolific. This exhibition is the first to consider the symbiosis between de Nieves’s solo sculptural work and collaborative performances, including his band Haribo and his operatic performances. In doing so, Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart offers a holistic look at the ways in which the artist rejoins the spiritual with the material in contemporary consumer culture.
BACARDI “Old Fashioned”
2oz Bacardí Reserva Ocho
0.25oz Simple Syrup or any sugar
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
We look forward to your participation in this virtual & social networker combined with a cultural & arts engagement. Free raffle of great items among participants.