The Miami Times spotlighted Miami MoCAAD’s “Veo Veo, I See I See, Mwen Wè Mwen Wè See” interactive public art project that launched with the unveiling of OVERtown Our Family Tree, Miami MoCAAD’s first commissioned artwork, an interactive mural created by Anthony “Mojo” Reed II. This interactive mural and oral project combines visual art, storytelling, and technology to explore history, community and the future. The mural, OVERtown Our Family Tree, is on a wall of the law office building owned by Lawson E. Thomas, Miami's first Black judge. “We want to push the boundaries on how museums show up for communities,” said Corbin Graves, Miami MoCAAD’s Director of Interactive Media. “Our goal is to open up a brick-and-mortar location to be located here in Miami, obviously because Miami is the connector of continents, but also [we also want to be] in a historically Black neighborhood like Overtown.”
In the News:
Interview of Miami MoCAAD’s Interactive Media Director, Corbin Graves, by Johanna Gomez on 6 IN THE MIX, Celebrating Juneteenth and the first interactive mural wall with Miami MoCAAD, Veo Veo, I See See, Mwen Wè Mwen Wè.
Miami MoCAAD presents Afro Latin X #CreativeConversation Arte, Historia, Cultura-(Art, History + Culture) on November 28, 2021
Miami MoCAAD’s spirited, creative conversation, which kicks off Art Miami Week, will explore drivers of Afro-Latinx arts and culture that have often been in the shadows or the margins. This community dialogue celebrates Afro-Latino diasporic culture and contributions to the arts landscape and uncovers hidden histories of the Americas that influenced identities and creative expression. Miami MoCAAD’s Kickoff to Art Miami Week: Arte, Historia, Cultura / Art, History, Culture #Creative Conversation Celebrating Afro-Latinx Heritage will take place virtually on November 28, 2021, from 4 pm-5:30 pm.
Miami MoCAAD/Lowe Museum Art Week Basel Kickoff
The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) and Lowe Museum will co-sponsor an Art Basel Week Kickoff reception and a conversation that features artist Juan Roberto Diago and Alejandro de la Fuente, curator and founding director, Harvard Afro-Latin American Research Institute. Erica Moiah James, University of Miami Caribbean Art History Professor will moderate the conversation.
Diago: The Pasts of this Afro Cuban Present is the first retrospective of Juan Roberto Diago (b.1971). This exhibition, presented by University of Miami Lowe Art Museum and the Harvard University Hutchins Center for African & African American Research in collaboration with Miami MoCAAD, offers over two decades of uninterrupted work and traces Diago's singular efforts to construct new pasts--the pasts required to explain the racial tensions of contemporary Cuba.
Email: Miamimocaad@gmail.com for more information and tickets.
5:00pm-9pm University of Miami Lowe Art Museum
Facebook Live Virtual Art Chat with Miami MoCAAD Virtual conversations with artists and art lovers around the globe and Miami MoCAAD; Count Down to Give Miami Day.
Panel included Prize Winning Miami Artist T Elliot Mansa and Miami MoCAAD Working Group Members: Marilyn Holifield, Hans Ottinot, and Michelle Johnson.
Streamed live from N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery -https://www.facebook.com/MiamiMOCAAD
6:30pm-8pm Live Streamed on Facebook