MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Shifting the Paradigm

02 Dec 2014 - 02 Feb 2015

Exhibition view
2 December 2014 – 2 February 2015

Presented by Grey Goose Vodka

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), South Florida’s oldest and only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, will kick off Art Basel week in Miami with a thought provoking exhibition featuring contemporary artist, George Edozie.

The show, Shifting the Paradigm is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the creation, consumption and interpretation of contemporary. For curator Pr. Nzegwu, “through form, color, design consciousness, and containment, artistic endeavor unleashes the embodied powers of life to dissolve blockages and remake reality.”

While George Edozie is not an expressionist, he shares a good number of the formal characteristics of the “fauvist” and “post-impressionist” painters at the turn of the 20th century: Cezanne, Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh. In different ways, these artists went beyond the manner in which impressionism focused on reproducing the impression caused by the physical world.

The opening reception for Shifting Paradigm will launch a week of activities at MOCA North Miami that will include the Moca Breakfasts—an engagement with contemporary aesthetic issues by scholars, critics and artists. Moca Moving Images the series of film screenings and a host of both public and private events surround the exhibition. For Babacar MBow, MOCA Director, Shifting the Paradigm moves away from the rehashing ad nauseam of Duchamp’s exhibiting of a urinal without realizing that has lost all its subversive power. This exhibition present works that still retain the power of liberation.