Constant Change

"Modify, as needed," the new group show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, corrals 11 international artists who mischievously transgress conventions in the construction and dissemination of products, exhibiting a sophisticated shift from the act of creating into new roles as editors of existing material. The provocative exhibition showcases their ruminations within the fields of art, film, media, fashion, and architecture. For example, Brazilian artist Amilcar Parker is fencing off an empty lot with found materials and hosting small happenings in the enclosed space. Norway's Anders Smebye ups the ante with an installation of improvised concrete barbells typically found in outdoor DIY gyms, while Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat strips a wall at MOCA clean by means of a method he invented to remove and preserve graffiti from public walls. While each of the artists tackles his practice from a divergent view, many of the works on display disrupt notions of authorship while highlighting the often-related content of their output. The show us up through November 13 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami). Tickets cost $10. Call 305-893-6211, or visit mocanomi.org.
Thu., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Nov. 13, 2011
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Carlos Suarez De Jesus