Art, Women & Revolution: Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi Miami Beach satellite Exhibit of How I Lost My Accent 10/5-28/11

On view October 5 to October 28
ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road (1st Floor Vitrines)
Between Michigan and Jefferson Avenues
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Tel: 305.674.8278

How I Lost My Accent: Caged Identity by Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi – an epilogue to the artist’s Black and White Series currently on exhibit in Miami’s Design District. Moreno-Yaghoubi will create five installations in the first floor vitrines at ArtCenter/South Florida’s 924 Lincoln Road building, using bird cages, found women’s clothing and photographs to produce abstract representations of gender identity.

With worn and dated antique dresses enclosed behind glass, vintage portraits of women will be scattered on the floor and birdcages will be hung in the place of their heads. Several human-like hands will appear to be escaping from the cages, symbolic of the struggle women have endured for equality and autonomy. In Caged Identity, Moreno-Yaghoubi strives to promote a new definition of today’s woman, reflecting upon feminism through hand-crafted manikins.

“We live in a modern society where gender oppression still exists. Through my art, women can break free from social expectations and reinvent themselves in their own realm of possibilities,” said Moreno-Yaghoubi.

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