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Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras: Platonic Play Party Workshop
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Museum of Art and Design at MDC presents Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras, an immersive, multi-sensory installation offering rest as a form of reparations. Created by artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa, the installation invites visitors to lounge on a variety of embellished beds, replete with gauzy canopies, serene lighting, therapeutic sound vibrations, and other restorative props. On Thursday, December 5, artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa will activate the installation with a Platonic Play Party Workshop, a playful event incorporating movement, sound, and discussion.
Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras is part of Where the Oceans Meet, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. The international group of 40 artists and collectives in the exhibition considers notions of shifting and porous borders—geographic, national, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and linguistic—and how crossing borders has shaped our world. Where the Oceans Meet and Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras will be on view through January 12, 2020.
Free parking for this event is available at the MDC parking garage, located at 500 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.