MOCA and North Miami Galleries during Art Basel 2008

Special opening night at MOCA, North Miami (NoMi) galleries, and alternative spaces during Art|Basel Miami Beach.

Date: December 2, 2008
Location: 125 Street between 7th and 8th avenues
Time: 6 pm-9 pm.
Special opening night at MOCA, NoMi galleries and alternative spaces during Art|Basel Miami Beach

On the occasion of Art|Basel Miami Beach, MOCA, NoMi galleries, and alternative spaces will celebrate their opening night on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

NoMi galleries and alternative spaces are located across MOCA.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is presenting the first major museum exhibition of Anri Sala’s videos and photographs in the United States, featuring works from the late 1990s to the present along with photographs and sculptures that explore a dialogue about the interplay of the works with space and time. During the 7 – 9 pm opening, which will take place on December 2nd, members of The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Anri Sala’s original score, A Spurious Emission at 8 pm. For more information visit:

Two new alternative spaces with special projects by contemporary artists Diango Hernandez and Ronald Moran will be featured during Art|Basel Miami Beach, in North Miami.

Diango Hernandez, Diamonds and Stones: My Education. Diango Hernandez is a Cuban artist living and working in Dusseldorf, Germany. This project is presented by Federico Luger Gallery, Milano, Italy, in collaboration with Alexander & Bonin (New York), Pepe Cobo (Madrid), and Michael Wieshofer (Cologne). The exhibition includes a series of photographic works and an installation. Images used by Cuba’s Ministry of Education distributed to schools under Castro’s regime to promote Cummunist Revolutionary ideals are inserted by Hernandez into diamond cuts and precious stones, thus giving multivalent meanings. Diamonds are hard and almost indestructible stones, just like the ideal of the Communist Revolution. As symbols of luxury diamonds and precious stones provide antithetic images with regards to Communism. The exhibition also includes “Years,” an installation built up of numbers that go from 1959 to 2008, the years Fidel Castro was in power. The numbers are made of rusty bars as a symbol of forgotten promises.

Contact information Federico Luger Tel. 39 02 67391341, email address

Ronald Moran, Learning the Lesson. Artist Ronald Moran, from el Salvador in collaboration with Pan American Art Projects (Miami) and Klaus Steinmetz Contemporary (San Jose, Costa Rica), presents a site specific installation featuring objects of everyday life which become instruments of domestic violence in the piece’s setting. His works are domestic or familiar spaces covered with white industrial cotton. His goal is to neutralize his subject matter, and to represent the impact of contemporary society’s lack of sensibility towards violence and domestic roles.

Contact information Janda Wetherington, tel. 305 573 2400 or Klaus Steinmetz

NoMi Galleries

Stripe Vintage Modern
Specializing in furniture and decorative arts, including important art 20th century works and designers such as Harvy Probber, Vladimir Kagan, Karel Appel, and Harry Bertoia

Mario Flores Gallery
Exhibits by Jay Lonewolf, a native North American who sees everything in black and white, however, his works are full of color; Jesus Rojas’s Peruvian artist living in Miami, and Mario Flores’ photographs.

Caridi Gallery
Hester Ezquenazi’s photographs. The artist presents a study of orchids with an intimate view of the life of these sensible plants and flowers.

XINQO Art Studio
Group exhibit of artists interested in abstraction
The gallery presents a broad range of works through diverse disciplines and media.

CS Gallery
787=6 Group show. Mid career and emerging artists explore different topics and the use of media related to age, culture, and education..

Museum of Contemporary Art
Purchase not by Moonlight
Anri Sala
770 NE 125 Street
North Miami, Fl 33161
December 3, 2008 through March, 2009
Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel: 305. 893. 6211

Diamonds and Stones: My Education
Diango Hernández
799 NE 125 St.
North Miami, Fl 33161
December 3-7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 7, 2008 through January 20, 2009, by previous appointment from Monday to Friday
Tel: 305 899 7788/ 39 3494138318

Learning the Lesson
Ronald Moran
12504 N.E 8th Ave.
North Miami, Fl 33161
December 3-7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 7, 2008 through January 20, 2009, by appointment from Monday to Friday
Tel. 305 899 7788/

Stripe Vintage Modern
799 NE 125th St.
North Miami, Fl 33161
Mon.-Sat, 12 m – 5 p.m.
Tel. 305. 893-8085,

Mario Flores Gallery
Jay Lonewolf, Jesús Rojas and Mario Flores
12502 NE 8th Ave,
North Miami, FL 33161
December 2- 26, 2008
Moday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tel: 561.201.2053

Caridi Gallery
Hester Esquenazi Photographs
785 NE 125st.
North Miami, Fl. 33161
December 3 – January 2, 2009
Tel. 305.510.6410
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Xinco Art Studio
The Revenge of the Abstraction
Pedro Wilson, Adriano Nicot, Fredy Osorio, Susan Fink and Dario Calleros
783 NE 125 st.
North Miami, Fl. 33161
November 28, 2008 -January 29, 2009
Mon.-Fri., 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 8.p.m.
Tel. 786.262.1334

CS Gallery
787= 6
Yovani Bauta, Roger Carmona, Jorge Chirinos, Sergio Garcia, Joaquin Gonzalez and Andres Martinez
787 NE 125 ST
North Miami, Fl. 33161
Mon-Thurs., by previous appointment only
Fri.: 8 p.m. a 11 p.m.
Tel. 305.308. 6561