Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
MAY 21 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
Convention takes as its premise the predominance of mega cultural events such as conventions, festivals, fairs, expos and other social gatherings in an international society. In a city such as Miami, where a convention center is continuously being filled with various social and professional groups, notably Art Basel Miami Beach in the winter, this exhibition explores the impact of this phenomenon on a city. Convention takes an unconventional, critical and humorous approach in considering the historical models of world fairs and the latest flourishing of international biennials and contemporary art fairs in relation to the museum.
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North MIami and is curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA Assistant Curator.