Department of Africana Studies

Prof. Tony Bogues Leads MoCAAD’s Revolution with ‘This Life’ Exhibition

The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) is set to revolutionize the Soul Basel and Miami Art Week with its groundbreaking documentary and digital exhibition, “This Life: Black Life in the Time of Now.” Spearheading this venture is the distinguished Jamaican scholar and curator, Prof. Tony Bogues.

Scheduled for December 4, 2023, at The Urban in Miami, this digital exhibition transcends traditional boundaries through augmented and virtual reality experiences. Under the expert curation of Dr. Anthony Bogues, the inaugural director of the Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, “This Life” promises a captivating, educational, and illuminating journey into the diverse facets of Black lives globally.

Through the lenses of four artists – Rosana Paulino, Renold Laurent, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, and Mark Thomas Gibson – “This Life” weaves together a mosaic that confronts societal structures, explores beauty, reflects on oral languages, and celebrates the resilience of Black female art forms. Dr. Bogues emphasizes that these artistic practices collectively breathe life into Black existence, offering a unique and nuanced perspective.

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