The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will host an artistsâ€™ reception for the new multi-artist exhibition, Intersectionality. Intersectionality will feature art by approximately 50 South Florida artists, as well as artists from outside the region, and will explore the multiplicity of social phenomena that intersect the body, including racism, sexism, homophobia and classism.
The concept was first derived by legal scholar KimberlÃ© Crenshaw in the early 1960s to illustrate the experiences of African American women who were perpetually prohibited from bourgeois feminist discourse. Intersectionalityâ€™s illustration of the correlation of oppressive institutions that are unable to be observed separately now serves as the inspiration behind the exhibition.
The artistsâ€™ reception will be open from 7-9 pm and will provide the opportunity for visitors to be immersed in the cultural diversity of an exhibition that is based on a lived experience.Â MOCA members and residents of North Miami enjoy free admission. Other visitors pay an admission of $10.