MOCA Nomi. Cory Arcangel. Ceal Floyer.

From Mar 11th through May 9th, 2010.

altThe Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami is currently presenting the first two U.S. solo museum exhibitions of artists Cory Arcangel and Ceal Floyer.

The Sharper Image by Cory Arcangel features significant works from 2002 to the present. Taking a comprehensive view of Arcangel’s diverse practice, this exhibition curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA associate curator, includes videos, video game consoles, film, photographic prints, sculpture, drawings, web-based work, sound, and performance.

Arcangel’s conceptual interventions into consumer technology brought him to prominence in the early 2000s through his alterations of Nintendo games. Since then, Arcangel has continued to question the visual appearances, uses, and longevity of consumer technology, examining how it defines our lives.

Cory Arcangel was born in 1978 in Buffalo, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been included in international group exhibitions such as Younger than Jesus at the New Museum, New York; The Possibility of an Island at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and Color Chart at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Also on view at the museum is the exhibition Auto Focus by Ceal Floyer. This mid-career survey curated by MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, features multi-media works from the late 1990s to the present. Floyer’s deceptively, minimal conceptual works emerge from her daily experiences rather than from theory. Many of her trigger points result from observations of everyday non-events and her work often deals with the structure and syntax of the English language. Her works elegantly reveal her thought process and heighten our awareness to the way our mind perceives and comprehends the moments she creates.

The exhibition takes its name from Floyer’s 2002 work, Auto Focus, consisting of a carousel slide projector pointed at a wall, endlessly going through its automatic process of focusing its projection. However, there is no carousel to display slides and therefore there is nothing to project except the projector’s own light. The viewer’s automatic response is to focus on the illuminated projection glowing on the wall as this is where one usually looks when viewing a slide presentation. Born in 1968, Ceal Floyer currently lives and works in Berlin. She received her BA in 1994 from Goldsmith College in London.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161

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