Current Exhibitions

Trópico es político: Arte caribeño bajo el régimen de la
economía del visitante (Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the
Visitor Economy Regime)

Curated by Marina Reyes Franco

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo 

18 de febrero al  30 de julio de 2023


The show investigates the ideas of natural and fiscal paradise, and the geographical coincidence of these concepts within the Caribbean region, where tourism and finance form the “visitor economy regime.” Tropical Is Political features works by 19 contemporary artists from the Caribbean and its diasporas. Through video, installation, painting, and sculpture, the exhibition will underline the effects of tourism and finance on subjects including economic policy, self-image, and artistic production.

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Ricardo Cabret, Carolina Caycedo, Blue Curry, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Gwladys Gambie, Dalton Gata, Abigail Hadeed, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Darién Montañez, Joiri Minaya, José Morbán, nibia pastrana santiago, Oneika Russell, Dave Smith, Yiyo Tirado, Viveca Vázquez, and Averia Wright


Curated by McClain Groff

Building 4, MASS, MoCA

On view through March 13, 2023


Choreopolitics juxtaposes the work of multidisciplinary artists Brendan Fernandes and nibia pastrana santiago, who use dance to resist, heal, and connect. Both previously trained in ballet, yet now they invert the style’s demands for spectacle, grace, and the illusion of ease. Together, their works exemplify what performance studies scholar André Lepecki calls “choreopolitics,” or planned and persistent movements of freedom. They confront dance’s histories of colonialism and marginalization, while pointing to dance’s potential for resistance. In Choreopolitics, Fernandes and pastrana santiago oppose conformity; refuse erasure; and strive towards freedom.

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