Thursday, July 8, 2010


Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE)

MARTE Contemporáneo



July 1st through August 29th, 2010

Optic Nerve is a very popular festival organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami - MOCA. This annual event presents videos and short films created by some of the most innovative and emerging artists from the South Florida area, which are selected through an open call for proposals. These proposals are, then, reviewed by a jury of professionals specialized in art and films; the selected videos are displayed, each year, at this museum. One of the videos presented in each issue is acquired by the MOCA, for its permanent collection, through funds provided by the coffee company Starbucks.

In this sample of our MARTE Contemporary program, and thanks to the collaboration of the MOCA, the works of the following artists were shown: Towbridge Kyle, Jiae Hwang, Phillip Estlund, Jen Stark and TM Sisters (Natasha and Monica Lopez de Victoria). Their videos were selected for 2005 and 2009 Optic Nerve issues.

The Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami

Known as the museum "where the new art is discovered," MOCA is internationally recognized as an institution that promotes the identification of new trends and directions in contemporary art. The museum plans and implements most of its exhibitions, and it presents an exciting range of emerging and established artists. Visitors from around the world are guided to be placed in its permanent collection that reflects the most important developments of contemporary art. MOCA has a continuous program of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts and art performances. Plus, it is an institution that has attracted the attention of the American public for the originality of its educational programs, which have enabled the accessibility to the contemporary art that is enjoyed by people of all ages.

1 comment:

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