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Maria Jose Arjona: All the Others in Me

Maria Jose Arjona: All the Others in Me

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Miami Light Project
at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami

Taking the form of an unconsummated striptease with a multicultural pop soundtrack, Colombian artist María José Arjona’s performance All the Others in Me functions as a bridge between “miss-understandings.” It refuses to point at anything specific or resolve these misunderstandings, but instead offers a panoramic vista on our perception of each other across distances. These distances, intentionally created, augmented, altered, and manipulated by mass media and other systems of control, place us in positions of submission under a blanket of so-called “information.” Arjona’s work highlights the continuous transitioning of thoughts that encourage us to just see and absorb but never question. All the Others in Me participates in several conversations between the objectified female body in Western civilization and the feminine body within Islam.

María José Arjona lives and works in her native Bogota. Her artistic practice focuses on long durational performances in which the body is the primary material and medium of visual communication, generating non-linear narratives beyond the concept of identity. Arjona’s work is included in many public and private collections internationally. She has presented her work across Latin America and at the Louvre in Paris; the Thessaloniki Biennale; the Guangzhou Triennale; the Madre Museum in Naples, Italy; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; La Caixa in Madrid; the Ballroom Marfa, Texas; The Watermill Center in Water Mill, New York; and the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. Arjona will have a major solo exhibition in 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, accompanied by the first large publication on her work, which includes an essay by André Lepecki.

All the Others in Me is part of Living Together, a year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.


This is a ticketed event. $15 general admission; $10 MDC Faculty and Staff; $5 students with ID; free to MDC students with RSVP and  ID.