September 29, 2017–January 20, 2019
Part of MOAD’s groundbreaking Museum Without Boundaries initiative, Living Together reflects the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now. A year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, Living Together takes place at various sites across the greater Miami area and includes works by some of the most acclaimed international artists working today.
At this moment of radical change in the political landscape, with its increasing emphasis on borders, exclusion, and separation, and an accompanying sense of the urgency of political engagement, Living Together seeks to find new ways to think about civic space and citizenship, to instigate actions and conversations that may help us to reimagine our cities and our lives.
Living Together grows out of the specific context of both Miami and Miami Dade College. A unique location in its connections to other places and societies, Miami possesses its own cultural and environmental character. A port where many residents came from other places, through either voluntary migrations or forced displacements and exile, it is also a frontier city, a nexus of borders both external and internal, with its location at the crossroads of the Americas and the Caribbean. Miami Dade College is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the United States with one of the largest international student bodies, representing a hundred and ninety nationalities. Living Together will engage with this diversity to ask how our differences might do more than divide us.
Produced by the Museum of Art and Design at MDC, Living Together is presented in partnership with organizations in greater Miami that include the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, The Miami Book Fair, University of Miami Bill Cosford Cinema, MDC’s Tower Theater, The Rhythm Foundation, The Miami Light Project, and EXILE Books.
The Living Together Film Series, a program of films spread across ten nights, is screened on selected Thursdays until April 2018 at MDC’s Tower Theater and at The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Living Together’s documentary and fiction films survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema.
Living Together is curated by Rina Carvajal, MOAD’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, and independent curator Joseph R. Wolin. Living Together is made possible by the generous support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.