Art Exhibition OBSCURA at MOCA

Through Sun May 6, 2018

In artist Lionel Smit’ native country of South Africa, he observes the fluidity of race through the Cape Malay people of Cape Town. As a result of colonialism, African, European and South Asian bloodlines have been crossed over successive generations to create new identities, of which the Cape Malay people are a striking example. The physical attributes of Cape Malays challenge overly simplified and socially accepted race-based physical stereotypes. A richly diverse and wide-ranging group of people, the Cape Malays have affirmed attributes that have become uniquely their own.

OBSCURA explores how we are shaped – and placed – by our identity. The exhibition comprises Smit’s paintings and sculptures, where representations become  symbolic of a dynamic persona, with whom each of us may identify.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street (Joan Lehman Building)
North Miami, FL 33161

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