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.
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 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; among others.
Miami Light Project at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami
April 14, 2018, 8 PM
MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132