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Welcome to Paradise

July 28, 2023

Into the Great Dying Reception – July 28

Welcome to Paradise

July 7, 2023

Into the Great Dying: Roles We Play

A woman holds the leaves of a basil plant to her nose and she smells it's fragrance

Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to Paradise is a dynamic new commissioning program featuring temporary public art projects by local South Florida artists. This program invites artists to create ambitious and experimental art installations that activate MOCA’s Paradise Courtyard. The inaugural season of the program centers on artists working at the intersection of ecology and technology.

The first installation, Victory Garden, is by Miami-based artist Emmett Moore, and goes on view February 8 through June 25, 2023.Victory Garden is an interactive sculptural community garden that connects the local community with contemporary art and examines our relationship with the built environment.

The following installation will be Miami-based artist Beatriz Chachamovits’ Into The Great Dying: Roles We Play, a thought-provoking ceramic sculpture installation that engages with the marine landscape and highlights the declining coral reef ecosystems and the impact of human actions. This installation will be on view from July 5th to November 21st, 2023.

Access to MOCA’s Paradise Courtyard is fee-free for all audiences.

Our Supporters

Welcome to Paradise is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.