"Summer Storm - Brighton Beach, NY," 1998
Toned silver gelatin print, 24" x 36"
via Visual AIDS >blog:
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
in collaboration with Visual AIDS
Reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The James E. Davis 80 Arts Building
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY
The featured artists, Luis Carle, Niccolo Cataldi, Jose Luis Cortes, Edwin Lacend, Kenneth Mitchell, Ricardo Morin, and Clifford Smith bring an innovative approach to HIV/AIDS awareness through many unorthodox mediums, which lends itself to new debates, discussions and conversations on HIV/AIDS awareness.
RELEASE II is a continuation of AIDS-related exhibitions that MoCADA will present every two years to ensure that HIV/AIDS remains an important topic of concern, discussion and action.
more about MoCADA, via NYFA:
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts (MoCADA) is Brooklyn, New York's first and only museum with a focus on the art, culture and history of African Americans and the African Diaspora at large. From its inception in December 1999, MoCADA has remained committed to fostering a greater a wareness of the art and culture of the African Diaspora as it relates to contemporary urban issues through innovative exhibitions, public programs and interactive tours. [read on...]
...and via NY1, November 01, 2005:
Brooklyn's New MoCADA Museum Seeks To Build A Bond With The Community
by Jeanine Ramirez
Brooklyn will soon have a new museum now taking shape in the cultural district growing up around the Brooklyn Academy of Music. As NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez explains in the following report, this museum is a bridge between art disciplines and communities.
The sign says "Coming Soon," and after six years of planning and working out of temporary spaces, the MoCADA Museum's new permanent space is definitely coming together. [read on...]