Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College presents SUPERFLEX: We Are All in the Same Boat, the first large-scale exhibition of the critically acclaimed Danish collective SUPERFLEX in the United States. The exhibition will focus on the group’s humorous and playfully subversive installations and films that deal with the economy, financial crisis, corruption, migration, and the possible consequences of global warming.
The exhibition will also include the American premiere of SUPERFLEX’s newest film, Western Rampart (2018). Named after the Vestvolden, the last historical fortifications constructed to protect the city of Copenhagen, the work obliquely considers borders and migration through a conversation between a wall and of a giant anthropomorphic mushroom.In The Corrupt Show (2013) visitors accept the bribe of a lollipop to sign a contract that commits them to actively participate, and to solicit others to participate, in corruption, as defined by the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The film Kwassa Kwassa (2015) follows a group of fishing boat builders on the island of Anjouan, part of the Comoro Islands, off Africa’s southeastern coast. From there, fiberglass boats carry hopeful migrants seventy kilometers to Mayotte, a French territory that is the outermost region of the European Union. Yet more than 10,000 people have died making the dangerous journey.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Sunday, April 21, 2019
1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.