MDC Museum of Art + Design


Where The Oceans Meet

Where The Oceans Meet

Where The Oceans Meet.
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal.

A conversation between curators and participating artists, followed by an experimental vocal performance, The Chaos Opera by Andros Zins-Browne.


With Daniel Boyd, Rina Carvajal, Asad Raza, Andros Zins-Browne

Artists Daniel Boyd and Andros Zins-Browne join curators Asad Raza and Rina Carvajal to consider ideas that underlie MOAD’s new exhibitionWhere the Oceans Meet. How have Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant’s writings and methodologies influenced practices in contemporary art and curation? How do notions the two Caribbean writers explored (such as globality, creolization, and cosmology) help us make sense of historic narratives and our contemporary moment? What does it mean to think, live, and actwhere the oceans meet?


The Chaos Opera by Andros Zins-Browne

Zins-Browne’sThe Chaos Operadraws upon Glissant’s defense of chaos as a mechanism for embracing difference. The performance brings together voices from diverse musical traditions—R&B, bolero, death metal, rap, and opera—to explore how different voices might cohabitate in the same space without capitulating, assimilating, or forcing cohesion. Rather than the idealized harmonies of “fusion” music, it asks how different voices can maintain their opacity in relation to each other, and how such a cacophony might allow new forms, voices, and hybrid languages to emerge.The Chaos Operawill be performed by Dyna Edyne, Michale Grafals, Celeste Landeros, Niuvis Martin, and Nad Pitt.