Xavier Cortada and teens at the
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
"House of Cards"
of Cards" is an installation Miami artist Xavier Cortada is creating
in collaboration with teens at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in
North Miami, FL.
In executing the piece, teens are
first asked to reflect on important conversations that never took place.
Teens are then asked to create cards addressing those absent
Teens are asked to create
(draw, paint) two cards:
- One is a card (conversation)
they wish they had sent to someone in the past.
- The other is the card they wish
they would have received from someone.
The completed cards will then be
suspended in the air (using monofilament) in the shape of a House of
The teenagers’ "House of Cards"
addresses the importance of open communication and mutual understanding
in developing the foundation for a strong and stable life. The
precarious nature of the installation (fragile, suspended, dangling)
highlights our society's difficulty maintaining sustained dialogue with
HOUSE OF CARDS:
TEEN DAY AT MOCA
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
FREE! Discover Art that Documents Life. You are invited to MOCA's annual
free day of workshops for Teens! Meet young artists, photojournalists
and documentary filmakers. Participate in workshops, draw, paint, write
poetry and experiment with video equipment. The best clips and art work
created will appear on the MTV & MOCA website. Teens are encouraged to
register in advance. More Info: 305.893.6211 or visit