Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras installation by Navild and Sosa

Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras installation by Navild and Sosa

Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

$12 adults; $8 seniors and military; $5 students (13–17) and college students (with valid ID); free for MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under.

Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras will host performative events during its opening reception at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, and throughout 2019 Art Basel in December. Guided Nap Meditations and DJ sets will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 4; the Platonic Play Party Workshop will take place on Thursday, December 5. MOAD is also inviting local social-justice organizations to use the installation’s amenities for leisurely, community-building activities throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras invites visitors to lounge on a variety of embellished beds with gauzy canopies, serene lighting, therapeutic sound vibrations, and other restorative props. Correlating the exhaustion tactics once used to subjugate slaves with contemporary systems of exploitation and erosive fatigue, the artists offer this “energetic repair” as a way to “reclaim laziness and idleness as power” for those historically deprived of it.

Special events: · Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 – 9 p.m., (opening reception, with Guided Nap Meditations and DJ soundscapes from bed) · Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12 – 2 p.m., (Guided Nap Meditations and DJ soundscapes from bed) · Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 – 8 p.m., (Platonic Play Party Workshop)

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