Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (2008)

Group show featuring Ida Ekblad, Hadassah Emmerich, Naomi Fisher, Elke Krystufek, Marlene McCarty, Claudia and Julia Muller, Paulina Olowska

Curated by MOCA Assistant Curator, Ruba Katrib, this exhibition revisits the modernist fascination with tropical locales and indigenous people prevalent during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Artists in the exhibition examine ideas and aesthetics that were popular during this time period and relate them to current views by challenging stereotypical relationships that associate femininity with nature. The exhibition also confronts the elements that impacted primitivist and exotic tendencies in art history, such as colonialist perspectives, industrialization, and the popularization of psychoanalysis.