What’s on Our Cultural Calendar this March
Miami-based artist and designer Emmett Moore explores past and future worlds with verve and diligence. Never sacrificing looks for concepts, he has made dreamy seating out of used T-shirts and large-scale, functional grottoes embedded with discarded objects like sunglasses, car keys, and flip phones. Community engagement is often a central element of his work, as it is in his recent installation, “Victory Garden,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Scattered throughout the museum’s courtyard are self-contained agricultural units disguised in bright hues with seating attached. As a creative response to the ever-looming bogey of food scarcity, Moore utilized steel drums (a nod to the cultures surrounding the museum) as planters, within which low-maintenance, edible plants take root. Here, design is paired with community-conscious programming, inviting and encouraging the museum’s immediate neighbors to learn about self-sustaining agricultural practices in a fun, safe environment. On view through June 25. —C.O.