Bárbara Wagner: Aspirations Exhibit - MOCAD

May 19, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017

12:00 PM

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Bárbara Wagner: Aspirations

MAY 19 — AUGUST 20, 2017

MOCAD is proud to present the first-ever solo museum exhibition devoted to the Brazilian photographer and filmmaker Bárbara Wagner, based in Berlin, Germany and Recife, Brazil. MOCAD will present three video works by Wagner that examine performances— both formal and informal—to explore layers of identity created through symbolic gestures. Her work addresses the intersections of gender, class, race, and religion as expressed through movement, costume, dance, and worship. She captures shared cultural expressions—from music to dance, spiritual practice to urban nightlife—to interrogate the complexities of identity, the fantasies of our ideal selves, and the labor of moving between reality and an aspirational ideal.