mocada hosts first public auction exhibition featuring works of the african diaspora

May 24, 2017

In an unprecedented exhibition, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MOCADA) is hosting it’s first public auction. Comprised of 58 work by 48 established and up-and-coming international artists, their pieces explore and express themes related to the African diaspora, as curated by Joakim von Ditmar. The auction includes donated works from all around the globe, including places like Nairobi, Sweden, Lagos, London, Ethiopia, and more. Funded raised through the auction will be used to fund MoCADA’s free programming as well as its 20,000sqf expansion, scheduled to open in Fall 2017. Artists featured in Derrick Adams, Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, and more.

Bidding for the auctioned pieces continues through May 26 at 5pm, check them out, here. See the exhibition at MOCADA until June 4th.

Rogerio Mesquita & Ludovic Thiriez
“Anabela”, 2014
Oil paint & photograph, 65 x 43 in

Dagmar van Weeghel
“Mombasa Blues II”, 2016
C-print, 47.2 x 31.5 in