Raúl De Nieves
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Graphic identity and exhibition graphics for the exhibition Raúl De Nieves: Eternal Return & The Obsidian Heart. The most comprehensive survey of work by Raúl de Nieves to date. The exhibition connects the artist’s exuberant material sensibility to his roots in punk music, devotional ritual, and celebratory queerness. The symbiosis between de Nieves’s sculptural work and musical collaborations, including his band Hairbone as well as his operatic performances, had yet to be considered until this exhibition.
The artist wanted the exhibition logo to be reminiscent of Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal, illuminated manuscripts, with the eternal return snake, and his signature fly, while the MOCA’s Executive Director wanted the logo to be modern and clean.
Curator: Risa Puleo
Installation Photography: Daniel Bock
On view: October 15, 2020 – March 21, 2021