Germane Barnes: Ukhamba

Duration: Through May 26, 2024 Location: MDC North Campus, Leroy Collins Center, Building 4000, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Open: All Day and Night

Germane Barnes: Ukhamba

Discover "Ukhamba," a captivating installation by artist and architect Germane Barnes, presented by MOAD (Museum of Art and Design). Ukhamba, the second in a series of annual commissioned MOAD Pavilions, is a ten-foot-tall circular structure featuring four arched entrances, constructed from curved wooden elements stacked in horizontal layers.

About the Installation: Ukhamba invites visitors to step inside and gather within its unique structure, offering glimpses of the surrounding plaza and urban landscape. Inspired by Barnes's experiences in South Africa and Miami, the installation reflects on the appropriation of African influences in Western architecture. Combining elements of traditional basket weaving and tropical breeze walls, Ukhamba serves as a thought-provoking exploration of cultural intersections and architectural aesthetics.

Exhibition Schedule:

  • November 12, 2023–March 3, 2024:
    Building 1 Plaza, MDC Wolfson Campus
    300 NE Second Avenue, Downtown Miami

  • March 6–May 26, 2024:
    Leroy Collins Center, Building 4000, MDC North Campus
    11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami

Admission: Free and open to the public

Explore the intersection of architecture, culture, and heritage with Germane Barnes: Ukhamba. This immersive installation offers a unique perspective on contemporary design and the global exchange of ideas.