We Love the ’90s

It was a better time, a simpler time. A time when we wore flannel and floral prints and combat boots. We smelled like Teen Spirit; we didn’t want no scrubs; we liked the way you worked it (no diggity). Those were the days when boy met world, when we were saved by the bell — the days of our so-called lives. If you were able to tear yourself away from the pop culture of a decade ago, you might have taken in some very real culture at “Defining the 90s: Consensus-Making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles,” a 1996 exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami). The exhibit featured Untitled (Pool) by Teresita Fernández, one of Miami’s up-and-coming artists. Since then, Fernández has shown her work around the world, winning MacArthur Genius grants and a President Obama-appointed spot on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts along the way. But because we’re nostalgic children of the ’90s, we liked her early stuff best. Happily, Untitled (Pool) is back at MOCA Thursday as part of the museum’s “Pivot Points” exhibition series.
Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 29. Continues through Feb. 12, 2011
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
Contact: Ciara LaVelle