Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Host The Red Stone Exhibition

Miami, Aug. 28, 2018Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will host a Biennial Invited Art Exhibition The Red Stone by Alejandro Taquechel, which details the presence of the communist era almost 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.  An Artist Talk will take place Wednesday, Sept. 5 and the reception is Friday, Sept. 7.    The events are free and open to the public.

“The Red Stone exhibit is being generously shared with the Miami Dade College community to help us learn more about the world within which we reside,” said North and InterAmerican Campus President, Dr. Malou C. Harrison.

Alejandro Taquechel is a photographer and photography instructor who lives and works in Miami.  This new project “The Red Stone” focuses on the socialist city and its current presence in Eastern Europe almost three decades after the collapse of the communist bloc. The images here are highly influenced by socialist propaganda, both in form and content. In general, his photographs can be defined as sort of an anthropological approach to the soviet society through its architecture and monuments.

“The intention with this exhibition is to show the life of a particular group of people, witness to one of the most dramatic and sad pages of our history, and by learning about their present we can understand more about their past,” Taquechel added.

The Red Stone exhibit will be on display for the entire month of September through Saturday, Sept.  29.  Visits during the college’s open business hours are welcome; please call 305-237-1450 to arrange a guided tour.

WHAT:     The Red Stone Exhibition

WHEN:      Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., Artist Talk |  Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., Reception | Exhibit Closing Saturday, Sept. 29.  Gallery Open Hours, Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m., other hours upon request.

WHERE:   MDC’s North Campus, Room 5107 | 11380 N.W. 27th Ave.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elissa Graff, Chairperson, Arts & Philosophy,, or call 305-237-1450.