Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread… at MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread
instalation by Mira Lehr
installation by Mira Lehr





Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread

September 6, 2018 – November 4, 2018

Artist Reception Thursday, September 13, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious

by Mira Lehr
by Mira Lehr

minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will pay homage to the metaphor of navigating through complex systems found in nature in search of personal insight. A site-specific marine rope will wind through the main gallery transposing a pattern of mangrove roots into a vertical cathedral-like structure that culminates in the center. Traces of the marine rope will be included in the exterior galleries as a sort of “Ariadne’s thread” that guides the viewer and connects the labyrinth to other works in the show. 


The mangrove structure will engage the general public in the meditative experience of walking a labyrinth while bringing attention to the fact that these native trees are at risk. Overall this exhibition will reflect on nature’s beauty and themes of personal discovery while promoting a sense of reverence toward our environment.

MOCA website

Miami New Times Arts & Culture

about a month ago

Artist Mira Lehr describes environmental damage as “a misuse of the earth in a way that I don’t think would happen if women were more in charge of running things.”

Mira LehrCourtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Mira LehrCourtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
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