• Public Opening: DEMO

Public Opening: DEMO

October 11, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the opening of MOCA’s Great Hall exhibition, Juan Obando and Yoshua Okón: DEMO, with food by OaxaRico, drinks, and music!


About the exhibition

DEMO is a multimedia exhibition by artists Juan Obando and Yoshua Okón that explores “astroturfing”, a marketing practice that generates artificial public demonstrations intended to appear as grassroots political movements. Through video, sculptures, and installation, the artists expose how astroturfing methods are used to manipulate public perceptions and neutralize political action. Engaging the aesthetic, gestural, and performative dimensions of astroturfing, Obando and Okón highlight the power of disinformation on public perception, and urge us to consider the deep-seated intersections of visual culture, civic protest, concentrated capital, and political mechanisms.


Image Credit: Juan Obando and Yoshua Okón, DEMO, installation view Museum Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2022.