Assembly 2022: Time and Attention

On View: October 1 – January 29

First Floor Galleries, Experimental and Truland Galleries

Participating Artists: Merryn Omotayo Alaka & Sam Fresquez (AZ), MyLoan Dinh (NC), Erika Lynne Hanson (AZ), Priya Suresh Kambli (MO), Cecilia Kim (VA), Vincent Miranda (FL), Kelly Taylor Mitchell (GA), Courtney Puckett (NY), Trina Michelle Robinson (CA), Mandy Cano Villalobos (MI), and Sandy Williams IV (VA)

Assembly, the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s biennial exhibition program, highlights the material and conceptual trends being explored by contemporary artists in the present moment. The artists in Assembly 2022: Time and Attention demonstrate a deep commitment to process and craft, which is channeled through materials and into research. Through these carefully considered approaches, they are creating work that speaks to the present moment in ways that feel both urgent and timeless. In what feels like a moment of ongoing, even perpetual, crisis they bring this focused approach to issues that are fundamental to contemporary American life, including questions of identity, history, immigration, place, and belonging.

The artists included in Assembly 2022: Time & Attention were selected through a multi-step process. Curators from peer organizations across the country were invited to nominate two artists to be considered and, from the group of nominated artists, twelve were invited to participate in the exhibition by Blair Murphy, the Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions.

Related Programs

Extended Gallery Hours:
Friday, December 9 and Friday, December 16, 12pm-9pm

In Conversation: Cecilia Kim & Betsy Johnson
Friday / December 9 / 6pm
In person at MoCA Arlington

In Conversation: Sandy Williams IV & Jamelle Bouie
Friday / January 13 / 6pm
In person at MoCA Arlington

Live with Courtney Puckett & Mandy Cano Villalobos
Wednesday / January 18 / 12pm
On Instagram @mocaarlington

Roundtable: Erika Lynne Hanson, Vincent Miranda, and Kelly Taylor Mitchell
Moderated by Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington
Friday / January 20 / 12pm ET / 9am PT
Virtual Program

Roundtable: MyLoan Dinh, Priya Suresh Kambli, and Trina Michelle Robinson
Moderated by Elena Gross, Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center
Tuesday / January 24 / 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Virtual Program

Additional Information

Assembly 2022: Time & Attention Catalog

Call for Artists

Submit your work for a chance to be exhibited

Support the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

Make a Donation

Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.