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Events: June 26, 2019

Magic Garden (Summer Art Camp 2019)

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - English

Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Sunflower Society invite your children to turn nature into art at our annual summer art camp. Artist and designer Winsome Bolt and her team will guide the creative spirit of young artists with a series of themed projects referencing the “Magic Garden.” Utilizing natural and man-made materials, projects include watercolors and crafts. Each child is encouraged to “Wave their Creative Wand.” Children must be accompanied by an adult and all supplies are included. A recommended donation of $5 per child is suggested for each class. (Ages 3-14)

Free With Registration.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Concrete in the Garden

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Work of FIU Architecture Students In The Design Studio of Professor Nick Gelpi.

Experience the architectural playgrounds of fabric formed concrete as a means for creating new spaces for the next generation.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Knight Arts Challenge Miami

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

The Knight Arts Challenge Miami, open for applications June 24 through July 26, offers a share of up to $2 million for ideas that connect people to place and each other through the arts. Applicants can get more detailed information on the challenge, and tips for applying, by attending informational sessions with Knight staff. Workshops will take place June 24 through July 10 in various venues around South Florida, with locations in West Palm Beach, Miami, Key West and more.

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One-on-one office hours will also be available. During these sessions, applicants can meet one-on-one with Knight Arts Director Priya Sircar and Program Officer Adam Ganuza to receive feedback on their ideas. Please register for the various workshops or office hours. Note: To register for these office hours, please select your preferred date and add the quantity "1" to your cart. When you checkout, scroll to the bottom of the page and under "Other Information" you'll be able to select an available timeslot for a 15-minute meeting. Please note that we ask participants to register only for one 15-minute time slot and to register on their own behalf so we can accomodate as many people as possible.

Locations:

  • Monday, June 24 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    AREA Stage, 1560 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Monday, June 24 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    'Leah Arts District's Stephan's Deli, 1000 E.16th St., Hialeah 33010
  • Tuesday, June 25 - 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
    Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040
  • Tuesday, June 25 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, 61 NE 41st St., Miami FL 33137
  • Wednesday, June 26 - Noon - 2 p.m.
    The History of Diving Museum MM 82.9. 82990 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, FL 33036
  • Wednesday, June 26 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Little Havana's Koubek Center's Art Space, 2705 SW 3rd St., Miami FL 33135
  • Thursday, June 27 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Far Gallery in the F.A.T. Village Arts District, 521 NW 1st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Thursday, June 27 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Allapattah's The Motivational Edge, 1550 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL 33142
  • Friday, June 28 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Monday, July 8 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    West Kendall's South Florida Center for the Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St., #10 Miami, FL 33186
  • Tuesday, July 9 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    North Miami's MOCA, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, FL 33186
  • Wednesday, July 10 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Brownsville's Historic Hampton House, 4240 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33142

Summer by the Sea Marine Science Day Camp 2019

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Enjoy Early Bird savings on the "Best Summer Ever" through April 15th! Weekly camp sessions June 10-August 2, 2019.

  • $350 per week for campers 8-12 years old

Location

Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Map)

Pavarotti

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award-winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti,s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film gives audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time.

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Location

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St,, Miami Beach, AK 33141 (Map)

Si Esto Es Un Hombre

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

“Si esto es un hombre”, narra las desgarradoras vivencias de su autor, el químico judío italiano Primo Levi, quien pasó once meses, en el campo de concentración de Auschwitz en Polonia, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, siendo uno de los relatos más antiguos que existe de un testigo directo del Holocausto. Primo Levi, ha usado el lenguaje mesurado y sobrio del testigo, no el lamentoso lenguaje de la víctima, ni el iracundo lenguaje del vengador: pensando que su palabra resultaría tanto más creíble cuanto más objetiva y menos apasionada fuese. Así, Levi narra la naturaleza del ser humano, los que someten a otros bajo su poder y autoridad degradándolos, y los que tratan de sobrevivir enfrentándose a crudas y dolorosas situaciones.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

An Evening of Concertos

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM - English

  • Escher String QuartetAdam Barnett-Hart, violin
  • Danbi Um, violin
  • Pierre Lapointe, viola
  • Brook Speltz, cello
  • Gzegorz Fankowski, double bass
  • Frank Cooper, moderatorEscher

Winners of the Frost Chopin Academy Concerto Audition, the Escher String Quartet, and Grzegorz Fankowski will perform Chopin Piano Concertos arranged for piano and string quintet by Kevin Kenner.

Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33186 (Map)

Contact Information

Kimberly Engelhardt

Tom McCormick

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Saxophonist and flutist, Tom McCormick, has been a fixture on the South Florida jazz scene for over twenty-five years. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Tom studied at the acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and soon after began teaching at the University. He is currently the saxophone professor at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus.

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Tom has performed with some of the biggest names in the business including: Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Nicole Henry, Mongo Santamaria, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, the O’Jays, Celia Cruz, Donna Summer, Patti Austin and Lou Rawls.

For many years he was the principal saxophonist with the Miami Symphony. Music has taken Tom around the world. He has performed throughout Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Japan and India. Besides being a multi- instrumentalist, Tom is also an accomplished composer and arranger.

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Miami Classical Music Festival Announces

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Greetings!

Miami Classical Music Festival, an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians, announces the lineup for the 2019 season with over 50 performances this summer.

Browse the new season and purchase your tickets below.

Whitney Humphreys

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Locust Projects presents The Command Center by Whitney Humphreys, a current dual MFA degree-seeking student at San Francisco Art Institute. She is the sixth student featured in our summer LAB MFA open call since 2013.

The installation in Locust Projects Project Room allows visitors to enter an alternate plane of reality, where a distant and mysterious machine known as the Rocket with Hoopskirt is in a perpetual state of pre-departure, monitored from across the country. The work extends and recontextualizes her ongoing MFA thesis focus, centrally figuring this skirt-clad model of rocketry pioneer, Robert H. Goddard’s so-named, formative rocket engine test. Built from found and recycled materials, the station reimagines systems of control by inviting engagement yet denying manipulation. Jumbled streams of imagery and noise emissions engulf the space in obscure, but familiar messages.

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The artist’s site-specific construction addresses the role that Florida itself has played in the history of rocketry and the impact the project of space travel has made on the state’s cultural, political, economic, and physical landscape. It offers a portal into narratives that embody intersections between and across gendered associations that are culturally attributed to the mechanical. And, engaging directly with both personal and collective histories, this project examines the complex web of influences that have shaped both real and imagined relationships between human and non-human beings and objects.

About the Artist

Whitney Humphreys is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and teacher currently pursuing a double Masters in San Fransisco Art Institute’s Dual Degree program, where she has held the position of 2018 Co-Director for the Legion of Graduate Students. Upon completion, she will earn an MFA in studio practice, with a focus in printmaking and sculptural installation, as well as an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art with her thesis titled Gendered Machines.

Opening Reception: Jul 13, 2019, 6 PM

Location

Miami Art Guide
P.O. Box 250864, New York, NY 10025 (Map)

Kids Create!

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - English

Jump into summer with Kids Create! Each day offers a new adventure with museum-themed projects. Program designed for children ages 5 and older.

Location

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Crispy Tickles

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

A Group Student Exhibition Curated by Bfa And Mbus Leads Students Sonya Royal and Arina Polyanskaya.

Group exhibition including: Natalia Chavarria, Emilia Morrow, Javier Pozo, Arina Polyanskaya, Sonia Royal, Carlos Americano, Michelle Bardino, Isabella Rodriguez and Rafael Lucas.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Beatriz González: A Retrospective

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective will be the first large-scale U.S. retrospective of the work of Bogota-based artist Beatriz Gonzalez (b. 1938, Bucaramanga, Colombia). At 81, Gonzalez is not only an internationally celebrated Colombian artist but also one of the few extant representatives of the so-called "radical women" generation from Latin America. Despite the fact that it spans over six decades of intensive research, her groundbreaking production is, for the most part, unfamiliar to audiences in the United States. One of the most comprehensive displays of the artist's work to date, this retrospective seeks to remedy this lag by presenting approximately 150 works, with examples from the early 1960s through the present, all of which embody the full scope of Gonzalez's oeuvre.

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The purpose of Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective is thus to display the full breadth, range and sophistication of the artist's practice while seeking to dispel misconceptions about its position in the larger context of both Colombian and international Postwar art. Achieving this goal, however, entails rejecting upfront the generalized view of her work as a regional manifestation of international Pop Art in favor of a more nuanced interpretation of her practice vis-a-vis the cultural context from which it emerged. Working in Bogota, and thus impervious to the emergence of a Pop Art movement, Gonzalez's aim was not to celebrate postwar consumer culture but rather to investigate Colombian middle-class taste as well as the popular desire for and consumption of well-known European artworks. Declaring herself "a provincial painter," she called into question the subordinate relationship between marginal localities such as Colombia and the hegemonic centers of artistic and cultural production represented by Europe and the United States. Her work thus embodies both a reaction to this uneven relationship as well as a fresh starting point. From this point of view, Gonzalez's objective does not end with the predictable (and rather exhausted) critique of representation implicit in any form of appropriation; her project, instead, is grounded in a broader assessment of the state of culture in her homeland and its relationship to the persistent legacy of colonialism.

Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective will offer an expansive look at the artist's unique and influential practice. Organized in a loose chronological order, the exhibition will include the artist's most iconic works, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Colombia. In this way it will trace the different stages in Gonzalez's creative and intellectual explorations of mass-media images as vehicles for her extremely personal approach to representing key facets of Colombian society and its relationship to Europe and the United States. These range from two-dimensional oil on canvas paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, and curtains, to three-dimensional recycled furniture (beds, tables, night tables, cribs, armoires), and everyday objects (trays, TVs, cigar boxes). The works will be culled from the artists' personal collection as well as from public and private collections in Colombia, the United States and Europe.

In addition to her pioneering work with images recycled upon furniture and other supports, the exhibition also brings to light Gonzalez's political production of the last three decades when she systematically chronicled the violence perpetuated by "la violencia, her country's" decades long civil war, with an increased focus on indigenous, rural and displaced communities. While continuing to draw primarily from newspaper images and art historical sources, her recent paintings have become more complex in terms of composition as well as the use of collage to paint-in images taken from diverse media narratives and sources. While always innovative and unpredictable in terms of subject matter and artistic strategies, the depth and intensity of Gonzalez's sui generis approach to individual and collective grief is unparalleled in contemporary art.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

The Burden of the Incommunicable. Works by Sybren Renema

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Join us for the opening of photographs by Dutch-born, Glasgow-based artist, writer and musician Sybrn Renma.

Exhibition Opening Reception: The Burden of the Incommunicable. Works by Sybren Renema. Tuesday, 6/18/19, 6:00PM.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Featured Local Artist Program

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM - English

Miami Design Preservation League has started a new program “Featured Local Artist”. This forms part of MDPL's mission to preserve, protect and promote by showcasing local and enthusiastic artists inspired by the architecture and beauty of Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. "Lights" by SCARFIG is currently exhibiting at the Art Deco Museum until July 24th. Lights is described by the artist as "a series that enhances visual effects between sets of lights, dimensions and neon colours allowing individuals to experience Miami through an artistic vision".

Location

Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Charlotte Sellam

Summer Art Camps

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Summer Art Camps at The Bass Creative Creatures ABOUT Ages 4-6 From sea life to the forest, discover creatures in habitats from all over the world to create a series of wildlife creatures in all media.

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Memoryloss

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

New work by Inaugural CARTA - Bauhaus International Exchange Artist, Markus Hoffmann.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

A Passion for Art: The Golden Rainbow Art Class

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

The talented students of Miami Beach Adult and Community Education Center present "A Passion for Art". The exhibition consists mostly of pencil on paper drawings done from observation. Miami Dade County Public Schools provides older adults art classes to enhance their lives and enable them share knowledge and wisdom. The program responds to the need to maintain the highest possible level of cognitive ability, to halt intellectual decline, and enhance the student creative abilities. The Arts and Crafts Class was provided tools and funding to purchase more materials needed to produce marvelous art pieces and showcase them.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Felice Grodin: Invasive Species

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Felice Grodin: Invasive Species is a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works by Miami-based artist Felice Grodin. The series employs the technology of augmented reality, and is accessible to visitors using iOS devices in PAMM's outdoor areas and in the Padma and Raj Vattikuti Learning Theater on the museum's first floor.

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By drawing on her training as an architect, Grodin analyzes the relationship between physical and mental territories. She explores the mutable within landscape, architecture, and our urban surroundings. Featuring four site-specific digital works, Invasive Species virtually interacts with PAMM's architecture and transforms the museum's environment as a response to Miami's ecological reality. For example, in Terrafish (2017–18), Grodin overlaps PAMM's hanging gardens on the waterfront terrace with the translucent body of the digital species she created a work suggestive of nonnative jellyfish found in South Florida waters. In Field Report [2518] (2017–18), cryptic signs run over the entrance grounds of the museum carrying a subliminal message from the future. By drawing on the destructive impact of invasive species and creating new digital environments, Grodin highlights the transformative and unstable state of our ecosystem, speculating about a not-so-distant future affected by climate change and overtaken by uncanny creatures.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Liliana Porter: El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

In its scale and complexity, El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves – Venecia 2017 is one of Liliana Porter's most ambitious projects to date. The piece serves as a form of retrospective, as it contains many of the characters, groupings, or situations that have appeared repeatedly in Porter's works over the last three decades. The installation takes its name from the tiny figure of a man with an axe, shown hacking away at an elongated pile of fragmented objects. The viewer's eye follows this array of broken pieces as they shift dramatically in scale, from dust-size particles, to chips of broken china, to damaged figurines, to larger objects that include plates and chairs, and finally to a full-size broken piano.

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The viewer will notice several old clocks of varying sizes. These symbols of linear time are shown completely broken apart, their white faces, circular metal casings, and interiors spilling outward in disarray. Central to Porter's practice is an investigation of time. She is specifically interested in how, as time passes, the line between reality and imagination becomes increasingly tenuous, as the current moment mixes with memories from the past that are often exaggerated in scale, fragmented, or broken. Porter is interested in how time becomes recorded not only in memories, but also in objects, images, and literature.

Historical figures and symbols appear throughout the installation. A plastic toy replica of the car in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is exhibited. Nearby an old hammer is placed casually on a sickle, tools and symbols of the industrial worker and the peasant farmer used in international Communism and on the flag of the Soviet Union. Elsewhere appears a broken porcelain head of the Chinese Communist leader Mao. These and other representations of the past emerge haphazardly, their ideologies and historical positions coexisting in the same space.

A tiny figure carrying a suitcase appears alone, isolated in one section. He stands between two lines that twist behind him, forming a path he has apparently been following. This is "the traveler," another important player who has appeared consistently in many of Porter's prints, paintings, photographs, films, and installations since the 1980s. A classic trope for the beginning of a story, the traveler is also often an immigrant, a refugee, someone displaced. In a world where we are increasingly from one place and living in another, and in a city like Miami that is populated with many immigrants and travelers, Porter's philosophical reflections resonate strongly, while they simultaneously and persistently confound.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Pedro Neves Marques: A Mordida

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Pedro Neves Marques (b. 1984, Lisbon; lives in New York) examines clashes among competing anthropologies, politics of nature, technology, and gender. He employs science fiction and speculative storytelling as key tools to produce works that range from fictional dramas to theoretical films and writings.

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A Mordida (The Bite) Neves Marques's first solo museum presentation in the United States encompasses an audio-visual installation featuring a set of new films commissioned by PAMM, digital animations, and an ambient sound piece produced by London-based musician Fraencis. Based on research done at a laboratory for genetically modified mosquitos in São Paulo, Neves Marques creates fictional and abstract narratives that question the role of gender in the history of science. The installation evokes an eerie feeling of collapse between biological epidemics and political crisis, specifically seeking to reflect the current alarming spread of intolerant conservative politics in Brazil.

The control and militarization of gender portrayed in the mosquito laboratory is paralleled through the films' three main characters a man, a woman, and a transgender woman as they navigate an intimate relationship. Veering between the sterile environment of the lab and scenes that depict nature and contact between bodies, Neves Marques poetically suggests intimacy, affection, and acceptance as sensitivities to be preserved in times of hostility.

Pedro Neves Marques received an MA in art and politics from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in fine arts from University of Lisbon. He has had solo presentations of his work at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon; e-flux, New York (with Mariana Silva); and EDP Foundation, Lisbon (with Andre Romão). His work has been included in group presentations including the 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York, and at SculptureCenter, New York; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Tate Modern, London; V-A-C Foundation, Venice; Parco Arte Vivente, Turin; Casa do Povo, São Paulo; Sursock Museum, Beirut; Times Museum, Guangzhou; Fundacion Botin, Santander, Spain; and Serralves Museum, Porto; and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon. Neves Marques is the editor of The Forest and the School: Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2014), an anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia from an anthropological perspective, and author of two short story collections, most recently Morrer na America (2017). He is cofounder of inhabitants-tv.org, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting. He lives and works in New York.

Fraencis is a music producer, sound researcher and former psychiatrist working across the fields of experimental electronic music, affect and embodied music cognition. He is currently undertaking a MA in music at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

“What I really want to tell you...”

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Presented by The55Project and Curated by Jennifer Inacio with Flávia Macuco Pecego this exhibition explores the cultural, social and political histories of Brazil. The participating artists question these issues and externalize their examinations through art that impact, inspire and engage, becoming their own manifestos of exploration, interrogation, and change. While responding to our contemporary moment, the exhibition highlights ways in which art stimulates and inform new ideas in times of divergent realities.

The exhibition features 14 Brazilian artists: Almandrade, Jonathas de Andrade, Liene Bosquê, Paulo Bruscky, Anna Bella Geiger, Rubens Gerchman, Ivan Grilo, Randolpho Lamonier, Vanderlei Lopes, Gabriela Mutti, Paulo Nazareth, Regina Parra, Rosana Paulino and Mano Penalva.

  • Hosted by Fundación Pablo Atchugarry
  • Produced by The55Project
  • Sponsored by FedEx and Consulate of Brazil in Miami

Location

Fundación Pablo Atchugarry
5520 Northeast 4th Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Reconstructing Identity

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 various times - English

Miami MoCAAD is pleased to announce its summer celebration of African Diaspora Heritage with its exhibition, Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice.” The exhibit brings together painting, photography, sculpture, and drawings by contemporary artists of American, Haitian, Cuban, Dominican and Jamaican descent exploring issues around identity and sense of place.

The opening night reception will be held on June 6, 2019, from 6pm-9pm.

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Miami MoCAAD’s series of pop up exhibitions and events with a vibrant showing of artists of the African diaspora is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

“Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice” encompasses the work of artists connected by a shared interest in the interrogation of identity when the sense of place is ever changing.

Utilizing varying materials and techniques, the work tells multiple stories. Some may observe cultural differences in the experiences of those within the black & brown diasporas. Others may explore aesthetic, social, cultural, and political subjects that examine where identity and sense of place., thus allowing for a better understanding of the communities we inhabit.

The featured local artists include Christopher Carter, Kandy Lopez-Moreno, Duwane Coates, Sharon Norwood, Onajide Shabaka, Rhea Leonard, Adler Guerrier, Asser Saint Val, Morel Doucet, Franciso Maso, and T.Elliot Mansa.

As part of the growing conversation around art from artists of Africa and its diaspora, Reconstructing Identity examines different cultural identities, significant similarities, and important differences that make up varying definitions of blackness. Influenced heavily by environment, community, and history, identity is explored, deconstructed, and reconstructed.

The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD. A preeminent contemporary fine art museum in planning for Greater Miami dedicated to the art and artists of the Global African Diaspora. The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) will discover, commission, collect and preserve the work of the most advanced contemporary artists of the Global African Diaspora and exhibit this art at the highest level both at home and abroad.

Additional sponsors include Hampton Art Lovers, Southeast Overtown Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency, and Sugarcane Magazine.

Location

Historic Ward Rooming House
249 Northwest 9th Street, Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

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