Archives for November 2015

Lick It

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Photo by Silvia Ros

LICK IT | FRANCES GOODMAN
Windows@Walgreens | 6700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141

On view through February 14, 2016

The mediums used in Frances Goodman’s work are the materials and labor of the beauty industry. Goodman deftly deploys fake nails, false eyelashes, earrings, pearls, and sequins, among many other items found in the beauty aisle, to create works that are simultaneously seductive and appalling.  The repetitive and meticulous gestures used to create Lick It mimic the repetitive and meticulous labors of nail salons and beauty maintenance regimes. By employing these materials and efforts, Goodman’s work draws attention to popular assumptions that narrow the possibilities of female identity to extremes of consumption, aspiration, obsession, desire, and anxiety. Though Goodman’s work references a society in which objects can define and burden people, it also celebrates the use of these materials as symbols of empowerment.  – Jennie Lamensdorf, Art in Buildings

Lick It was created during Goodman’s residency at Fountainhead Residency in Miami.


Frances Goodman | Johannesburg, South Africa, 1975 |
Lives and works in Johannesburg
Goodman is fast becoming known as one of South Africa’s strongest artistic voices of feminism and consumerism. Goodman studied Fine Arts at Wits University, Johannesburg. On completion of an MA at Goldsmiths College, London, UK, she lived in Antwerp, Belgium, where she was artist in residence at HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts). Goodman has had solo exhibitions at the Goodman Gallery in South Africa, Aeroplastics in Belgium, (Art)Amalgamated in New York and TM Projects in Geneva. She has participated in major international exhibitions such as The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists commencing at MMK Frankfurt and travelling to the Smithsonian and SCAD, Savannah, Lust and Vice: From Durer to Nauman at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Spheres, at Le Moulin, France and Beauty and Pleasure, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway. Her work has been shown at the Armory, ArtBasel and ArtBasel in Miami Beach. She has been invited to participate in a number of residencies, including Art Omi, New York; ISCP, New York; The Foundation GegenwART, Berne, Switzerland; Recollets International Accommodation and Exchange Centre, Paris; Artist’s Work Program, Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin, Ireland; and most recently Fountainhead Residency in Miami.

 

 

AMLgMATD

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ON VIEW December 3, 2015 – February 7, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, December 3 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH Sunday, January 31 | 11:30am

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

AMLgMATD is the collaborative team of artists/designers Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. AMLgMATD combines Zlamalova’s geometric abstract forms and Ojalde’s functional and aesthetic ideals. Ojalde is a mixed media artist whose inspiration comes from the love of the everyday object; the mundane, the functional, the gimmicky to the refined. His excitement is in reinterpreting them into new forms defined by the base principle of reduction and simplicity, while not diminishing the objects initial function. Zlamalova is a mixed media artist who explores the crossroads between the states of being asleep and awake—the hypnagogic state. Her ink washes are illogical and coincidental and contrast her hand-constructed geometric lines and patterns—the logical and the premeditated. She uses dreams, instinct and graphic design elements in her works that are developed through coincidence, chance and strict repetition through a process that in the end becomes more important than the result.

Nayoung Jeong

 

Nayoung Jeong is a ceramist, sculptor, and painter whose work takes form as performance and installation. Exploring identity rooted in heritage and uprooted by globalism, her process-oriented work evokes memories and questions to make the unfamiliar closer to familiar. Jeong was born and raised in Korea, and works and lives in New York and London. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts, and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design.

 

Media: Mixed Media
Studio #: TBA
E-Mail: artistnayoungjeong@gmail.com
Website: www.nayoungjeong.com

ABMB 2015

ArtCenter/South Florida’s Exhibits and Events
during Art Basel in Miami Beach

DINA SHENHAV: D.O.A.
Curated by Tami Katz-Freiman
Preview & Artist Talk | Sunday, November 29 | 6-9 PM
Opening Reception featuring DJ Doron Solomons |
Monday, November 30 | 7-10 PM
VIP Breakfast Reception |
Saturday, December 5 | 9 AM-12 PM (by invitation)
On view November 29, 2015 – January 31, 2016
ArtCenter [Little River Edition] 7252 NW Miami Ct, Miami

Known for creating immersive tableaux vivant-style installations, Israel-based Shenhav uses soft materials like ash or foam to sculpt powerful scenes of domestic and urban life and destruction. For the installation, D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival), whose title is borrowed from the police jargon used to describe a murder scene, Shenhav meticulously recreates a hunter’s cabin, complete with all of the tools of his trade: rifles, knives, guns, tree stumps, ammunition, traps, taxidermy deer heads and fur pelts.

MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector
Presented in partnership with Verein Berliner Künstler
Curated by Susan Caraballo
Sandra Becker 01 | Margarete Hahner | Simone Kornfeld | Sebastian Kusenberg |
Ina Lindemann | Monika Ortmann | Sabine Schneider | Peter Schlangenbader |
SOOKI | Andrea Sunder-Plassmann | Detlef Suske
On view through January 24, 2016
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

According to many social theorists, the world is getting smaller. Technology is continuously facilitating the process of globalization. This ever-changing technology is speeding up globalization while simultaneously making us more isolated. More and more, people are slowly rejecting technology to reconnect to the physical world and real people. This return to the past—to an analog time—could be a metaphor for the West Berlin of the 1980s when most of the artists in this exhibition developed and creativity was at its peak in experimentation. Today, Berlin is still booming with creativity, but in creative industries including many tech start-ups. The comeback of the analog is not simply a nostalgia for the past, but instead a driving force of a post-digital era, where a new hybrid physical and digital—phygital—future is emerging. In this allegory, Berlin’s future is to be seen and redefined once again.


UNTITLED Art Fair – The Totem at the VIP Terrace
ArtCenter/South Florida (Miami Beach) and PARTICIPANT INC (New York) present a series of performances at The Totem at the VIP Terrace at UNTITLED Art Fair. The Totem will feature performances by Dale Dale, T De Long, Glendalys Medina, Narcissister, needle/Sony Mao as part of The Inertials and the TM Sisters.

STUDIOcrawl
Wednesday, December 2 | 7-10 PM
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
STUDIOcrawl, held every first Wednesday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the building, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions. In addition to the exhibition MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector, December’s STUDIOcrawl will feature In Between, a selection of site specific performances, as part of a one-day performance festival, PerforMIA 2015 presented by Edge Zones and curated by Liz Ferrer. ArtCenter will also open Semiotic Tree by Jorge Wellesley in the 924 Vitrine and a selection of works by artists who just culminated their studio residencies.

FREE GELLIE PRINT DEMO
Saturday, December 5 | 4 – 6 PM
924 Lincoln Road #103, Miami Beach

Experiment with Gelli Arts Gel Printing. This technique does not require the use of a printing press and prints can be made with everyday materials such as cardboard, fabric or paper. Space is limited. RSVP

 

BYE BASEL BASH
Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 11am – 4pm
ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
ArtCenter/South Florida invites you to wander throughout the ArtCenter’s 924 building for the closing of Miami Art Week with a Bye Basel Bash! Come view our current exhibitions and visit the artists in residence as they host an open house to bid the week’s festivities farewell with some bubbly champagne.

 

ALSO ON VIEW IN WYNWOOD

AMLgMATD | Laz Ojalde & Natalie Zlamalova
Opening Reception | Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 6-9 PM
On view through January 31, 2016
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami

AMLgMTD is the collaborative team of artists/designers Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. AMLgMATD combines Zlamalova’s geometric abstract forms and Ojalde’s functional and aesthetic ideals. Ojalde is a mixed media artist whose inspiration comes from the love of the everyday object; the mundane, the functional, the gimmicky to the refined. His excitement is in reinterpreting them into new forms defined by the base principle of reduction and simplicity, while not diminishing the object’s initial function. Zlamalova is a mixed media artist who explores the crossroads between the states of being asleep and awake—the hypnagogic state. Her ink washes are illogical and coincidental and contrast her hand-constructed geometric lines and patterns—the logical and the premeditated. She uses dreams, instinct and graphic design elements in her works that are developed through coincidence, chance and strict repetition through a process that in the end becomes more important than the result.

Project 924’s extended hours during Art Basel in Miami Beach:
Nov 30 – Dec 1: 12pm-9pm | Dec 2-5: 10am – 10pm | Dec 6-7: 10am – 9pm

ArtCenter [Little River Edition]’s extended hours during Art Basel in Miami Beach:
Nov 30 – Dec 6: 12pm – 7pm | Dec 7: 11am – 4pm

Unless otherwise noted, all events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

Closing Brunch & Films: 9TOPICS

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Closing Brunch & Films: 9TOPICS | Amalia Caputo + Marina Font
Screening: Color Runaway Dog & Dress Rehearsal for Utopia
Sunday, November 22 | 10:30am
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127
FREE and open to the public

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/South Florida invite you to the closing reception of 9TOPICS, a project curated by Amalia Caputo and Marina Font.

Starting at 10:30am, guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then at 11:15am, guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of “Color Runaway Dog” by director Andrés Duque. Followed by a second film at 12:30pm “Dress Rehearsal for Utopia” directed by Andrés Duque.

Color Runaway Dog (2011)
After an accident that leaves him bedridden for two months, the filmmaker retrieves discarded images he has been collecting for eight years on his computer’s hard drive. With them he develops an intimate and poetic film, consisting of portraits of friends, walks through Barcelona and a trip to his native country, Venezuela, where chaos imposes its aesthetic appeal. A complex and fragmented film that shows the world of the filmmaker that sometimes happens to be as absurd and miraculous as a painting by Hieronymus Bosch.

Dress Rehearsal for Utopia (2012)
As his father lies dying in a hospital room in Venezuela, the filmmaker’s thoughts travel to Mozambique. Images of dance and revolution, some retrieved from archival footage, some newly shot, conjure up a spectral alternate reality where human figures take part in a cascade of excited movements.

9TOPICS
ArtCenter alumnae artists Amalia Caputo + Marina Font developed 9TOPICS as a response to an invitation by the Girls’ Club Collection of Contemporary Art to coincide with their 2015 exhibition The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona. Caputo + Font curated a long-term web-based photo project that would involve community participation worldwide. It consisted of an open call that sought monthly thematic submissions in relation to the interpretation of the SELF. Instagram being a borderless platform was the ideal channel to host this global initiative where artists from all walks of life could reach and participate in a collective yet intimate dialogue.

MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector

 

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MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector
Presented in partnership with Verein Berliner Künstler
Curated by Susan Caraballo
Sandra Becker 01 | Margarete Hahner | Simone Kornfeld
Sebastian Kusenberg | Ina Lindemann | Monika Ortmann
Sabine Schneider | Peter Schlangenbader | SOOKI
Andrea Sunder-Plassmann | Detlef Suske

On view through January 24, 2016

Opening Reception | Wednesday, November 18 | 7-10pm
STUDIOcrawl | Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 7-10pm
Curator Walkthrough and Closing Reception | Wednesday, January 20 | 7-10pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

According to many social theorists, the world is getting smaller. Technology is continuously facilitating the process of globalization. Today, most of us are able to communicate with someone on the opposite side of the planet in an instant with the many evolving online platforms. A few keystrokes can cause a global movement. This ever-changing technology is speeding up globalization while simultaneously making us more isolated. More and more, people are slowly rejecting technology to reconnect to the physical world and real people. We are experiencing a return to analog. This return to the past—to an analog time—could be a metaphor for the West Berlin of the 1980s when most of the artists in MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector developed and creativity was at its peak in experimentation. Today, Berlin is still booming with creativity, but in creative industries including many tech start-ups. Present-day Berlin is “digital.” The comeback of the analog is not simply a nostalgia for the past, but instead a driving force of a post-digital era, where a new hybrid physical and digital—phygital—future is emerging. In this allegory, Berlin’s future is to be seen and redefined once again.

MIA_BER is an exhibition exchange project between ArtCenter and Verein Berliner Künstler, the oldest artist association of Berlin, founded in 1840. ArtCenter alumnus William Cordova curated the first exhibition, MIA_BER, with 22 Miami-based artists at the VBK Gallery in the summer of 2014. This MIA_BER exhibition features mostly German artists, many Wahl-Berliners (Berliners of choice), who have come to Berlin, a city filled with foreigners where English is as common as Spanish is in Miami. Miami also has experienced an influx of migrants, both national and international and for many of the same social, political, economic and cultural reasons.

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Image: Sandra Becker 01, Still from “Social Dissolve,” 2014, Commissioned by Goethe Institut in Porto Alegre, Brazil
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