Archives for January 2016

ARTIST TALK: Ananké Asseff

el secreto tenía que develarse_AnankeAsseff
Ananké Asseff, El secreto tenía que develarse (detail),photographic performance. analogical photograph.

ARTIST TALK: Ananké Asseff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Visiting artist Ananké Asseff presents her work in conversation with curator Susan Caraballo. Asseff is part of ArtCenter’s international artist exchange program with Panal 361 in Buenos Aires, Argentina established in 2013. She is part of the upcoming exhibition, “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be” curated by Caraballo.

Ananké Asseff | Buenos Aires, 1971 | Lives and works in Buenos Aires
Asseff’s diverse body of work includes photography, installation and video. In Asseff’s earlier work, she presents highly charged scenarios that evoke imagined and/or provoked fear within individual and social constructs. Danger exists not as an occurrence, but as a hypothesis. The presumption of imminent danger loads her scenarios with tension. Through this earlier and more recent work, she explores how we perceive the world based on our own preconceived notions and the influences of the media, the audiovisual industry and the society that we live in. She questions this consistently in her work as this influences our most intimate feelings, how we relate to others and how we see the world.

Asseff’s works can be found in the collections of the Tate Modern (London), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Havana) and ARTER (Istanbul); and in Argentina, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes, the Museo Castagnino+MACRO (Rosario), the Palais de Glace (Buenos Aires), the Museo E. Caraffa (Córdoba) and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires). She has received numerous distinctions, prizes and awards. Her work has been featured in publications including magazines: TIME, L’Insensé Photo, Fototazo 2015, Magazine Photoworld China, 2014, Auto Focus; and books The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photograph, Fotografía en Argentina 1840-2010, POETICAS CONTEMPORANEAS_Artes visuales en Argentina 1990-2010, and others. Asseff has also participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Paris, Spain, Switzerland, United States and China. 

Monsters & Muses

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Monsters & Muses

Loren Abbate | George Goodridge

On view through February 21, 2016

Opening Reception | February 3, 2016 | 7-10pm
ArtCenter’s Studio 211, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

In this dual interpretation of the divine feminine, Loren Abbate and George Goodridge examine personal perspectives and impressions of the empowered female. Both their male and female attitudes reflect significantly different identities and idealisms of the feminine which consider attraction, seduction and spiritual nuances.  Varied mixed media, sculpture, monoprints and three-dimensional paintings will be presented.

The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be


The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be
Curated by Susan Caraballo

Octavio Abúndez | Ananké Asseff | Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker
Rosa Naday Garmendia | Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima | Stephanie Syjuco
Antonia Wright

ON VIEW | February 17 – March 27, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION | Wednesday, February 17 | 7-10pm
STUDIO CRAWL | Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 7-10pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

In contemporary times, violence is prevalent in our daily lives in the media, television programs, movies and video games. We see war-torn scenes in Afghanistan, stabbings in Israel and state brutality in Venezuela on the news every day. Children grow up playing with toy guns and shooting in video games. Violent scenes are commonplace and it seems as if we have become immune to it…until it hits home.

The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be examines violence and man-made atrocities in general and reflects how the future before us looks bleak and far from what we envisioned the 21st century to be. Without explicit and violent scenes, the works in the exhibition challenge the viewer to think about the violence that we humans have triggered and continue to inflict in this world.



Closing Reception Brunch & Film
ALMgMATD | Natalie Zlamalova + Laz Ojalde
Film: The Fountain
Sunday, January 31 | 11:30am
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 AMLgMATD, an exhibition by Natalie Zlamalova and Laz Ojalde.

Starting at 11:30am, guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then, guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of “The Fountain” by director Darren Aronofsky.

The Fountain
Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

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.

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