Archives for June 2017

Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch | 749 Studios & Gallery

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ArtCenter Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: 749 Independent Artist Studios & Gallery
4901 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33127

ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to invite you to an Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch at 749 Independent Artist Studios & Gallery featuring alumni Rosa Naday Garmendia and Jose Pacheco Silva along with fellow studio artists Aquiles Avalos, Martin Carbajal, Jose Castro, Suzanne Crossland, Manuel Iraola and Margo Ouellette.

Following the studio tour, we invite you to join the 7 Ave Sunday Art Walk organized by ArtCenter alumnus Steven Gagnon.

Free parking available on site.

Open to the public // RSVP

XXIV Subtropics Festival

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XXIV Subtropics 
Presented by SFCA [iSAW+SUBTROPICS] in collaboration with ArtCenter/South Florida
Location: ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Kick-off: July 5, 2017 | 7 – 1o pm
Performances, Workshops, Films: July 6 – 22, 2017

The 24th edition of Subtropics, Miami’s experimental biennial of music and sound art, aims to nurture the act of attentive listening with a summer festival featuring live concerts, sound art installations, workshops and films as well as the classic Subtropics Marathon concert.

Subtropics XXIV kicks off on July 5th during ArtCenter’s Resident Night with a preview of two sound art installations: LISTEN featuring a series of adapted works by the festival’s Director, Gustavo Matamoros in a space designed by Freddy Jouwayed and Microcosmos by Alba Triana. This year’s festival will also feature live performances by Olivia Block, John Driscoll, Richard Garet, Barbara Held, Gustavo Matamoros, Abbey Rader and Jack Wright, plus Miguel Alvarez Fernandez and Victor Aguado Machuca from AMEE (the Association of Electroacoustic Music of Spain). In addition, a series of workshops and seminars will explore and open up a discussion on experimental music, free musics and sound art led by authors Jennie Gottschalk, Jack Wright and Christoph Cox. One highlight of the festival will be a celebration of the life and work of filmmaker Charles Recher with a screening of his films on July 6th at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

For the full schedule please visit:

“ECOAESTHETICS. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics”

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“ECOAESTHETICS. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics”
3-day workshop with ARTSail resident Blanca de la Torre
June 28 – 30, 2017 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: ArtCenter/Downtown | 1035 N Miami Ave #300, Miami

ECOAESTHETICS. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics is a three day workshop led by ARTSail resident Blanca de la Torre that aims to provoke reflection on the current debates related to ecology and the potential for art to serve as a tool of action and of subjectivation; a tool which may allow us to rethink the importance of art in relation to the environmental concerns of the present moment.

The workshop will also cover a selection of theoretical approaches to the subject, which provide a basis for the connection between art and ecology as well as chart the contributions of thinkers that have marked the ecological movement and thinking to date. ECOAESTHETICS. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics will consist of combining these theoretical approaches with sessions that aim to “rethink together” by reading, discussing, and commenting on the texts together.

Participants will be expected to develop a project or idea of any format—examples include but are not limited to exhibitions, publications, educational programs, collaborative practices, artworks, novels, etc—that would reveal any of the ideas examined during the workshop. The goal is to approach art and cultural practices that move toward this ecological vision, and understand art as a way to contribute to the public debate on sustainability policies, to develop creative proposals that — in both form and substance — propose alternative ways, from both a symbolic and a practical perspective, of working with the environment in a fair and sustainable manner.

This workshop is free & open to the public but registration is required. To RSVP send e-mail to:


Day 1
– Introduction to Eco-Aesthetics. The relationship between Art and Ecology.
– Approaches and representation through art (Domestication of Nature, Environmental Problems, Climate Change, North-South Inequality, Management of Consumer Behavior, Dialectics with Nature…)
– Rethinking Together
– Led discussion. “Hybris”. Art and Ecology through the exhibition “Hybris” at MUSAC, the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León, Spain. (Open to the public)

Day 2
– From “Deep” to “Dark”. From the Deep Ecology to Dark Ecology.
– The Environmentalism of the Poor/ the Environmental Justice Movement.
– Basic notions on Ecofeminism
– Rethinking together
– Led discussion. Felice Grodin.

Day 3

Presentations and comments on projects and ideas.



Blanca de la Torre

Blanca de la Torre is an independent curator and art critic born in Spain. She has curated exhibitions internationally in cities such as New York, Prague, London and Madrid. From 2009 to 2013, she acted as Chief Curator at Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). Later she curated shows in New York at the EFA Project Space; in Mexico at the Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca; in Colombia at NC-Arte Bogotá and the group show PIGS, travelling to different European venues. Her critical writings have been included in several international publications among which the catalogues for the Spanish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial and the Greek Pavilion for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. She has collaborated with periodicals such as EXIT (Spain), INPUT (New York, USA) and Arte al Dia International (Miami, USA), among many others. She has participated in several talks, workshops, curatorial residencies and seminars held in a variety of international locations. She is currently developing projects for the museums MUSAC in León or LAZNIA, in Gdansk, Poland, among others.


ARTSail Residency & Research Program

Water has played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Miami and its communities and is increasingly becoming a central theme in ecological discussions. ARTSail is an ArtCenter/South Florida project in partnership with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, under the direction of independent curator Ombretta Agró Andruff. It is a nomadic residency and research program that seeks to provide artists and cultural producers with the opportunity to research and explore the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. ARTSail, was launched in 2015 thanks to a Knight Arts Challenge Grant. Two artists and one curator were selected for the 2016/2017 residencies: artist/researcher Mark Lee Koven (USA), curator Blanca de la Torre (Spain), and artist Simon Faithfull (U.K.).

ARTSail residencies will offer creative solutions to develop awareness in the community about environmental concerns and engage the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of South Florida’s waterways.



MFU: MIAMI Fellows Presentations


Fellows Presentations
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
1035 N Miami Ave #300, Miami

ArtCenter/South Florida is proud to host a series of presentations by the five Fellows selected for MFU: MIAMI, a 12 week program developed by the Bruce High Quality Foundation University for ArtCenter. This is a great opportunity to meet the Fellows and learn about the projects they have been working on while in residence at ArtCenter/Downtown.

Free & Open to the public.

Climate Sync


Climate Sync
Tom Scicluna
ON VIEW May 2017 – May 2018
ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tom Scicluna presents Climate Sync, an inverted yet fully operational alternating time and temperature display unit installed above the main entrance to the ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach. Situated five blocks west of Lincoln Road’s landmark rooftop time and temperature clocks, the commercially produced upside down sign critically invokes geographic, social and economic conditions at play concerning the given South Florida environment.
Tom Scicluna is a Miami-based artist. Selected exhibitions include: Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL (forthcoming); New Work Miami 2013, Miami Art Museum, FL; Night Shift, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; and Rendez-Vous 08, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France.

Scicluna’s Climate Sync is part of SEA LEVEL RISE: a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact in South Florida organized by Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication.

Photography by: Christian Hernandez with GingerPhotoInc.

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