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 Quellette.

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: http://subtropics.org/

“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: email@artcentersf.org

PROGRAM

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.

SELECTED READINGS

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


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

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MFU: MIAMI
Fellows Presentations
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
ArtCenter/Downtown
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

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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.

The Recalibrated Institution

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From September to December, ArtCenter/South Florida and the Bureau for Cultural Strategies (BUX) are organizing The Recalibrated Institution: a 12-week paid fellowship and laboratory in Miami for developing and testing intelligences that address emerging and long-term systemic challenges.

Eligibility: Open to practitioners from anywhere working in contemporary art, design, architecture and related disciplines, as well as cultural managers, economists, coders and all those interested in innovative institutional models. The 12-week fellowship will be awarded to 8 practitioners, 3 of which will be awarded to Miami-based practitioners. Please note that discussions and seminars will be held in English. We welcome international applicants, but are unable to assist in visa, sponsorship, or immigration requirements.

Deadline: July 10, 2017, 11:59pm (EST)

Fellowship period: September 18-December 15, 2017 at ArtCenter/Downtown

What we offer: a total stipend of $3,750 and round trip travel expenses to Miami for up to 8 fellows–three of which will be awarded specifically to Miami-based practitioners. Housing will also be provided in Downtown Miami for up to five fellows with priority given to practitioners coming from outside of Miami.

Selection process & notification of acceptance: Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of ArtCenter, the Bureau for Cultural Strategies, and members of Miami’s art community. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance on July 31, 2017.

 

To apply, please click here.

 

The Challenge

Since the 1990s, contemporary cultural institutions have functioned as sites for propagating and valorizing a liberal cosmopolitan vision. Today, the unity and operative efficacy of this vision are being challenged by the impacts of digital technologies, financialization, and the mainstreaming of xenophobic policies. By the same token, some of these developments are creating novel possibilities for reconfiguring the structural agency and socio-economic function of cultural institutions. More than ever, there is a need to shift beyond the age-old divide of “infrastructures” versus “cultural content”––the back-end and the front-end of cultural institutional set-up––and to start prototyping strategies that think the two in tandem. The challenge is to develop cultural intelligences and tool-kits that are capable of enforcing this recalibration.

The Recalibrated Institution

The program takes the contemporary cultural institution as its artistic medium precisely because such institutions are junctures at which geopolitical and economic interests intersect. Whether in the form of the art market, the real estate market, or the “creative city,” cultural institutions routinely function as vehicles for comparative advantage and as access points to select financial and political networks. At the same time, cultural institutions continue to identify with various traditional roles: interfacing with the general public, preserving legacies, providing opportunities for cultural producers, representing and critically engaging with wider societal processes–a softened version of cosmopolitan nation-building at a city scale. The aim of the fellowship is to rework these different facets and to bring them into progressive structural realignments. Set in Miami, The Recalibrated Institution takes the city as a leading example of how development is defined in the global contemporary art system: the impact of real estate speculation on urbanism, changing demographics resulting from economic migration or wealth management, and the challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise. Cultural institutions are integral to coalescing these speculative and material interests by presenting Miami as a forward-facing global city to both its local populations as well as external investors. The Miami Model is a blueprint and hence a starting point in rethinking cultural strategy at different scales and contexts.

The eight fellows will work with strategists Marta Ferreira de Sá and Ben Singleton (Rival Strategy), theorist Suhail Malik (Programme Co-Director of the MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London), artist and co-organizer of W.A.G.E Lise Soskolne and others on designing frameworks to be probed in partnership with different cultural institutions in Miami and internationally. A series of public programs will also unfold throughout the course of the fellowship program.

This program involves self-initiated and collaborative work, as well as capacity in processing and translating artistic, infrastructural, legal, technical, theoretical, and design research into strategic insights. Fellows will work together toward a series of concluding programs in December 2017 in Miami as well as the possibility for continuing engagements with partner institutions in 2018.

Bureau for Cultural Strategies (BUX) is formed by Armen Avanessian and Victoria Ivanova. BUX is part of an ongoing project of producing and disseminating conceptual and strategic tool-kits that can enable the sphere of contemporary culture to make actionable claims on the future. Their earlier theoretical collaborations include amongst others the publication The Time-Complex. Postcontemporary (ed. with Suhail Malik, NAME Publications 2016).

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Still/Moving
On view: April 27 – July 16, 2017
Opening Reception: April 27, 2017 | 7 – 9 pm
Location: O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Still/Moving aims to examine the progression from photography to cinema, a still image to series, series to sequence, and sequence to film. The exhibit reveals a deconstructed experience highlighting the shared relationship between the still and motion picture; so that audiences may understand the mechanisms and interconnectedness of cinema and photography. Still/Moving is curated by and features artwork from FIU MFA Candidates Barbara Bollini Roca, Jose L. Garcia, Paul Perdomo and German Ruiz.

The Opening Reception will feature the film screening of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier.

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Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

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Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

 


ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to present exhibitions organized by candidates of Florida International University’s Master of Fine Arts program. The exhibitions will take place at the Windows at Walgreens and at O Cinema Wynwood. These projects are the result of an ongoing collaboration between the ArtCenter and FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts where MFA candidates are provided resources, exhibition opportunities, and participate in lectures, seminars, and programs at ArtCenter/South Florida.

Laundromat Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch

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Laundromat Art Space | Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM
5900 NE 2 AVE, Miami, FL

Join us for ArtCenter’s Alumni Studio Tour & Brunch at Laundromat Art Space, an artist collective founded by alumni from ArtCenter/South Florida, Bakehouse Arts Complex, and the Wynwood Arts District.

Enjoy a light brunch and refreshments while exploring the studios of ArtCenter alumni Pablo Contrisciani, Marina Gonella, Jean Paul Mallozzi, David McCauley, Bianca Pratorius, and Michael Williams along with fellow resident artists Andres Martinez, Christin Paige Minnotte and Ronald Sanchez. Also, on view is Wordplay, a group exhibition of text-based work by JC Rodriguez, Ronald Sanchez, and ArtCenter alumna Elysa D. Batista.

Street parking available.

Please RSVP by April 27th to: gallery@artcentersf.org


How to get there:

Laundromat Art Space
5900 NE 2 AVE
Miami, FL 33137

From South West Miami: Driving East on the Dolphin Expressway, merge onto I-95 North. On I-95 take exit 6A toward 62nd Ave, turn right onto 62nd Ave then right onto NE 2 AVE. Laundromat will be on your right.

From North Miami: Driving South on NE 2 Ave, at NE 59th ST Laundromat will be on your right.

From South Miami: Driving North on US1 keep left to merge onto 195 N. Take exit 6A toward 62nd Ave, turn right onto 62nd Ave then right onto NE 2 AVE. Laundromat will be on your right.

Public Transportation: Take the 9 or 10 bus to 59th Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue.

TeenWorks Exhibition

TEENWORKS
Wednesday, April 5, 6-8 PM
ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Rd. #103, Miami Beach

Join us for an exhibition featuring artwork by our TeenWorks students! TeenWorks is a free, after school intensive art program that assists local teens with developing new artistic skills by pairing them with professional teaching artists. The 2017 program concentrated on instruction in drawing and printmaking.

Artwork by: Nicole Alva, Nicole Andrade, Fernanda Anguiano, Sarah Birba, Zoe Damle, Chloe Dasilva, Jonathan Lalois, Soleil Romano, Francesca Tobar, Paula Carnio.

2017 TeenWorks Teaching Staff:
Felipe Melendrez (Drawing)
Loren Abbate (Printmaking)
Willie Baez (Program Assistant)

Parafiction

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Parafiction
On view: April 19 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception: April 19, 7-10 pm
Location: ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Nina Behrle
Jesse Chun
Kentaro Ikegami
Pastiche Lumumba
Andrew Ross

Curated by Victoria Seacrest

The Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) is proud to present, in collaboration with ArtCenter/South Florida, a group exhibition featuring resident artists from the MFU: New York Studio & Teaching Program. Curated by Victoria Seacrest, the interdisciplinary show includes works created by the artists while in-residence at BHQFU’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. “Parafiction” is loosely defined by art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty as an emergent genre of artwork that plays in the overlap between fact and fiction. Behrle, Chun, Ikegami, Lumumba, and Ross each interprets “parafiction” through their individual lenses of lived experience, personal critical frameworks, and studio practices. In a climate of “alternative facts” and “post-truths,” their recent works have all either directly or indirectly synthesized today’s politics into engagements with data interpretation, unreliable narration, mistranslation, historical revisionism, and speculations about future identities and intimacy. Or maybe they don’t.

The opening reception will feature live performances by MFU: MIAMI Fellows Zain Alam and Juan Ledesma.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 12 – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12 – 8 pm

Photo: Zachary Balber

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