On Documentary Abstraction

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On Documentary Abstraction
Curated by Rachael Rakes
On view September 30 – December 17, 2017
Conversation: Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 1PM
Opening Reception & Brunch: Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 2-5PM

ArtCenter/South Florida  | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

On Documentary Abstraction explores the ways contemporary artists are using abstract painting and sculpture to document, discuss and revisualize recent history.  Featuring artists Torkwase Dyson, Tomashi Jackson, Richard Ibghy, Marilou Lemmens and others, the works in On Documentary Abstraction examine the history of lynching in the southern United States, civil rights legislation, and labor exploitation in the 20th century, among other topics.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and film programs on expanded forms of visual abstraction and the rich historical connections between politics and abstract art.

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Public Programs:

Conversation | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 1PM
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 2-5PM
ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Join artist Tomashi Jackson and exhibition curator Rachael Rakes in conversation followed by a brunch and opening reception.

Free with RSVP.

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Film Screening: A VALENCE
October 22, 2017 | 7PM
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
A VALENCE presents four works on social and historical abstraction curated by Rachael Rakes as part of the exhibition On Documentary Abstraction. Featuring short films by Coleen Fitzgibbon, Tomashi Jackson, Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy, and Ana Vaz. Conversation with artists Lemmens and Ibghy immediately following the films.

Free with RSVP.

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Film Screening: AN OBJECT
November 7, 2017 | 7PM
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
AN OBJECT is a program mixing contemporary and historical works on material abstraction, geometry, shape, and color curated by Rachael Rakes as part of the exhibition On Documentary Abstraction. Featuring films by Madison Brookshire and Tashi Wada, Magdalena Fernández, Pierre Hébert, and Manuela de Laborde.

Free with RSVP.

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Conversation
Saturday, December 9 | 10:30 AM
Auditheque @ ArtCenter
924 Lincoln Road #201, Miami Beach
On the occasion of the exhibition On Documentary Abstraction, curator Rachael Rakes will moderate a conversation with exhibiting artist Torkwase Dyson and the curator and director of Tensta Konsthall, Maria Lind.

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