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Fashion and Art Collide Like Never Before At The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Fiu For Art Basel Season 2016

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A Gallery Experience Not to Be Missed: Couture Creations Presented Alongside Artwork by Major Artists including Carmen Herrera, Donald Judd, Jennifer Steinkamp, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, Antonio Llorens and Elena Asins 

(photo captions, left to right: 1.) Narciso Rodriguez/Fall 2015 Collection.  2.) Artwork by Carmen Herrera, Black and White, 2009)

Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism will feature the first-ever museum solo exhibition by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. Featuring more than forty couture designs, never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches and video presented alongside works of art selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts has on his creations.

Presented in the museum’s Grand Galleries, visitors will experience the fashions alongside works by major artists, including Carmen Herrera, Donald Judd, Jennifer Steinkamp, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, Antonio Llorens, Elena Asins and more.

This is the first time a major museum has presented an exhibition by a living fashion designer during Miami’s Art Basel Week, creating a new type of gallery experience where viewers will be among the first to ever experience major artworks exhibited alongside these history-making fashions. On view October 9 through January 8. The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, October 9 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on the campus of Florida International University, 10975 S.W. 17 Street in Miami (directions to the campus).

(photo captions, left to right:  1.) Artwork by Maria Freire, 21 de Enero, 1957.  2.) Narciso Rodriguez/Fall 2016 Collection)

The exhibition is co-curated by ELLE Magazine’s Creative Director, Alex Gonzalez, and the Frost Art Museum’s Curator, Klaudio Rodriguez. The Frost Art Museum FIU is partnering with ELLE on both the exhibition and the private reception/fundraiser the evening before the public opening.

“I am honored to be asked to be part of the celebrated history of exhibitions presented by the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and particularly excited to do so during Art Basel Season in Miami,” said Narciso Rodriguez.


“The strength of our inaugural couture exhibition is our emphasis on Narciso Rodriguez’s internationally renowned artistry and creative process,” says Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, the Director of the Frost Art Museum FIU.

“Like a master sculptor or painter, he finds inspiration in the world around him to create an artistic continuum of ideas that are the underpinning of his life’s work. As a first-generation immigrant who impacts our contemporary culture globally, Narciso personifies the creative aspirations of today’s artistic influencers who are propelling the artistry and designs of this new century.

“Alongside our guest curator Alex Gonzalez, Creative Director at ELLE Magazine, these two powerhouses will present a cultural milestone that will inspire and resonate strongly with the international communities here in Miami, at Florida International University, and visiting for Art Basel 2016,” adds Dr. Pomeroy.

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