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FROM LONDON TO MIAMI FOR ART BASEL 2016: The Otolith Group – Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public at ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road

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In addition to  its annual Open Studio Brunch, ArtCenter/South Florida presents The Otolith Group as part of the new exhibition, An Image. The conversation with The Otolith Group is Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at 924 Lincoln Road. This event is free and open to the public. The event is free but guests are encouraged to RSVP here.


The talk will feature London-based Anjalika Sagar (in person) and Kodow Eshcun (via Skype), who founded the group in 2002. The collaborative group is research-based and focuses on the essay film as a form that examines conditions, events and histories within a gallery context. The talk will be moderated by Graham Eng-Wilmot, a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

This discussion will address the representation of storms in cinema and art cinema using Indian neo-realist cinema as a key example.



One Date: Friday, December 2

ArtCenter/South Florida 924 Lincoln Road Friday, December 2
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ArtCenter/Downtown 1035 North Miami Ave. #300 Friday, December 2 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This year’s annual Open Studio Brunch expands into Downtown Miami. Enjoy mingling with artists, collectors, curators and patrons at ArtCenter’s Lincoln Road location and the new location in Downtown Miami.

This event is free and open to the public; Please RSVP at gallery@artcentersf.org.


AN IMAGE: The new exhibition on view for Art Basel at ArtCenter/South Florida 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.)


On view during Art Basel Week, ArtCenter’s new programming exhibition: An Image (through December 18 at 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Gallery hours, Wed – Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.). This exhibition launches ArtCenter/South Florida’s new formula for public programming, with the exhibition itself serving as a stage for  educational seminars, events, performances, screenings, lectures, theoretical sessions and artistic encounters.

“With An Image as the centerpiece to introduce our new public programming models, we have brought together a stellar group of change-makers and artistic influencers in ways that Miami’s visual arts community has never benefited from before,” says ArtCenter’s Executive Director, Maria del Valle. “Our lineup for Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 presents this new programming initiative, and features internationally renowned The Otolith Group from London.

Co-curated by Natalia Zuluaga (ArtCenter’s Artistic Director), and Domingo Castillo, An Image features works by the artists: Enrique Castro-Cid, Harun Farocki, Alan Gutierrez, (Human) Learning (Roxana Fabius & Federico Pérez Villoro), Barbara Kasten, and Suzan Pitt. The original soundtrack is by Heinrich Mueller-Dataphysix Renormalon.Read more about the exhibition and its new programming concepts at artcentersf.org/fall2016/animage.


The title, An Image is borrowed from Harun Farocki’s film under the same name and points to the way images intersect, supplant, and change our economic and social realities.

An Image, as an exhibition, attempts to question and retool the power of images through objects, lectures, performances, film screenings, and study groups. This multifaceted approach allows for ideas to unravel over time, offering up the institution as a stage where the intersection between images and image-making could be addressed and reconsidered alongside some of the racial, economic, and social inequalities of our time,” said Natalia Zuluaga, ArtCenter’s Artistic Director.



The Otolith Collective is curated and directed by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar. It coexists by curating, programming, publishing and supporting the presentation of artists work, contributing to a critical field of exploration between visual culture and exhibiting in contemporary art. They have curated and co-curated programmes and exhibitions including, A Cinema of Songs and People: The Films of Anand Patwardhan at the Tate Modern, The Inner Time of Television ( a collaboration with Chris Marker ), The Journey, by Peter Watkins at the Tate Modern, On Vanishing Land by Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, The Militant Image (ongoing) , the touring exhibition The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of The Black Audio Film Collective 1982-1998, Harun Farocki. 22 Films: 1968-2009 at Tate Modern and the touring programme Protest conceived as part of the Essentials: The Secret Masterpieces of Cinema commissioned by the Independent Cinema Office. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize.


Through Dec. 18 An Image (924 Lincoln Road) Co-curated by Natalia Zuluaga (ArtCenter’s Artistic Director), and Domingo Castillo, An Image features works by the artists: Enrique Castro-Cid, Harun Farocki, Alan Gutierrez, (Human) Learning (Roxana Fabius & Federico Pérez Villoro), Barbara Kasten, and Suzan Pitt. The original soundtrack is by Heinrich Mueller-Dataphysix Renormalon. Gallery hours during Art Basel Wed – Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (at ArtCenter’sLincoln Road and new Downtown Location)
ArtCenter invites guests for an Open Studio Brunch at ArtCenter’s Lincoln Road (924 Lincoln Road, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.) and Downtown Miami location (1035 North Miami Ave #300, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) where guests will be invited to meet the artists and mix-and-mingle with art collectors, patrons and curators.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m. (924 Lincoln Road) ArtCenter will present an artist talk by London-based collaborative The Otolith Group.

ARTWORK & IMAGE CREDITS (from top to bottom):

1. Otolith Group & Richard Couzins, MIR, Otolith 1, 2003

2. ArtCenter, 924 Lincoln Road

3. ArtCenter, Downtown Miami, 1035 North Miami Avenue

4. Harun Farocki, film still from An Image, 1983, 16 mm film transferred to video

5. Gallery.Installation photography by Zack Balber

6. Laurinda Spear & Bernardo Fort-Brescia (Arquitectonica), The Pink House, Miami Shores,
1976-79, Photography by Eric Meola

7. Barbara Kasten, Construct NYC 18, 1984, Pola Color photograph, Jorge M. & Darlene Pérez Collection, Miami

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