ArtCenter/South Florida announces its new lineup for Art Basel season, introducing the new programming centerpiece/exhibition: An Image (on view through December 18 at 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach). An Image 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.
“As ArtCenter/South Florida transitions into this next phase centered around new public programming initiatives, the heart of our story continues to be all about spearheading new ways to support artists,” says ArtCenter’s Executive Director, Maria del Valle.
“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. Our lineup for Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 presents this new programming initiative, and features internationally renowned The Otolith Group from London.”
ARTISTS & EVENTS
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.
The exhibition also includes a rich series of public programs including: Black Radical Imagination (film screening and conversation with curators Amir George and Erin Christovale); lectures by Manuel Shvartzberg, Gerald Nestler and Jonathan Beller; and Alan Poma’s multimedia opera La Victoria Sobre El Sol. Events info will be updated ongoing, at this link.
“With this newly created synthesis of artistic programming, ArtCenter’s goal is to bring cultural producers and the community at large together to think and act upon the dynamics that are impacting present-day political and economic configurations – within and outside the boundaries of the cultural sphere,” said Natalia Zuluaga, ArtCenter’s Artistic Director. 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 PINK HOUSE
The exhibition space serves as a stage that has been created as a base-image for the rest of the programming. The design of the exhibition is based on an interpretation of archival material from the iconic Pink House located in Miami Shores, designed by Arquitectonica in the 1980s. “The home is one of the most photographed works of architecture in Miami, to such an extent that its appearance in the 1980s television series Miami Vice functioned more like a character than a location,” added the exhibition’s co-curator, Domingo Castillo.
ICONIC FIVE SHADES OF PINK
“An Image appropriates the iconic ‘five shades of pink’ from this landmark home in an attempt to capitalize on the way it reshaped the international image of Miami – using the city as a prism from which to think about the way ideas of luxury and real estate dreams were formed,” adds Zuluaga.
Located on the second floor of ArtCenter’s flagship location at 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, the exhibition features a mixture of photographs, installations, video, film, and paintings that surround a study table designed by Brian Booth. Aided by the interaction between Alan Gutierrez’s lighting installation and the strategic nuancing of architectural angles and other design details, the exhibition evokes the feeling of being part and parcel in the production of an image.
FILM SCREENINGS ON SOUTH BEACH
In addition to the exhibition space and the public programs at 924 Lincoln Road, film screenings are also offered for the public, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Cinematheque and at the New World Symphony’s SoundScape Park location (part of ArtCenter’s longstanding history of partnerships with the community).
Since it’s opening on September 15, An Image has presented a talk by Dr. Deborah Levitt from the New School (NY), a reading group organized by the New York-based collaborative (Human) Learning, and a screening and talk with renowned Berlin-based theorist Armen Avanessian.