Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women ArtistsDebuts at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU Contemporary Video Artists from the de la Cruz Collection
─ The Summer of Women Culminates with the Provocative Work of Six International and National Artists at the Forefront of Video ─
Tracey Emin – Sometimes the Dress is Worth More Money than the Money, 2000-01
(Single screen projection and sound, shot on mini-DVD, 4 Minutes)
Opening Reception Saturday, June 18 (4 – 7 p.m.)
On View through September 25
The Summer of Women at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU culminates onSaturday, June 18 with two events not to be missed. The opening reception forResonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists features six prominent artists from the de la Cruz Collection: Tracey Emin (London), Susanne M. Winterling (Berlin and Oslo), Sarah Morris (New York), Aida Ruilova (New York),Quisqueya Henriquez (Cuba )and Beatriz Monteavaro (Cuba and Miami).
Resonance/Dissonance brings together works in an immersive environment to demonstrate the powerful ways in which artists have employed single-channel video and sound as a platform for formal and conceptual experimentation. These women artists have exploited the range of video’s artistic potential and used the medium to explore themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body, and popular culture. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4–7 p.m. onSaturday, June 18. The museum is located on the campus of Florida International University, at 10975 S.W. 17 Street (directions and museum website).
Aida Ruilova – Hey, 1999 (DVD 30 seconds)
“Women artists are still woefully underrepresented in the museum world,” says
Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Art Museum. “At the Frost we are conscious of balancing representation and diversity, taking extra care to portray a well-rounded history of art. The Summer of Women highlights nine women artists, whose reputations are emerging or world renowned, as well as a sophisticated collector in Rosa de la Cruz. Seen together, the exhibitions engage the viewer in a multi-sensorial experience.”
Aida Ruilova – Do it, 1999 (DVD 31 seconds)
“The de la Cruz Collection is pleased to partner with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU on the exhibition Resonance/
Beatriz Monteavaro – Antics in the Forbidden Zone, 2002 (DVD 10 Minutes)
“As part of our yearly programming, we have activated an energetic lending series dedicated to cross-disciplinary exhibitions and public programs. Through this collaborative effort with academic institutions, we hope to create awareness that goes beyond the scope of the collection. These exhibitions reflect the state of contemporary art practices where the artists are at the forefront of this defining moment in American culture,” adds Yanez.
Quisqueya Henriquez – Intertextualidad (Intertextuality), 2005 (DVD 3 minutes)
The de la Cruz Collection is a contemporary art space privately owned by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, which serves as an extension to their home where they have shared their collection with the public for more than 25 years. The Frost Art Museum’s Curator Klaudio Rodriguez has chosen the museum’s largest exhibition space, the Grand Galleries, to display the works created by these artists.
Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists is curated by the Frost Art Museum’s Curator Klaudio Rodriguez, in collaboration with Ibett Yanez, Director of the de la Cruz Collection.
Sarah Morris – Midtown, 1998 (DVD 9 minutes 30 seconds)
Also on Saturday, June 18, the museum inaugurates the new Art and Health Seriesof community events with the luncheon presentation of Her Body of Art, sponsored by West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Exploring the nexus between art and health, the new series of artful conversations pairs medical experts and practitioners with art historians and visual artists ($35 per person includes lunch).