Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath our Feet
May 8 – August 16, 2015
WAIL Lab, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception & Panel Discussion:
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
(MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) in collaboration with Word + Image Lab (WAIL) presents the new exhibition, Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath Our Feet, showcasing a one-of-a-kind artists book created by 24 south Florida writers and artists.
Collaborating together on twelve unique page spreads, each artist/writer team focused on an architectural site located in the downtown Miami vicinity. Writers participating in this book are Jaswinder Bolina, Adrian Castro, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Luis Luis Eligio D Omni, Andrea Gollin, Lori Colleen Kelly, Molly Mcgreevy, Nadege Green, Michael Hettich, Jessica Machado, and Susan Weiner. Participating visual artists are Jenny Brillhart, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Felice Grodin, Gary Moore, Lea Nickless, Ernesto Oroza, Brian Reedy, Onajide Shabaka, Sara Stites, Carol Todaro, Tom Virgin, and Michele Weinberg.
Sites referenced in the book are the Miami Circle Archaeological Site, Plantation Slave Quarters, City of Miami Cemetery, D. A. Dorsey House, First Federal Courthouse and Post Office, Scottish Rite Temple, Brickell Mausoleum, Huntington Building, Freedom Tower, Olympia Theatre, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, and the Alfred I DuPont Building.
This project was made possible by funding from The Villagers Inc., an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites.
Affective Architectures at Aluna Art Foundation
Dic. 6th/20014 to Feb. 28/2015
Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective
With Atelier Morales (Juan Luis & Teresa), Carola Bravo, Tania Candiani, Pablo León de la Barra, Juan R. Hoyos, Alberto Lezaca, Ronald Morán, Ernesto Oroza, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Rafael Rodríguez, Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, Sergio Vega, and Viviana Zargón among others.
Amidst the flood of banal images, what artworks created through an inter-subjective dialogue with the architecture or the spaces inhabited by the artists, have the power to move us and remain in our memory?
This question was the point of departure in Affective Architectures, as a mirror reflecting our biographies within the failure of the grand narratives in Latin American and Caribbean cities, but also as a window into alternative passages.
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Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America
New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of recycled and repurposed materials and objects; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.
New Territories is organized by MAD’s Acting Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims and Adriana Kertzer, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager. It follows MAD’s groundbreaking 2010 exhibition The Global Africa Project, which presented new craft, design, and art that transcended nationality and regionalism in its presentation of the new nomadic paradigm of African identity. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, full color catalogue that will be published in separate English and Spanish editions by Turner Libros of Madrid and Mexico City.
Major support for New Territories: Laboratories for Art, Craft and Design in Latin America is provided by the Ford Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Additional support is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts and The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation.
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Curatorial Advisory Committee
Susana Torruella Leval
Ana Elena Mallet
Nessia Leonzini Pope
Mari Carmen Ramírez
Magdalena Gruneisen, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager
Antonio Sánchez Gómez, Curatorial Intern and Exhibitions Assistant
Alex Montane, Curatorial Intern
Special Thanks To
In Conversation: Lowery Stokes Sims on New Territories, Cuban Art News:
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America includes the work of three Cuban artists: Ernesto Oroza, Carlos Garaicoa, and Coco Fusco. Exhibition curator Lowery Stokes Sims talks about the exhibition, how it’s organized, and how Cuba fits into the picture.
Curated by William Cordova
BARRON SHERER/GRAHAM LAMBKIN, CARLOS SANDOVAL DE LEÓN, DAVID ROHN, DONA ALTEMUS, DONALD MCKNIGHT, ENA MARRERO, CARLOS PRIM, ERNESTO OROZA, GEAN MORENO, GLEXIS NOVOA, JORGE PANTOJA, JUANA VALDES, KAREN RIFAS, LOU ANNE COLODNY, KRISTEN THIELE, ONAJIDE SHABAKA, PURVIS YOUNG, RALPH PROVISERO, RHEA LEONARD, ROBERT MCKNIGHT, ROBERT THIELE, ROSEMARIE CHIARLONE, AND YANIRA COLLADO
OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 15, 2014
West Midtown location: White Provisions Bldg, 1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Suite A06, Atlanta, GA 30318.
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“Un solo palo no hace monte”: Notes on the Otherwise’s Inevitable Infecundity
Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza
e-flux journal #58
Third Space: Inventing the posible (group exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. Sept. 25, 2014.
A BENEFIT AUCTION FOR TECHO
ARTECHO New York is the annual art event that aims to raise funds for TECHO’s projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. All proceeds will fund TECHO’s community development programs: Construction of Transitional Houses and Education and Skills Training Programs.
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Cobra, 2013-2014 by Ernesto Oroza
Global Positioning Systems is the second iteration of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Overview Galleries, in which selections from PAMM’s permanent collection are displayed alongside loans from important private collections. Consisting of six interrelated parts (titledHistory Painting, Visual Memory, The Uses of History, Urban Imaginaries, The Contested Present, and Forms of Commemoration), this thematic group presentation explores the intersection between globalization and history. Since the late 1980s, the political and economic forces unleashed at the close of the Cold War have combined with dramatic advances in transportation and digital communications to create an unprecedented degree of interdependency among the nations of the world. As the networks of individuals, institutions, and markets that constitute the international system of art-making and distribution have expanded to include voices from disparate regions and contexts, the field has become a mirror for the cultural effects of this heightened state of global integration. One of the most important of these cultural effects has been the destabilization of any singular understandings of time and world history. The idea that the past may bear different meanings depending on one’s geographic and cultural standpoint has never seemed more incontrovertible. Global Positioning Systems explores this issue by bringing together the productions of an international and intergenerational array of artists who engage diverse histories while raising questions about how the past is recorded and remembered.
Worker build your machinery – workshop by Ernesto Oroza, Valentina Rognoli, Marinella Levi and +LAB
Taken at Politecnico milano – aule CT. 2014
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Ryder Charitable Foundation are excited and proud to host a new two-day festival, NEXT: From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale. At NEXT, science and techie fans of all ages can learn about how technology is rapidly adapting to accommodate society’s growing demand for “the NEXT big thing.” During the weekend, visitors will discover that innovation is everywhere –from the obvious to the discreet. Activities include the following:
- Explore the journey of new ideas from concept to reality through The NEXT Big Thing Innovation Showcase by University of Miami’s The Launch Pad, and be inspired to create from inventors of a variety of ages and interests.
- Climb in a big “green” truck from Ryder and electric cars from Tesla to learn about the latest technology in sustainable transportation.
- Learn how current technological developments are leading to improvements for individuals and the environment, from better repairs for the human body to more sustainable transportation with the “nano” talk series including prominent innovators, scientists and engineers from Ryder, BioNIUM, and UM’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.
- Dive into the “Maker” movement through two challenges. At the Mutants Maker Challenge, artist and designer Ernesto Oroza demonstrates how to repurpose the old to become new. During the Belly of the Beast Maker Activity, artist Kerry Phillips uses old and found objects to create a new community art project.*
- Become the NEXT “Maker” with the Make Me a Maker activities series for kids led by REM Learning Center South
- Get animated by altering your surroundings through a visually striking projection mapping experience in the planetarium led by Phenomenal Experience Agency.
- Discover how the very small can impact the very big with nano interactives provided by NISE Network’s Nano Days, BioNIUM, and Materials Advantage FIU Chapter.
- Stimulate your musical side with sound demos and activities with Arduino Musical Hopstotch by DCR Arduino Brigade.
- Join The LAB Miami in its weekend long Hackathon Challenge with an app showcase on Sunday at 1pm. Pre-selected programming teams will have 24 hours to complete the challenge! (The public is welcome to attend the brainstorming kick-off event on Friday, April 4th at the Museum.)
- Design your own app at The App Challenge Workshop by TECKpert.
- Learn the basics of coding with a special Coderdojo workshop on Sunday from 2pm-5pm. The workshop is free, but advanced RSVP is required. More information can be found here.
*NOTE: We encourage visitors to bring in objects for the Mutants Maker Challenge and Belly of the Beast Maker Activity. More details to come soon!
The event schedule to come soon, so check back regularly!
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