ARCHETYPE VIZCAYA: a commission by Ernesto Oroza


ARCHETYPE VIZCAYA:  a commission by Ernesto Oroza (view images and texts)
March 4 – May 29, 2011
Thursday, March 3 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL

Archetype Vizcaya explores what happens when things are taken from their original context and given new purpose and meaning. Ernesto Oroza has created a “map” that invites visitors to discover things generally unseen. Through a provisional gallery on plexiglass, he challenges us to question what is original or authentic. And, in a compilation of amateur videos from the Web, Oroza shows how Vizcaya is “used” or appropriated by its visitors.

There will be a guided tour by the artist at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required for tour.

Please RSVP for reception and guided tour to or 305-860-8423.

The CONTEMPORARY ARTS PROJECT (CAP) is a commission program that invites artists to develop site-specific work inspired by Vizcaya, a public museum and National Historic Landmark located in Miami, Florida. The program is intended to reinvigorate Vizcaya with the creative dialogue that characterized its foundation, engaging artists whose practice can establish a dialogue or a critique with the physical and cultural contexts of the place.

CAP is supported by The Danielson Foundation, Harpo Foundation, Stella M. Holmes, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by: The Vizcayans; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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