Workshop CCE Miami 2009

If you haven’t seen the current group show at the Centro Cultural Español, do yourself a favor and check it out. The group show, Proyecto Habitar (featuring works by Raúl Cárdenas/Torolab, Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas, Democracia, Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza, Juan Carlos Robles, and Todo por la Praxis), explores ideas of habitability drawing on everything from architecture to urban decay as subject matter.

The focus today is on the collaborative works of Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza. Lately the two have been making works utilizing everyday “unnoticed” objects that have optimal and single-minded purposes. Things such as milk crates, for instance, which are designed and utilized solely for the purpose of transporting milk, the two artists slot these items together into architectural entities in ways that hope to undermine their intended usage.

Today from noon to 2 p.m., Moreno and Oroza were slated to hold a workshop, but the artists opted instead to do something a little different. They’ve gathered a bunch of supplies: scissors, papers, balsa wood, a copy machine, and stacks free magazines of which the pages will be blackened out, and the artists invite workshop goers to come out and engage in discussion and also help them create makeshift collage zines that will document their current project.

Centro Cultural Español: 800 Douglas Rd. Suite 170, Miami 305-448-9677;