December 2, 2023

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Art museums prepare thought-provoking showings

Written by on November 14, 2023


Art museums prepare thought-provoking showings

Art museums throughout Miami-Dade County have several art installations in store for the winter season.

The Pérez Art Museum Miami at 1103 Biscayne Blvd. is set to exhibit starting on Dec. 5 “Gary Simmons: Public Enemy,” which is the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons and his most in-depth presentation of work to date. The exhibition covers 30 years of the artist’s career, including about 70 works.

“Perpetual Motion” explores how the nonstop technological change permeating daily life impacts the dynamic activity of contemporary artists.

Opening Dec. 1, the art installation is a continuously evolving domain where interdisciplinary crossovers occur within the fields of film, video, music, sound and innovative use of the latest audiovisual tools. The ten moving image works featured in this exhibition range between two and 11 minutes long. Drawn from this ever-evolving, inventive field of media art, each of the videos engages and inspires.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami at 61 NE 41st St., will present “Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea.” Opening Dec. 5, the exhibit brings the major figure in Egyptian modernism and the contemporary art canon, the painter, poet, and critic Ahmed Morsi. The art installation features a number of paintings from 1983 to 2012 that the artist made in New York, where he continues to live.

“Sasha Gordon” will feature surreal paintings and drawings that Ms. Gordon creates, which explore the complexities of bodily experience in hyper-realistic detail. Premiering Dec. 5, the exhibit enacts the process of objectifying bodies while examining personal experiences of alienation and challenging taboos and standards of representation.

The Bass Museum of Art at 2100 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach is presenting “Hernan Bas: The Conceptualists” starting Dec. 4. The exhibition will feature 35 paintings, many never previously exhibited at museums, including the artist’s largest canvas to date measuring 9 by 21 feet. In his paintings, drawings, and installations, he creates intricately detailed scenes that invite viewers to decipher an astounding number of visual references.

“Anne Duk Hee Jordan: I will always weather with you” is opening Dec. 4. The new large-scale multisensory exhibition uses technology to examine the perseverance of life on Earth against the increasing challenges of climate change. The artist uses videos, installations, sound and kinetic objects to create enveloping environments that draw visitors into dialogue with natural phenomena, technology and art.

The Wolfsonian-FIU at 1001 Washington Ave. presents “Grass, to Wheat, to Sand: The Dust Bowl Disaster.” Debuting Dec. 16, the installation depicts a region in the United States stretching from Texas up into Canada that was completely transformed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wild grasslands were converted to commercial wheat farms before poor land management and drought led to dust storms and disasters in the 1930s.

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