Saludarte Foundation presents
the second edition of Uprooting Architecture Exhibition Series,
and cordially invites you
to the Opening Reception of
Move in Straight Lines
Episode # 5
Curated by Roc Laseca, Exhibition Series Director
on Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Performance event:
March 31 at 6 pm
(rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org)
at Ideobox ArtSpace
2417 N. Miami Ave.
Wynwood Arts District
Miami, Fl. 33127
(March 31 – May 2, 2016)
Episode # 5 is the first US solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Ana Mazzei. The exhibition is comprised of a large-scale site-specific work specially commissioned for this occasion.
This second edition of Saludarte Curatorial Program, directed as well by curator Roc Laseca, commissioned the works of three women artists: Ana Mazzei (Brazil, 1980), Lydia Okumura (Brazil, 1948) and Magdalena Fernández (Venezuela, 1965) intended to articulate the gallery space through the disruptive experiences of the body, and the critical relationships between cultural artifacts and natural environments.
The program originally launched in 2014, is collaboration with Universidad de Los Andes, and the National Media Museum of England, and will be developed from March to December 2016, at the Foundation’s location in Wynwood, Miami, directed by Roc Laseca.
In 2014 the first commissions by Juan Fernando Herrán (Colombia), Marcius Galan (Brazil), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba) and Andrés Michelena (Venezuela), made possible a cluster of public programs comprised of workshops on urbanism and soft territories along with scholar exchanges with architecture foundations from Mexico, Colombia and US.
From the very beginning, the curatorial program took the reference of Victorian photographer Francis Bedford (1816-1894) to rethink the transformation of the new city imaginary. Bedford’s exotic, bucolic and cosmopolitan photography deploys a new architectural and topographical analysis upon an openly imperial and dominant English society that is presented in an impulsive and optimistic mid-nineteenth century.
The 120 years of the death of Bedford is also the celebration of the end of a playful image, that is architecturally and socially proud-hearted, and that seems to have led to a self-absorbed circular non-place difficult to escape from. Miami presents the crucial stage for a visual cross-conversation that allows us to deepen both into the first progressive capitalist references, and the late current depressive ones. This uprooting architecture necessarily refers to an informed apparatus of its utopian and delocalizing image.
As the city grows through the architectural commissions by Herzog & Meuron, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid or Rem Koolhaas, the urban landscape of Miami describes a deficit of contextual reflection preventing a critical analysis of its rapidly changing topography.
Uprooting Architecture is so, and ultimately, a reading exercise of the city itself, an analytical parenthesis to evaluate Miami’s performing complex biography and modernity.
Next Opening Receptions will take place on May 12, 2016: Lydia Okumura and TBA, Episode #7 by Magdalena Fernández.
About IDEOBOX ARTSPACE
IDEOBOX ARTSPACE is a new concept in the art world. Located in Wynwood Arts District, IDEOBOX ARTSPACE is a meeting place where artists, collectors and art lovers interact to create, live and consume contemporary art.
Founded in 2005, IDEOBOX, first objective was to act as the consulting firm in the formation of Contemporary Art Collections.
It soon became apparent the need in the contemporary art community to act as a public conduit to breach the abyss that exists between the consumer public and the art created by contemporary artists. The concept grew into a dynamic, interactive exchange between artists from all over the world. With this concept the need for an actual physical place where these artists could show their work was born: IDEOBOX turned into IDEOBOX ARTSPACE, opening its doors in the Wynwood Arts District in 2008.