Aziz + Cucher: TIME OF THE EMPRESS (septet)

Seven Single Channel Animations


Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7 pm - 10 pm

Art Basel Reception:
Monday, December 2, 2013, 7 pm - 10 pm

The artists will be present in both receptions.

On view through Friday, January 24, 2014
Extended hours during Basel: 10 am - 7 pm (Monday - Sunday)


The Screening Room is proud to present an exhibition by the New York based duo Aziz + Cucher, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman. Time of the Empress depicts animated drawings of modernist buildings in an infinite loop of construction and disintegration. These architectural renderings appear buoyant, suspended in a cycle of growth and dissolution, like Towers of Babel, simultaneously rising and collapsing. Paradoxically they also possess an inherent tranquility, evoking the patterns of our economy, of nature, and of life itself. The installation consists of seven large flat-screen panels that hang from the ceiling. This work was originally part of a larger solo exhibition called “Some People”, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) in 2012.

 Aziz + Cucher: Time of the Empress #5, 2012, Still from HD Digital Video Animation. Dimensions Variables
Aziz + Cucher: Time of the Empress #5, 2012, still from HD digital video animation 


About Aziz + Cucher

Working together since 1992, Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher are recognized as pioneers in the field of digital imaging and are highly accomplished in video installation. Their exhibitions include the Venice Biennale; the Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and The Photographers Gallery in London. Permanent collections include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris and private collections.


About Curator Tami Katz-Freiman

Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami. Between the years 2005-2010 she served as the Chief Curator of the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel and curated numerous exhibitions in prominent museums in Israel and the U.S. She has published in books, catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art in Israel and abroad. Recently she curated "UNNATURAL" at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach.


 Aziz + Cucher: Time of the Empress # 7, 2012, Still from HD Digital Video Animation. Dimensions Variables
Aziz + Cucher: Time of the Empress # 7, 2012, still from HD digital video animation

About the Screening Room

The Screening Room is a new media exhibition and project space located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Video artist, filmmaker and Miami native Rhonda Mitrani recognized a need in the community for a multi-disciplinary space dedicated to film and video programs, lectures and gatherings.

The exhibition is sponsored by Continental National Bank and is in partnership with Metro 1 Properties.

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Wynwood Arts District
2626 NW 2nd. Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127

Mon – Fri: 10 - 4 & by appointment


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