Aziz + Cucher: TIME OF THE EMPRESS (septet)
Seven Single Channel Animations
Art Basel Reception:
The artists will be present in both receptions.
On view through Friday, January 24, 2014
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 anÂ infinite loop of construction and disintegration. These architectural renderings appear buoyant, suspended in a cycle of growth and dissolution, like Towers ofÂ Babel, simultaneously rising and collapsing. Paradoxically they also possess anÂ inherent tranquility, evoking the patterns of our economy, of nature, and of lifeÂ itself. The installation consists of seven large flat-screen panels that hang from theÂ ceiling. This work was originally part of a larger solo exhibition called â€œSomeÂ Peopleâ€, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) in 2012.
Working together since 1992, Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher are recognized asÂ pioneers in the field of digital imaging and are highly accomplished in videoÂ installation. Their exhibitions include the Venice Biennale; the Herzliya Museum ofÂ Art, Israel; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofÃa, Madrid; and TheÂ Photographers Gallery in London. Permanent collections include the San FranciscoÂ Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Maison EuropÃ©ene deÂ la Photographie, Paris and private collections.
About Curator Tami Katz-Freiman
Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami. BetweenÂ the years 2005-2010 she served as the Chief Curator of the Haifa Museum of Art inÂ 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 artÂ in Israel and abroad. Recently she curated “UNNATURAL” at the Bass Museum ofÂ Art, Miami Beach.
About the Screening Room
The Screening Room is a new media exhibition and project space located inÂ Miamiâ€™s Wynwood Art District. Video artist, filmmaker and Miami native RhondaÂ Mitrani recognized a need in the community for a multi-disciplinary spaceÂ dedicated to film and video programs, lectures and gatherings.
The exhibition is sponsored by Continental National Bank and is in partnership withÂ Metro 1 Properties.
|the screeningÂ room
Wynwood Arts District
2626 NW 2nd. Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127
Mon â€“ Fri: 10 – 4 &Â by appointmentÂ