|OCTOBER 13 â€“ JANUARY 2
Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction
Curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Maria Carlota PÃ©rez
Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction which presents a historical overview of the origins of Venezuelaâ€™s abstract movement, focusing on its early development dating from the late 1940â€™s to the 1960â€™s. It includes works by artists who were responsible for the growth of the movement at the national and international level, particularly in Paris where many of them resided at the time. Features works byÂ Omar CarreÃ±o, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Narciso Debourg, Gertrude Goldschmidt (Gego), Elsa Gramcko, Carlos Gonzalez Bogen, Gert Leufert, Mateo Manaure, Alfredo Maraver, Nedo, Ruben NuÃ±ez, Alejandro Otero, Mercedes Pardo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Victor Valera, and Oswaldo Vigas, among others.OCTOBER 13 â€“ DECEMBER 5
Florida Artists Series: Selections from Anomie 1492-2006. Arnold Mesches
Throughout his 65-year career as an artist and professor,Â Arnold MeschesÂ has woven many narratives into lush and virtuosic paintings. Beginning in late-1989 and until mid-1996 Mesches created the ANOMIE series, paintings and collages that included overt and subtle references to the overlapping histories and multi-cultural aspects of life. The 48 large acrylic paintings and 150 collages encompassed postmodern concepts with old master techniques and structures.OCTOBER 13 â€“ JANUARY 2
Sequentia. Xavier Cortada
CortadaÂ explores the sequence of events that make up life on the planet from the molecular to the monumental. The title of the exhibit also references a series of actionsÂ CortadaÂ will set in motion to create of a unique strand of DNA. The artist will work with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence generated by museum visitors using Cortada’s art.OCTOBER 13 â€“ JANUARY 2
La Habana Moderna. The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum
By presenting a variety of materials from the collection ofÂ The Wolfsonianâ€“Florida International UniversityÂ (magazines, photography, architectural drawings, tourist ephemera, and other media), it explores how international commercial and cultural links contributed to the emergence of a modern identity for the city in the decadesÂ before the Cuban Revolution.
About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November 2008. Over 40,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening in November, 2008. Admission to The Museum is always free. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17thSt across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.