This fall be sure to reserve some time for two shows making waves in South Florida. And if your journeys take you to Italy, don’t miss one Miamian installation making it big in Venice. This may not be Art Basel just yet, but our pics will put you in culture loving state of mind.
Nazareth installation courtesy of ICA Miami
Now through October 6, ICA Miami presents “Melee,” the first solo US museum exhibition for Paulo Nazareth. An artist who works across mediums, Nazareth uses performance and sculpture to critique the colonial experience in Brazil and the Americas. His work draws from his joint African and Indigenous heritage to highlight marginalized historical legacies and non-Western point of view.
For his exhibition at ICA Miami, Paulo Nazareth will present a series of commissions that consider an alternative political history of Latin America, emphasizing its marginalized people.
Rob Pruitt, Us, Courtesy of Rosa & Carlos de la Cruz
At NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, joy is the theme of museum’s upcoming show opening October 27. “Happy!” a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. “Many of these artists acknowledge that making art is an essential means for them to work out their own trauma and frustrations, and they suggest that art can provide viewers with a sense of well-being that will help them cope with life’s challenges,” explains Bonnie Clearwater, the Museum’s director and chief curator. Show includes works by such big name artist as Francesco Clemente, Tracey Emin, FriendsWithYou, Keith Haring, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Frances Trombly, and Andy Warhol.
Jeff Donaldson “am Packed and Jelly Tight (for Jameela)” courtesy the estate of Jeff Donaldson and Kravets Wehby Gallery
Though viewing of AFRICOBRA: Nation Time would require a visit to Venice, its roots go back to by the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Currently part of Collateral Event of Biennale Arte 2019 through November 24th in Venice, Italy, this show is presented by bardoLA, originated and supported by MOCA, and curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. AFRICOBRA was founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 by a collective of young Black artists, whose interest in Transnational Black Aesthetics led them to create one of the most distinctive visual voices in 20th Century American art. This groundbreaking, museum quality exhibition will be mounted within the historic, picturesque Venetian Gothic palazzo of Ca’ Faccanon, offering more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors, adorned with its original Venetian plaster and Murano chandleries.