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About this event:

Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park. This event draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world, many of whom are visiting Miami for Art Basel. Each year a noted sculptor is invited to speak. Guests enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of The Sculpture Park as well as the exhibitions in The Frost Art Museum.

 

 

About this year's speaker:

 

Sunday, December 6, 2016 | 9:30 am - Noon

Alice Aycock is an American sculptor known for theoretically complex site-specific works that are at once emotional and architectural. Her diverse sources of inspiration range from the environmental preoccupations of Land Art to popular forms of entertainment (amusement parks in particular), obscure literary sources, and sci-fi elements.

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aycock received her M.A. in 1971 from Hunter College in New York, where she studied with the Minimalist sculptor Robert Morris. Aycock's father, a construction engineer, was another influence on her work, as was Donald Judd, conceptual art, and post-Modernism. “For me,” Aycock once said, “art is a conversation that artists have with other artists.”

A member of New York's avant-garde downtown scene in the 1970s, Aycock was drawn to the Land Art movement from early on, making site-specific works from earth, wood, stone, and other natural materials that were influenced by phenomenology, or a desire to engage with the real rather than the virtual. In the 1980s, Aycock began to employ industrial materials like steel, with allusions to the growing presence of machines in our lives. Architecture, too, has been a consistent concern of Aycock’s work: “Not functional architecture,” Aycock has clarified, “but architecture as an umbrella from which you could hang many things—psychology, history, or culture.” Yet her structures resemble functional architecture, too, in the way they envelope and redefine a space.

Over the years, Aycock has earned a reputation for grappling with conceptual, scientific, and philosophical questions in a stunningly inventive sculptural language.

She has created installations at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and in Israel, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan. In 2005 the MIT Press published the artist’s first hardcover monograph, entitled Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects, authored by Robert Hobbs.

Her works can be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum, the National Gallery, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII in Kassel, Germany and the Whitney Biennial.

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Past speakers from
Breakfast in the Park:

 

John Henry - '13
Albert Paley - '12
Joel Perlman - '11
Enrique Martinez Celaya - '10
Michelle Oka Doner - '09
Joel Shapiro - '08
Tom Otterness - '07
Deborah Butterfield - '06
Jenny Holzer - '05
Edwidge Danticat - '04

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