Monika Weiss: Sustenazo (Lament II)
April 23, 2014 - August 3, 2014
By enacting ancient gestures of lamentation, Monika Weiss's video Sustenazo (Lament II) considers contemporary contexts of apathy, indifference, invisibility, and historical amnesia within the public forum. Although a specific war crime in part motivated the artist to communicate the devastating effects of totalitarian invasions and their inhuman consequences, lament is the carrier of the emotional states of grief and sorrow endured by humanity throughout time. Weiss, an internationally celebrated New York-based artist, records and composes sound in her videos from testimonies, recitations, and musical instruments, including her own piano improvisations. Music, a principal element in Sustenazo (Lament II) merges diverse narratives together into polyphonic compositions. The artist will perform in the gallery at the exhibition opening reception. This exhibition is curated by Julia P. Herzberg.
This exhibition was organized by the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile, with a generous support by Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada, and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Additional support by the Embassy of Poland, Santiago, Chile and Roxana Varas. Sustenazo (Lament II) is one of three videos originally commissioned for the exhibition Monika Weiss: Sustenazo by the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland, 2010.
Spring 2014 BFA Show
April 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
The Spring 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition includes selections juried by Gallery Diet's director and founder, Nina Johnson-Milewski. Themes of the body, material presence, mark-making and memory, spirituality and the elusive self inform new work by these artists:
Everything's Coming up Adrienne Roses: A Solo MFA Exhibition
April 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Museum studies: Pre-Columbian Collections from the Frost Art Museum
May 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Students enrolled in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program will use selections from the Frost Art Museum Permanent Collection in this annual project that gives them an opportunity to curate an exhibition from beginning to installation, applying their newly-learned skills. Directed by Annette B. Fromm.
Philippe Dodard: Tradition
May 7, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Dodard's work is unique and powerful, expressive and bold, and his use of ink, paint and metal is celebrated throughout Haiti's artistic community. While his Haitian influences are clearly evident, Dodard has stretched tradition and, in doing so, created a fresh Haitian sophistication that is uniquely his own, the very definition of "independence."
This exhibit is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
School of Night: Arturo Rodríguez
June 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014
School of Night features works on paper by artist Arturo Rodríguez. The drawings are inspired by the personal experience of the artist, who feels that between mid-night and dawn his surroundings acquire different dimensions. The School of Night project is actually a collaboration with nine poets whose verses are based in his drawings and together form a book, which will be launched with the exhibition. Curated by Juan A. Martínez.
Crossroads of the Distopia: Leonel Matheu
July 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Simon Ma: Ma-Horse
July 12, 2014 - October 26, 2014
One of China's most well-known and internationally acclaimed artists. Simon Ma blends eastern and western techniques in a multi-media exhibit inspired by the late Chinese artist Xu Beihong and the symbolism of the horse in the Chinese Year of the Horse.