VISUAL ARTS 

Lexicons and Signifiers FREE
Opens Thursday, January 12, 2017
Opening Reception: January 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
carta.fiu.edu
"Gonzalo Nuñez Galetto and Carlos Spartacus – Lexicons and Signifiers: A Thesis Exhibition by Meg Kaplan-Noach" highlights drawing as a specific practice- from the varied perspectives of the two artists, the exhibition's viewers, and the Curator. Individually Nuñez's and Spartacus' drawings portray intricate relationships and conditions, but they also are recordings of wide-ranging environments and emotions. Gonzalo's are minimal and precise, and Carlos' are loaded and expressive. This exhibition enthusiastically pairs their individual aesthetics by focusing on connections and tensions. In addition, Nuñez and Spartacus collaborate on a series of site-specific Chance drawings installed within the attached Project Space. This exhibition includes an ongoing component that prompts a viewer-drawing component inviting visitors to make their own mini-responsive drawings which, are then also exhibited simultaneously on a dedicated gallery wall. Continues through March 10, 2017.

"A Priori" by Angelika Rinnhofer
Thursday, January 12, 2017-Thursday, January 27, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:30pm-9:00pm
420 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Suite 440
carta.fiu.edu
German artist Angelika Rinnhofer, born in Nuremberg, Germany, grew up surrounded by the visual opulence of Catholic churches in Bavaria.  She spent church services in fearful awe, absorbing the images of tortured saints and martyrs that lined the walls.  It was an unforgettable experience that she now draws upon as an artist.  Trained as a photographer in Germany, Rinnhofer started posing people in bygone costumes, in postures, lighting, and composition inspired by the Old Masters.  Not tied to the visual language of just one painter or one period in time, the photographs nevertheless are heavily inspired especially by Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio, by Mannerism and the Renaissance. For "a priori", artist Angelika Rinnhofer records narratives of individuals, whose attempts to make sense of memories, stories, and facts eventually led to the disclosure of their Jewish heritage. She takes photographs of her participants and interviews them about their discoveries. With this project Rinnhofer sifts through the implications of her participants' discoveries and tries to reveal the effect that anecdotes of trauma and separation have on one's sense of self. The discovery of a family secret, often conceived out of necessity and passed on from generation to generation, carries the potential for revision and melioration. The effects of such revelations on her participants'’ lives vary greatly, and Rinnhofer documents these disclosures and postulates their potential to transform.

The Politics of -Isms
Continues through January 22, 2017
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Inspired by Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016, this timely library installation of historic ephemera will examine how politically-charged labels such as fascism, communism, and socialism shaped American electoral campaigns of the 20th century.

Visionary Metropolis: Tony Garnier's Une Cité Industrielle
Continues through January 29, 2017
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Tony Garnier's Une Cité Industrielle (1904–17) is one of the most remarkable attempts to reimagine the modern city. A prominent French architect, Garnier spent more than a decade devising and illustrating in exquisite detail a plan for an urban environment that would foster both social and environmental harmony. Visionary Metropolis includes more than twenty of the plans, design drawings, and illustrations that Garnier produced for this project, demonstrating his ideas about how rational design could mitigate the destructive impacts of industrial development.

More Is More: An Installation by Christie Van der Haak
Opening November 18, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
and lobby with her signature tapestry and batik-inspired patterns, The Hague-based contemporary artist Christie van der Haak creates a striking encounter with contemporary Dutch design. Her extraordinary, intricate art bridges the historic focus of our major exhibition Modern Dutch Design with the present day, and mirrors the coexistence of different styles and movements by changing patterns throughout the installation. Paired with nightly projections, van der Haak's project brings the legacy of Dutch design pioneers into full public view for Miami Art Week 2016 and beyond. More Is More is made possible by Dr. David and Linda Frankel, the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stroom Den Haag, and AAA Flag & Banner.

 

Modern Dutch Design

Opening November 18, 2016

The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue

305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org

During the period 1890-1940, the Netherlands built a reputation-which it still holds today-as a center for innovative design. Modern Dutch Design draws from The Wolfsonian’s extensive collection of Dutch furniture, decorative arts, design drawings, posters and book-bindings, in order to examine the evolution of design in the Netherlands during these decades. The exhibition focuses on how Dutch designers, architects, and artists responded to radical shifts in social and political life, worked to promote international travel and trade, and found inspiration in the cultures of the country’s overseas colonies, as they developed a succession of unique styles. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami; the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Netherland-America Foundation.

 

 

 

The Pursuit of Abstraction
Continues through April 16, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
In the first half of the twentieth century, many artists experimented with new forms of expression that resisted a secular understanding of the world rooted in rationality and scientific reason. The Pursuit of Abstraction presents works of fine and decorative art that seek to re-enchant the modern age through spirituality and mystical experience, drawing on the holdings of The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts Promised Gift. #PursuitofAbstraction

MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
Ongoing
Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jewishmuseum.com
More than 500 photos and artifacts that depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The exhibit includes three films and a timeline wall of Jewish history.

Art & Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu
$7 Non-Members, $5 Seniors/Students, Members free
The nearly 300 works on display, 1885 to 1945, provide insight into the ways design has influenced and adapted to the modern world including design-reform movements, architecture, urbanism, industrial design, transportation, world's fairs, advertising, political propaganda, and labor iconography.

Artcenter/South Florida Artists-In-Residence FREE
Ongoing
Artcenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
305.674.2728  www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter/South Florida (ACSF) welcomes visitors to the working studios of the Artists-in-Residence.