Catch FIU Art + Art History at Art Basel week!


The FIU Art + Art History Department will be heavily involved in Art Basel week yet again! Please see our listing below of Department students, faculty, and staff and their corresponding events. We hope you enjoy the most exciting week of the year in Miami art and culture!

 A+AH Activities – Art Basel 2014

MFA Grad Seminar I
Jacek J. Kolasinski, Chair of FIU Art + Art History Department
Vizcaya-fy or Bust!
Contemporary Art Project
Opening hour: From 8pm To 11pm
With invitation or Art Basel VIP card; RSVP

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) has commissioned seven local artists – Felecia Carlisle, Adler Guerrier, Brookhart Jonquil, Jillian Mayer, Emmett Moore, Christina Pettersson and Magnus Sigurdarson – to develop artwork inspired by Vizcaya for onsite installations and to mentor Florida International University’s College of Architecture and the Arts Master of Fine Arts students. Students will work collaboratively with each other throughout the fall semester to create site specific artwork to be staged at Vizcaya and on display alongside the works of commissioned artists on December 6, 2014, in an exhibition titled Vizcaya-fy or Bust!

Vizcaya-fy becomes a verb for the notion of rewriting history. Vizcaya’s creators liberally appropriated during the creation of the estate resulting in themes of originality, authorship, authenticity, pastiche, eclecticism and identity. The artists’ and students’ artwork will reflect the theme of appropriation and adaptation. These themes are also integral to Miami, begging the question: is Vizcaya so Miami or is Miami so Vizcaya?

MFA Thesis Show
Bill Burke, Professor
MFA Thesis Show  – Egress
Miami Beach Urban Studios
MFA candidate: Nick Gilmore, Andrew Horton, Joe Locke, and Gardner Cole Miller
December 1st, 2014, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Special Art Basel Reception: December 5th, 2014, 6:00PM-9:00PM

An exhibition of our Master of Fine Arts candidates Nick Gilmore, Andrew Horton, Gardner Cole Miller, and Joe Locke, who are all in their 3rd year in the program at the Department of Art + Art History.

Pip Brant, Associate Professor
Zones Art Fair – Goat Mountain Tango
Little Haiti Arts District 8325 NE 2nd ave, Miami FL (Performance on Saturday, Dec 6, 7:00pm  – Flux Functioning

“Zones Art Fair is concerned with the limits of visual and living arts and the performance space.  Zones Art Fair is an opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works. This annual event evokes  innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Events are free. The Festival offers the public an opportunity to discover a realm at the edge of artistic disciplines.”

Pip Brant, Associate Professor and alumni John Bailly and Ralph Provisero
Meeting House
Meeting House, Huntington Building, 168 NE 1st Street, PH Floor
December 4-6 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00PM
Reception: Thursday,  December 4th 5:00 PM- 8:00PM

Peggy Nolan, Adjunct Faculty
Miami Projects Art Fair
Dina Mitrani Gallery
Event sponsored by Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art entitled The Importance of Women Artists I Today’s Market.
December 5th Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Peggy Nolan, Adjunct Faculty
American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection
Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale exhibition, Director’s brunch – invitational
December 6th  Time: 11:00AM -3:00PM

Andrew Nigon, Visiting  Assistant Professor
Primary Projects
Primary Projects – “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists
Reception Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

“Primary Projects (“PRIMARY”), in association with FAMILY, presents “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists—including Autumn Casey, Jim Drain, Gavin Perry, Asif Farooq, Magnus Sodamin, Cole Sternberg, Cody Hudson, and Michael Vasquez—titled in reference to Kim Jong-il’s gift pavilion of the same name. On view during Art Basel Miami, with an opening reception on Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m., the exhibition pays homage to the nature of contradiction, a concept ironically exemplified in the aforementioned kitsch-and-propaganda-filled pavilion in North Korea.”

Andrew Nigon, Visiting  Assistant Professor
Rigina Rex Pop Up Exhibition.
Rigina Rex Pop Up Exhibition. (Emerson Dorsch Front Lawn)
Curated by Regina Rex Project Space
Dec 2 – Dec 7

Andrew Horton, MFA Candidate
Primary Projects
Primary Projects – “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists
Reception Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

Lissette Schaeffer, Adjunct Faculty
Studio Crawl
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 7-10pm

Leandra Arvazzetti, MFA candidate
Mr. Nice Tie / Chris Bosh
Arvazzetti will unveil a Mr. Nice Tie-inspired piece. he Yeelen Gallery on Dec. 3 from 7-12
Yeelen Gallery, 294 NW 54th St., Miami

Brittni Winkler, MFA: Curatorial Practice Major candidate
Friday, December 5th / 6-10pm
7212 NW 35 Ave

“Unestablished is a space where students can come explore, create, network, and exhibit their work without standard industry settings involved. The project was created in 2013 by Ashley Suarez-Burgos and Ian Duffy. The two saw a need of a new support system for our local Miami Artists to grow and flourish.”

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