Join Oolite Arts, leading support organization for South Florida-based visual artists, for its popular Open Studios, Brunch & Tour on December 3rd, 2022. This event will showcase two Art Basel exhibits: “Rosie’s Fare” by Germane Barnes and “Miami is Not the Caribbean. Yet It Feels Like It,” a group exhibition with New York and South Florida-based artists curated by Danny Baez.
Barnes’ exhibit “Rosie’s Fare” is a tribute to his grandmother that explores black identity and spaces in America by constructing a non-traditional kitchen in the gallery. “Rosie’s Fare” is a continuation of Barnes’ installation at MoMA’s recent show, “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” which explored the relationship between architecture and the spaces of African-American and African diaspora communities.
The group exhibition titled “Miami is Not the Caribbean. Yet It Feels Like It,” was curated by Danny Baez, founder of the New York gallery REGULARNORMAL and co-founder of MECA Art Fair in the Caribbean.
As part of the exhibit, Baez asks artists of Caribbean heritage the following questions in the context of their own personal relationships with Miami: While Florida sits on the Caribbean’s northern border, many in Miami call it a Caribbean city. But is it? Though the city is home to many Cubans, Haitians and people from across the Greater and Lesser Antilles, does life in Miami resemble or reflect the culture of the region?
“Although Miami seems to have the biggest percentage of Caribbean immigrants, it seems like New Orleans has a more ‘Caribbean heritage’ feel to it in comparison to Miami. I wanted to question the artists to either support this or challenge this idea of whether or not they thought Miami is or is not like the Caribbean,” Baez said.
During the artsy brunch affair, tourists and locals are invited to tour the two exhibits, enjoy brunch as well as mingle with resident artists in their studios. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 924 & 928 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. This is a FREE event with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is a Hy-Lo News Staff Report.