From Saturday, June 18 through Sept. 25 your audience can experience The Summer of Women, now announcing the third in its series of exhibitions – Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists from the de la Cruz Collection. The provocative video works of six international and national artists explore themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body and popular culture.
─ The Summer of Women Culminates with the Provocative Work of Six International and National Artists at the Forefront of Video ─
Opening Reception Saturday, June 18 (4 – 7 p.m.) On View through September 25
MIAMI [ ABN NEWS ] — The Summer of Women at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU culminates on Saturday, June 18 with two events not to be missed. The opening reception for Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists features six prominent artists from the de la Cruz Collection: Tracey Emin (London), Susanne M. Winterling (Berlin and Oslo), Sarah Morris (New York), Aida Ruilova (New York), Quisqueya Henriquez (Cuba )and Beatriz Monteavaro (Cuba and Miami).
Resonance/Dissonance brings together works in an immersive environment to demonstrate the powerful ways in which artists have employed single-channel video and sound as a platform for formal and conceptual experimentation. These women artists have exploited the range of video’s artistic potential and used the medium to explore themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body, and popular culture. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4–7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The museum is located on the campus of Florida International University, at 10975 S.W. 17 Street (directions and museum website).
“Women artists are still woefully underrepresented in the museum world,” says
Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Art Museum. “At the Frost we are conscious of balancing representation and diversity, taking extra care to portray a well-rounded history of art. The Summer of Women highlights nine women artists, whose reputations are emerging or world renowned, as well as a sophisticated collector in Rosa de la Cruz. Seen together, the exhibitions engage the viewer in a multi-sensorial experience.”
“The de la Cruz Collection is pleased to partner with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU on the exhibition Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists,” said the Director of the de la Cruz Collection, Ibett Yanez.
“As part of our yearly programming, we have activated an energetic lending series dedicated to cross-disciplinary exhibitions and public programs. Through this collaborative effort with academic institutions, we hope to create awareness that goes beyond the scope of the collection. These exhibitions reflect the state of contemporary art practices where the artists are at the forefront of this defining moment in American culture,” adds Yanez.
The de la Cruz Collection is a contemporary art space privately owned by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, which serves as an extension to their home where they have shared their collection with the public for more than 25 years. The Frost Art Museum’s Curator Klaudio Rodriguez has chosen the museum’s largest exhibition space, the Grand Galleries, to display the works created by these artists.
Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists is curated by the Frost Art Museum’s Curator Klaudio Rodriguez, in collaboration with Ibett Yanez, Director of the de la Cruz Collection.
Also on Saturday, June 18, the museum inaugurates the new Art and Health Series of community events with the luncheon presentation of Her Body of Art, sponsored by West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Exploring the nexus between art and health, the new series of artful conversations pairs medical experts and practitioners with art historians and visual artists ($35 per person includes lunch).
About the Artists in Resonance/Dissonance
Born in England, Emin’s work is autobiographical, delving into taboo subject matter and often serving as personal confessionals. She is well-known for her neon texts and works in other mediums including drawings, paintings, sculptures, film, photography and sewn appliqué. She rose to prominence during the 1980s as an enfant terrible, part of the Young British Artists group at that time, and is now a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of the Arts. traceyeminstudio.com
Based in the Dominican Republic, Quisqueya Henriquez’s work highlights the long-running divide between Western notions of art and the local arts and culture of Latin America. Her practice was forged in the avant-garde Cuban art scene of the late 1980s, and expanded in Santo Domingo to encompass performance, installation, collage, sculpture, music, and video. Read more about the artist here.
A former noise punk musician, Ruilova was born in West Virginia, and now lives and works in New York. New Yorker Magazine likened her work to an Italian horror movie, an invocation to “the terrors of intimacy and the intimacies of terror.” Her work has been shown at the Aspen Art Museum, The Kitchen, New York, MACBA, Barcelona; Garage Center for Culture, 54th Venice Biennale and is in the collections of the Whitney and Guggenheim museums in New York. aidaruilova.com
Cuban born and living in Miami, sources of inspiration include the British Punk music scene, science fiction, and fantasy environments at Disney theme parks. Recent work includes re-appropriations of her paintings and drawings into shelters of ripped and reassembled collages, searching for utilitarian purposes for art in a post-apocalyptic future. Her work has been shown at Morsbergerstrasse 54, Basel; Gallerie Baumet Sultana, Paris, France; and Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles. beatrizmonteavaro.com
Born in England, resides in New York. Both a painter and filmmaker, Morris views the two mediums as interconnected. Her large architectural abstract paintings include large color fields and graphic lines. Her films focus on the psychology of cities, capturing a location’s politics, industry and leisure activities. She has had solo exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhot, Berlin; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Foundation Beyeler, Basel and Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. sarahmorris.com
Susanne M. Winterling
Born in Denmark, Winterling lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. She is known for her time-based installations that raise questions about the representation of reality. Power structures and hierarchies are also examined in her 16 mm films, videos and photographs. Her work has been shown at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Sculpture Center, New York; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, and BAWAG Contemporary Vienna. Read more about the artist here.
About the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
One of the largest free-standing art museums in Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University was founded in 1977 and is the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami. The museum’s new lakeside building debuted in 2008, designed by Yann Weymouth (the chief of design on the I.M. Pei Grand Louvre Project). With 46,000 square feet of energy efficient exhibition, storage, and programming space, the museum was honored with LEED silver certification.
The museum’s mission is three-fold: to be a campus resource for the entire FIU community; to offer interdisciplinary training in the arts for the next generation of artists and art historians; and to serve as a premier cultural destination for the residents of Miami, and the 15 million visitors to one of the world’s most vibrant cultural destinations – home to global cultural events including Art Basel.
The Frost offers programming that complements its exhibitions with a wide range of educational initiatives. The Steven and Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series has featured internationally renowned speakers including: Christo, Susan Sontag, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, John Cage and Marina Abramović. The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery serves as an innovative programming space that encourages children’s involvement in art through hands-on exploration.
Admission to the museum is always free. The Frost is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is located at 10975 SW 17 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and Sunday noon-5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. The Sculpture Park is open every day. More information is available at frost.fiu.edu or by calling 305-348-2890.