A Conversation with Magnus Sigurdarson and Rene Morales

November 14, 2018, 7pm

Join us to sit on the bleachers one more time before Magnús show closes. PAMM curator Rene Morales and Magnús Sigurðarson will have a conversation about his show ADIOS MELANCHOLY – THE PARROTY OF LIFE. We can ask questions, and maybe together we can figure out the question that’s been haunting me : What does it mean? Will there be a sequel? – Tyler Emerson-Dorsch

Magnús Sigurðarson has exhibited at Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Consulate in Berlin, Dimensions Variable, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Sigurdarson studied art at Studio Cecil and Graves, Florence, Italy (1988), The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (1992) and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (1997). He is a Fulbright Scholarship Recipient with multiple grants and awards. His works are included in the collections of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Miami Beach; Alberto Chebebar, Miami Beach; Collezione La Gaia, Busca, Italy, MDD – Museum Dhondt – Dhaenes, Gent, Belgium; The Icelandic National Gallery, Reykjavik; The Reykjavik Municipal Museum, Reykjavik; The Related Group, Miami and The Private Collection of Emmanuel Javogue, Miami. Magnus Sigurdarson is represented by Emerson Dorsch, Miami. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Rene Morales is Curator at Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly Miami Art Museum), where he has organized approximately 50 exhibitions. Recent projects include Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, 1980-83 (2018), Dara Friedman : Perfect Stranger (2017), Sarah Oppenheimer : S-281913 (2016), Susan Hiller : Lost and Found (2016), Marjetica Potrc: The School of the Forest (2015), Nicolas Lobo: The Leisure Pit (2015), Global Positioning Systems (2014-15), and Monika Sosnowska: Market (2013-14). Morales recently spearheaded the acquisition of nearly 400 works from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry for PAMM’s collection. Prior to joining PAMM, Morales worked at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence. Morales studied at Swarthmore College and Brown University.



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