“The A.I.M. Biennial presents site-specific installations created by local artists responding to the historically layered landscapes, landmarks, architecture, and communities of South Florida during Miami Art Week 2020.”
Art in Movement • Art is Matter • Andedan ici Mwen • Activism is Movement
Ahora imagina Movimiento • Acabamos iniciar Machetes • Art in Miami…
Miami, FL – (October 12, 2020)
The A.I.M. Biennial, presented during Miami Art Week 2020, will feature site-specific installations throughout South Florida, created by local cultural practitioners, including visual artists, dancers, activists and performers and more, who represent the diversity of communities that make up South Florida in response to historically layered landscapes, landmark locations, urban vernacular architecture, the Everglades and the diverse communities of our region. With an emphasis on ritual, monuments and shrines, artists will select locations that may include abandoned warehouses, buildings, parks, rivers and more.
A.I.M. Biennial proposes a democratic platform and outlet for artists to respond to current events in a way that supports a collective act of meditating, healing and transcending. The A.I.M project is based on channeling creative drive to address concerns and major topics of the day while creating a forum for projects that are based on resourcefulness rather than budgets. The locations and economy of the materials chosen by artists will address the tenor of our times; the social political impact of polarized racial dissent, police brutality, as well as the political, emotional and economic toll of Covid-19.
Installations created by artists will be ephemeral, temporal pieces documented via photography. They will be accompanied by essays written by local writers and critics. The documentation of A.I.M. Biennial will be presented in a full color publication that will be distributed for free to the public at arts institutions throughout the city for the duration of December.
lou anne colodny, Dona Altemus, Yanira Collado, Kathleen Hudspeth, Kristen Thiele, Devora Perez, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Chire Reagans, Carol-Anne McFarlane, N. Masani Landfair, Frances Trombly, Karen Rifas + Harold Rifas, Laura Marsh, Kerry Phillips, Beatriz Monteavarro, Carolina Cueva, Linda Chamorro + Felice Grodin, Jessica Gispert, Charo Oquet, Rick Lowe Liliam Dooley, Kabuya Saffo, Glenn Saffo, Gustavo Matamoros, Carol K. Brown, Terence Price, Rudolf Kohn, Marisol Blanco, Ena Marrero, James Allister Sprang, Kandy Lopez, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Robert Huff, Debbie Acevedo, Michiko Kurisu, Almaz Wilson, Tara Chadwick, Arturo E. Mosquera , Janese Weingarten and Dave Kudzma, Luis Gispert, Aramis O’Reilly, Onajide Shabaka, Jorge Pantoja, Robert Thiele, Glexis Novoa, Ernesto Oroza, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Kevin Arrow, Gavin Perry, Francisco Maso, Ralph Provisero, Rafael Domenech, Barron Sherer, Mark Handforth, Robert McKnight, Donald McKnight, Gene Tinnie, Jose Garcia, Niki Lopez, Mariano Bejarano, Samuel Tommie, Wagner Hand & Pflug, Tom Scicluna, Carol Todaro, Jessica Osceola, Jared McGriff, Houston Cypress, GeoVanna Gonzalez
Organizers: william cordova (cultural practitioner, NY/Miami) Marie Vickles (Education director Perez Art Museum / Curator Little Haiti Cultural Center) Gean Moreno (Director, Knight Foundation Art + Research Center at Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami), Mikhaile Solomon (Curator / Director of Prizm Art Fair)
Locations: Homestead, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Counties, Seminole Indian Reservation. Satellite locations in Georgia, Tallahassee and Texas.
Dates: December 1st – December 31, 2020