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IT IS FORBIDDEN NOT TO PARTICIPATE is a symposium on February 4 that will take place under the framework of Le Parc’s most recent exhibition, Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, which I had the pleasure and honor to curate in Miami and is currently on view at Pérez Art Museum Miami through March 19, 2017.
On Saturday, January 14, guests came to Pérez Art Museum Miami for a day of art-making, music and performances at Second Saturdays: Word Power.
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, guests came out to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) to enjoy the monthly Third Thursday: Poplife Social series. Visitors enjoyed a live performance by indie RnB artist Native Youth, set to the backdrop of Biscayne Bay. As the sun set, PAMM members joined in the Third Thursday Lounge for complimentary drinks provided by Beck’s Urban Canvas and Kim Crawford. Guests also enjoyed art-making on the terrace and participated in a scavenger hunt for coveted Poplife Presents and FM Festival concert tickets.
On January 11, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors—an exhibition that originated at PAMM—opened at El Museo Del Barrio in New York. At El Museo, viewers will see the same selection of works presented at PAMM but in a different context, alongside with a new exhibition curated by the artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. A glyph, a tool, an icon: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz selects from El Museo’s Collection includes a series of works from the museum’s collection in relationship to A Universe of Fragile Mirrors. Together, both exhibitions continue with the curatorial project that started in Miami, while providing New York’s museum audiences an opportunity to discover artist’s practice in connection to the collecting history of El Museo.
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will hold its mid-winter meeting in Miami from January 23-25, 2017. With South Florida’s exciting and evolving art scene, it is an honor that Miami was chosen as a host city and that Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) was chosen as one of the host museums.