Oct. 9, 2014 – March. 1, 2015
Farmer (b.1967) is best known for his work with collage and his references to the genre’s modernist traditions, such as those produced by Dada artists at the beginning of the 20th century. The artist has also created numerous theatrical installations involving odd combinations of found objects which he transforms into awkward, puppet-like figures. His recent sculptures and installations have included kinetic elements that are often choreographed with sound. These pieces become theater plays or small operas with uncanny objects as their main performers. Creating mysterious and, at times, sinister environments, the artist’s work responds dynamically to the architectural and cultural contexts in which it is produced.
Highlights from the Exhibition
Organization and Support
"Artist Talk: Geoffrey Farmer" and Frank Zappa-inspired DJ set
See photos from the opening celebration of "Geoffrey Farmer: Let's Make the Water Turn Black."
Museum Circle Preview of Nicole Cherubini and Geoffrey Farmer
See photos from the Museum Circle preview of "Geoffrey Farmer: Let's Make the Water Turn Black."
Pérez Art Museum Miami presents freewheeling portrait of Frank Zappa
Goffrey Farmer's installation "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" is a palace of theatricality, with indigo light bulbs, sound recordings and animated puppets.
Press Release: Pérez Art Museum Miami Presents "Geoffrey Farmer: Let’s Make the Water Turn Black"
Artist creates mechanical play with puppets made from found objects choreographed to sound.
Press Release: PAMM Announces Inaugural Exhibition Schedule
The selection and presentation of artists, collections, and commissioned projects for PAMM is guided by the Museum’s mission to create dialogues across and through local, regional, and international contexts and to emphasize artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.