Dec. 5, 2013
For the opening of Pérez Art Museum Miami, LOS JAICHACKERS are debuting a new project, Night Shade/Solanaceae. This work builds on their previous performances and collaborations and responds to Miami’s unique cultural and visual landscape, which they have explored in multiple visits to the city during the last year. Night Shade/Solanaceae takes its title from a family of flowering plants indigenous to the New World. It references the history of trade, particularly the import and export of new and exotic fruits and vegetables, which linked South and Central America to Europe. LOS JAICHACKERS’ performative project will include sculpture, video and music. It will transform the museum into a site of cultural collisions, where music and art reflect Miami’s influence as a site of exchange and metamorphosis.
LOS JAICHACKERS is a collaboration between Eamon Ore-Giron and Julio Cesar Morales, artists based in Los Angeles and Phoenix, respectively. As part of their multifaceted practice they create music, film, video, sculpture, installation and performance, as well collaborate with other artists and musicians. Producing programs that ‘trace the global DNA of emerging musical subcultures in Latin America, the border, the United States and abroad,’ LOS JAICHACKERS attempt to create a mirroring effect between local and global commerce, drawing abstract connections through North and South American histories and cultures in order to reveal the presence of powerful aesthetics in our collective subconscious. Their piece, Night Shade/Solanaceae, has been specially commissioned by PAMM for its inaugural opening and is the first program of the Museum's new time-based arts initiative.
* This performance is taking place at PAMM's Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach celebration. It is open exclusiviely to guests with the following credentials: PAMM members at the Sustaining, Fellow and Museum Circle levels and PAMM Contemporaries, and Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, and Design Miami VIP card holders. Join PAMM as a Sustaining (or above) level member to receive an invitation.