Art Guide: AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape

Art Guide

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape

A virtual tour of AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape led by Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander, who introduces the themes and highlights works the gallery.

 
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AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

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Floor 1 - Collection: Nedra and Mark Oren Gallery

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AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

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Floor 1 - Collection: Nedra and Mark Oren Gallery

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Mark Dion, The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: Mobile Laboratory, 2006. Photo credit: Juan Cabrera

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape 
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape 
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

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Floor 1 - Collection: Nedra and Mark Oren Gallery

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Xaviera Simmons, Untitled (Pink), 2009. © Xaviera Simmons / Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery, Miami

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape ​
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape ​
​For centuries, representation of the landscape has been a means to explore human desires—from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic— to alternate interpretations of history, and the implications of expanding industry and economic development. In this gallery are artworks that have been produced over the course of the past forty years that consider landscape in critical ways. Executed in a variety of mediums, the majority of these pieces reference the tropical landscapes of Miami, the Caribbean, and South America. These environments are depicted as outside of traditional codes and mores of Western civilization, as lush areas filled with depictions of the sexualized body. Other works speak to the complex legacies of colonialism and environmental exploitation.

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Floor 1 - Collection: Nedra and Mark Oren Gallery

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