Calendar: Poetics of Relation Opening Celebration and Art Talk

Event Description

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Poetics of Relation with a panel discussion, featuring four artists, and live music by three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee Ulises Hadjis.

Art Talk: Poetics of Relation Panel Discussion, 7pm
Poetics of Relation co-curators, Tobias Ostrander and Tumelo Mosaka, speak with four international artists in the exhibition: Zarina Bhimji, Tony Capellán, Ledelle Moe and Xaviera Simmons.

Titled after Édouard Glissant's (1928-2011) text formulating notions of identity as both rooted and multiple, Poetics of Relation brings together several installations evoking migrant experiences. Crossing multiple geographies and histories, as well as addressing contemporary global encounters, works in the exhibition by artists in the discussion include Zarina Bhimji's new film Jangbar, 2015 which investigates the railroad built in Kenya at the turn of the century by Indian workers; Yto Barrada's sculpture Twin Palm Islands, 2012 evoking the signs of old film theaters and current tourist attractions in Tangers;  Tony Capellán's Mar Caribe, 1996, a compelling installation that speaks to poverty, danger and marginalization; Ledelle Moe's, Congregation, 2002, comprising multiple sculptures carved from the unique concrete mix of regional sands where each was made; and Xaviera Simmons', Superunknown (Alive In The), 2010, an installation of photographs appropriated from news sources depicting migrants crowded on boats at sea.​

Opening Celebration, 7-9pm
Enjoy live music by three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee Ulises Hadjis. Waterfront bar with drinks available for purchase. 
Ulises Hadjis Bio

This  Venezuelan  singer-songwriter,  currently  living  in  Mexico,  made  his debut in 2008 with his album “Presente,” and his second LP “Cosas Perdidas” (2012), received three Latin GRAMMY nominations in the Best New Artist, Best  Alternative  Album  and  Best  Rock  Song categories.  Fans and influential critics and media worldwide have critically acclaimed both of his albums, including Rolling Stone Magazine, which gave his first album 4 stars, and CNN en Español which called his second album “an extraordinary Production.”

His songs have a unique identity with hints of Pop, Rock, Indie and Folk; and exquisite lyrics due to his sensibility and his psychoanalysis studies, which he started after  finishing his master’s degree in Philosophy. According to Ulises, “the subconscious plays a very  important role in the creative process of all artists.”

Ulises  is  one  of  the  most  innovative   representatives  of  current  Latin American pop, and made his live debut in USA in July 2012 with shows in New York, Philadelphia and  Miami. Internationally, he has performed in numerous stages including festivals such as Vive Latino  and RMX (Mexico), El Vecinal (Argentina), LAMC and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (USA), Llegando a Montevideo (Uruguay), Monkey Week, Zaragoza Latina and Lavapiés Diverso (Spain), Fest. Centro and Hermoso Ruido  (Colombia), Panama, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. He has also been a special guest  opening  act  for  Jarabe  de  Palo, Fonseca, Kevin Johansen, Julieta Venegas in Mexico and Caracas, and Natalia Lafourcade’s tour in USA.

In 2014 he offered conferences about composition and production in important institutions such as Berklee College of Music in Boston and later that year he was selected to participate in SGAE’s Songwriters’ Week in Zaragoza, Spain.

Right now Ulises is finishing his next studio album, titled “Pavimento” (Pavement), which promises to be a great evolution in his career not only because of the maturity and artistry reached  in  his  songwriting,  but  also because he’s working under the direction of renowned producer Andres Levin who has led projects for artists as diverse as Miguel Bosé, David Byrne, Aleks Syntek, Marisa Monte, Ely Guerra  and  many  others. His  first single is titled “Consecuencias y Reclamos” (Consequences and Claims) and its video was recorded in Mexico City. The single was premiered the week of Festival Estéreo Picnic, while Ulises visited Bogota promoting his performance in the festival. He will continue promoting the new single and album throughout the year around Mexico, Spain, USA, Colombia and many other countries.

Getting here

  • PAMM is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station, and arrive steps from the museum entrance.
  • Self-parking in PAMM's garage is $2 per hour during regular museum hours (space limited). 
  • Self-parking at the Omni garage is $8 for 2 hours / $15 for 4 hours with proof of PAMM admission. Omni garage located at 1645 Biscayne Blvd.