Nov. 21, 2012 - June 2, 2013
In celebration of the tremendous creative energy of the local artist community, Miami Art Museum will present recent and newly commissioned work by approximately a dozen Miami-based artists in New Work Miami 2013. On view from November 21, 2012 through June 2, 2013, the exhibition will highlight the diverse and innovative practices of Miami’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting, and photography. The exhibition will be among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, marking the 12-month countdown to the Museum’s reopening in fall 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Museum Park.
New Work Miami 2013 is indicative of the strong bond that has formed between the Museum and the city’s artists. It encapsulates MAM’s dedication to supporting the local artistic community, while signifying the vital role that the Museum will continue to play in nurturing the growth of the arts in Miami.
Exhibition Organization and Support
New Work Miami 2013 is organized by Miami Art Museum and co-curated by MAM Associate Curators René Morales and Diana Nawi. Support is provided by Macy’s Foundation. Additional support is provided by Nedra & Mark Oren, Patricia Papper, and Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst.
Highlights from the Exhibition
Press release: Exhibition Marks 12-month Countdown to Miami Art Museum's Move to New, World-class Facility
On view from November 21, 2012 through May 12, 2013, New Work Miami 2013 will highlight the diverse and innovative practices of Miami’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting and photography. The exhibition will be among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, marking the 12-month countdown to the Museum’s reopening in fall 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Museum Park.
Press release: Museum Announces Final Three Exhibitions Before Move to Its New Facility In 2013
Before making the transition to its new facility in Museum Park in 2013, Miami Art Museum will present three final exhibitions in its current space that deal with issues of identity and place and represent significant contributions to contemporary art internationally, nationally and locally. The exhibition program builds on the Museum’s dedication to providing its diverse audiences with dynamic experiences that relate to their contemporary lives and to which they will have strong connections.
Miami is a place of contradictions. It is equal parts verdant paradise and concrete jungle. It is a thoroughly American city, yet it is abuzz with a cacophony of other cultures and other languages. It is both over- and under-imagined—riddled with infrastructural deficiencies, as if not fully thought through, yet envisioned and re-envisioned ad nauseum in advertisements, movies, television shows, music videos, and song lyrics. Of all of Miami’s disjunctures, the sharpest one may lie between the city that appears so often in mass media and the one that its residents navigate each day.
Local artists only for MAM’s ‘New Work Miami 2013’
New Work Miami 2013 is the last official show at Miami Art Museum’s building on Flagler Street: MAM is contained within the circa-1984 Philip Johnson-designed Miami-Dade Cultural Center Plaza, which also houses the downtown branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library and HistoryMiami. Next fall, MAM reopens in the new Museum Park complex on Biscayne Bay and is hoping to rock a Herzog & de Meuron-designed monolith of marquee architecture.
WSVN's Deco Drive previews "New Work Miami 2013"
WSVN's Deco Drive previews New Work Miami 2013 just as Art Basel kicks off. Host Louis Aguirre takes a tour of the exhibition on the last day of installation, interviewing New Work Miami 2013 curators and artists.
Curators discuss "New Work Miami 2013"
Curators René Morales and Diana Nawi discuss the concept and work behind New Work Miami 2013.