Locust Projects, celebrating its 25th anniversary year in 2023, is featuring two new exhibitions during Miami Art Week including a major installation by Mexican artist Tania Candiani and newly commissioned work by Miami-based artist Cornelius Tulloch marking the first Miami Art Week in the organization’s new home in Little River. Located in an expansive industrial warehouse, with 17-foot high ceilings, an open floor plan, and access to a large enclosed courtyard, the new space is an expanded laboratory for local, national, and international artists to experiment with new media and materials.
The inaugural shows will feature special performances during the Meet the Artists Reception kicking off Miami Art Week on Tuesday, December 5 from 6-9pm at 297 NE 67th Street in Little River. All are welcome. Free on-street parking available.
Main Gallery: Tania Candiani
Waterbirds. Migratory Sound Flow
December 5, 2023 - February 10, 2024
The work, originally commissioned for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, is a hanging “river” made with tree branches collected from a riverbank in Mexico many of which are also native to South Florida. The massive, suspended organic shape will be reimagined to respond to Locust Projects' architecture and reflect the waterways and migratory water bird species of the Everglades and South Florida.
During Miami Art Week, the artist will collaborate with local vocalists, sound artists and performers to activate the piece in a call-and-response performance on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 during the Meet the Artist Reception from 6-10pm.
Tania Candiani: Waterbirds: Migratory Sound Flow at Locust Projects is presented with major support provided by The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation.
Project Room: Cornelius Tulloch
Poetics of Place
November 18, 2023 - February 10, 2024
“Poetics of Place” is an architectural Installation that will create a communal space for cultural exchange, storytelling, and creative expression.
Through projection, video, photo, performance and architectural interventions, this installation will transform the project room into the porch of a Miami home. It foreshadows the future we face as climate gentrification and rapid development threatens to erase the cultural fabric of our growing city. “Poetics of Place” is an homage to the Miami we once knew, and a plea to protect the future of its vulnerable Black and Caribbean communities.
During Miami Art Week, the artist will invite poets and musicians to activate the piece in a multidisciplinary jam session on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 during the Miami Art Week Reception.
Locust Projects is OPEN! Come see the two new exhibitions on view by Tania Candiani and Cornelius Tulloch! Wed - Sat, 11am - 5pm.
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