Friday, November 27, 2009

Art Basel Preview #3

One more alternative to Art Basel madness:

Artoconecto - a non-profit organization focusing on "connecting the community through art" - will premiere ABOMB II: THE FALLOUT on Saturday, November 28 from 7 p.m. to 11p.m. All the artists are Miami-based and under the age 30. The opening will take place at 2 West Flagler Street NW around the corner of Macy's.

According to Artoconecto, the show will explore:

the dialogue that continues to evolve around the perception of place-internally, externally, and wherever the two intersect. Today's 'American Dream' has its own surreal waking life in art. With its dangerously twisting highways, the American narrative seems to have been building to a booming crescendo, only to end with a flatliner. Or as Texas-born sculptor Joel Ross famously said, "Everything I’m thinking about right now falls under an umbrella of examining a f**ked up place called America." In Miami, a city perhaps more truly American than any other, where the curvilinear skyscrapers with ocean views and thirty-foot balconies mock the more earthbound among us, we are challenged every day to make art out of America. The big question is, will there be a real narrative, one that is pieced together from those bold enough to risk poking their fingers into the whirling machine to remove some tiny, gritty granules of truth?

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