DAILY PROGRAMMING: Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE CISNEROS FONTANALS ART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013
Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales
Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (CIFO): December 4, 2013–February 23, 2014
PREVIEW (Press Only): Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 4–6 p.m.
Wilfredo Prieto. (b. 1978, Cuba) Untitled (Globe of the World), 2002. Ink on dried pea. © Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Courtesy CIFO Art Foundation. Photography by Oriol Tarridas.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), join forces on the exhibition Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, featuring contemporary works by artists from across Latin America. Drawn from the holdings of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO, the exhibition premieres during Art Basel Miami Beach (December 4-8, 2013) and then travels to the MFA in March of 2014. Incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales features 61 artists from over ten countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together their works explore what it means “to be global,” when free and equal cultural exchange is still limited by the power dynamics of globalization. After years of underrepresentation at home and abroad, many of these artists are now leading the discourse about contemporary art’s reach across international borders, while still reflecting social and political issues at home. At CIFO, the exhibition will feature more than 80 works, and visitors to the MFA will experience 60 of these in the Museum’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American art. Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales showcases many artists never before seen in New England, along with new installations and performances inspired by the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.
CIFO Special Events during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
Wednesday, December 4 - Sunday December 8
Special Art Basel Times 9:00am – 4:00pm
Breakfast Served Daily 9:00am - Noon
Open to the Public. Free Admission
Wednesday, December 4:
9:00 am Exhibition officially opens. Permission To Be Global. Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. In view from December 4, 2013 – February 23, 2014.
Permission To Be Global is a collaboration between the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) featuring more than 80 works, dedicated to contemporary Latin American art. Featuring sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition explores how avant-garde artists from the Caribbean, Central, and South America have become integral to discourses on "international" contemporary art after years of exclusion from institutions at home and abroad.
11:00 am Talk: Cuauhtémoc Medina. Doctor in History and Theory of Art (PhD) from the University of Essex, UK, and a degree in History from Universidad Autónoma de México.
December 4, 2013 - February 23, 2014:
9:00 am Interactive installation of a Spanish-language used book store by artist Pablo Helguera. Donceles Bookstore, 2013. Courtesy of the Artist and Kent Gallery, New York.
CIFO Art Space Library
Open to the public. Free admission.
Proceeds to benefit a charity. TBD
Thursday, December 5:
11:00 am Guided Tour. Permission To Be Global. Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.
CIFO Art Space Auditorium
Open to the public. Free admission.
Tour guided by exhibition curators, Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Friday, December 6:
CIFO Annual Brunch hosted by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros.
Private event. By Invitation Only.
Friday, December 6
9:00 am Kreemart@CIFO by Valeska Soares. Interactive sculpture with taffy by artist Valeska Soares. Push Pull , 2013. Courtesy of the Artist and generously funded by Kreemart
CIFO Art Space Piazza
For the exhibition at CIFO, Soares has proposed a new interactive outdoor installation through Kreemart, Push Pull (2013), which extends her explorations with sugar. For Soares, sugar is a culturally significant material associated with overconsumption and excess in American society. Although ripe with connotations around the innocence of childhood, it may lead to intoxication and addiction. Sun-warmed masses of taffy will hang from metal hooks traditionally used to pull and stretch the candy, and visitors are invited to consume chunks of the slowly stretching sculptures. Push Pull parodies the line drawn.
Saturday, December 7:
11:00 am Panel discussion. Brazil in Latin America: Jen Mergel, Liz Munsell, Luiz Camillo Osorio
The discussion will bring together Curators Jen Mergel the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Liz Munsell the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum of Fine Arts Boston; with Luiz Camillo Osorio the Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RJ), to discuss the place of Brazilian contemporary art within conceptions of Latin American art.