Hz Gate

EcoArt South Florida will become part of South Florida’s history

December 27th, 2014 by Mary Jo Aagerstoun

December 16, 2015

To EcoArt South Florida’s many friends:

As of January 1st, 2015, EcoArt South Florida will become part of South Florida’s history. We are extremely grateful and happy that EASF’s archives, including the facebook page, our e-newsletter and alerts, the website, powerpoints and documents related to our operations since our founding in 2007, will become part of Florida International University’s Steven & Dorothea Green Library Special Collections. This will mean that researchers here in Florida and elsewhere, artists interested in considering EcoArt as a new creative direction, FIU students and faculty, as well as the general public, will have access to the materials and information EASF has generated over the years.

Most of this material will be available electronically, through the Library’s online catalog, by the Fall of 2015. To learn more, please contact the Special Collections staff at the FIU Library, (305)348-2454 / (305)919-5726.

Special Collections Dept., GL 422
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, FL 33199, USA

It was difficult for the EASF Board to decide to end EASF. The process of arriving at this decision was thorough, including surveying our Board, advisors and key stakeholders, and discussing the options in depth. Neither option, bringing on a new executive director after I step down the end of December, 2014, nor merging with another nonprofit, turned out to be possible. Many thanks to Board members Mauricio Giammattei, Pierre Rodriguez and Jim Moir, for persevering in thinking through the several possibilities, and to the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties for funding the strategic planning effort which allowed us to have the dedicated help of consultant Kim Pruitt.

In terms of what plans I personally have, I will be working on a book (yes, about EcoArt!) and getting more involved in encouraging activist art in our region, especially activist art addressing the many problems we can expect as seas around our peninsula rise. To get an idea of how and what I am thinking now, check out the essay I did for Love the Everglades Movement earlier this month, which encourages activism across the spectrum from the cool, “slow activism” of EcoArt to the hot, fast tactical pranks and hijinx of the Yes Men. http://www.lovetheeverglades.org/…/effective-resistance-dre…

It’s been a really great ride. Many thanks to all of you…for your encouragement, your involvement, your faith in the importance of EcoArt practice to our urban and natural ecologies, and for your many contributions, both financial and otherwise. I hope many of you will continue to make EcoArt and support its spread across our region.

Please stay in touch.

All the best,

Mary Jo Aagerstoun

Earth and Time

December 15th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

Earth and Time : Exhibition of works by Iranian Environmental Artists

Second Exhibition by Iranian environmental artists, khaneh honarmandan iran, Tehran. December 15- 24 5pm to 8pm

دومین نمایشگاه گروهی جمعی از هنرمندان محیطی ایران (زمین و زمان ۲)
خانه هنرمندان – ۲۴ آذر تا ۳ دی ماه

khaneh honarmandan iran

Hz Gate

December 9th, 2014 by ---

Hz Gate:
Breaking the sound Barrier

Hz Gate is an artistic collaboration built around the idea of aesthetic acoustic experimentation.
Hz Gate displays the work of 15 SFAI Graduate students, directed by sound artist, Laetitia Sonami.
Each artist has developed new pieces that include sound interpretation – often breaking boundaries of their own practice – which builds a temporary phonic scenery.
Hz Gate is a new Experiment that allows the viewer to engage in a unique moment of surrounding acoustic principals.

So please join us for this vibrant exhibition. A pop up show hosted by the Lab in collaboration with Dena Beard, and curated by Mariel Bayona and Clea Massiani, co-directors at the mission based art gallery, Bass&Reiner.

OPENING Dec 1st 6:30 pm
On view Dec 2nd 1-5pm

Performances by :
Joe Dwyer
Hadar Kleiman
Nolan Jankowski
Danna Bialik
Formica Lin

Works by artists :
Skye Bennett
Joe Dwyer
Simon Garcia-Minaur
Alejandro Hernandez
Nolan Jankowski
Grace Kim
Hadar Kleiman
Elisabeth Kohnke
Formica Lin
Weilai Lu
Diran Malatjalian
Anna McDermott
Yang Song
Minoosh Zomorodinia

 

 

Belong

November 16th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

The possibility of belonging, to be a part of something, is one of the most generative searches of our physical and metaphysical existence. To occupy a determined time and space is constantly promoted as the ultimate solidification of identity. Yet, in the dialogical experience of being and in contemporary times, dislocation often becomes the referent for our ideas and feeling of belonging -or its absence.

[BeLong] is an exploration into the possibility of belonging, a questioning of the frames that constitute us. These artworks demonstrate the instability and dynamism of our concept, challenging the different ways of belonging to a representational medium, questioning the construction of language and other modes of address, or simply recognizing the boundaries that establish existence. The state of belonging, rather than a fixed and static concept, seems to be more accurately representing by a play with the word’s semantic structure; a constant state of longing, a search for place and space, a fluid movement of the body within the frames of possibilities offered by different structures; a state of BeLonging.

Exhibition Opening @ Diego Rivera Gallery, Still Lights Gallery, Paul Sack Gallery
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5 pm – 8 pm

Curators Talk @ Diego Rivera Gallery,
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6 pm

Special Screening @ Lecture Hall
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7 pm – 8 pm

Special Intervention
Friday, November 21, 2014
All day

Genius awards for social-justice art

October 29th, 2014 by Deanna Pindell