This Saturday, don’t miss 10 x 10 Miami, presented by the Miami Art Museum (MAM) Contemporaries Social - it’s a discussion with 10 creative Miami minds to learn about the organizations that have contributed to the cultural vitality of South Florida.
And since we always wonder how certain museum and gallery pieces would look in our living rooms, we had to ask the panelist: “if you could steal one piece of art from the MAM, which would it be, and why?” Don’t get us wrong, we don’t support stealing from anywhere, but a little game of pretend never hurt anyone. Unless of course, you’re Stan D’Arde in which case you don’t have to pretend because everywhere you live could double as a gallery!
Painted woods – ROYAL TIDE I, 1960 & WHITE VERTICAL WATER, 1972. Louise Nevelson
“I would love a Louise Nevelson piece. I love her work as a abstract expressionist and the fact that she worked with everyday discarded objects to create her assemblages.” - Thais Fontenelle, Design Curator
“To be honest, I haven’t been to the MAM in a while. However, I remember an installation by Kerry Phillips titled “You could always see real far off even when you weren’t trying” who had piled up carpets into these mounds that came out of the floor of the MAM. I’d like to live with those in my apartment so I’d have interesting topography to traverse while at home.” - Richard Haig, Panic Bomber
“Boîte-en-valise” 1935-1941, Marcel Duchamp
“Given the chance, we’d head straight for Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise. We’re pretty big fans of the artist, not only because of the role he played in shaping modern art but also for the fact that his works exhibit a playful yet subversive quality that feels contemporary even today. That kind of longevity is hard to achieve in any field, let alone in the fine art world.” - Erika Morales / Julian Martin, Lemon Yellow
“The Impossible Objects: Man Made Fulgurites by Allan McCollum
Because it involves the power of nature and most importantly, it’s done in Camp Blanding, Florida !! ( i bet nobody even knew that the international center of lightning is there..).” - Ofer Mizrahi, Miami Ironside Studios
“I would steal digital images of the Herzog & de Meuron design concept for the new Miami Art Museum because they are INCREDIBLE - an innovative, inspiring, and integrated vision of Miami’s future.” - Stephanie Ansin, Playground Theater
I Wish Your Wish, 2003, Rivane Neuenschwander
“I’d steal a piece from the upcoming Brazilian artist exhibition – anything from artist Rivane Neuenschwander” - Claudio Faria, Ornare
If I could steal one piece of art from the MAM it would be Caracas in Civil War, 2007 by Aramis Gutierrez (currently part of MAM’s “The Wilderness” exhibition.
The reason I would steal this piece is because the scene presented by the artist strongly resounded with my feeling about how the civilized/human world is growing and consuming to the point that it constantly butts up against the natural world with shocking contrast leaving us to contemplate our actions as a collective society…. consuming, growing, and proliferating at such a frenetic pace for which few “earthly” barriers exist. The image has so many undertones: a forboding of events to come, the immense resilience and grandeur of nature, the rationalized normality of modern living which we assume to be standard but when contrasted against the vast depth and tranquility of the natural world seems so futile and vein. - Michael Laas, ECS- Environmental Creative Solutions
Other presenters include Brandi Reddick, Art in Public Places; George Sanchez Calderon, Artist / Tomorrowland; Chad Oppenheim, Architect; and Kris Wessel, Red Light. We didn’t forget about you! Let us know!
Saturday, May 21, 7 - 10pm
Miami Art Museum
101 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130