FIU unveils a pair of graphic design presentations, historic and contemporary, under the shared theme of “identity.” Exhibition Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age presents the work of this pioneer graphic artist of the early 20th century, being the first U.S. solo show devoted to the designer. Complementing Julius Klinger is Double Vision, a two part contemporary installation by Vienna based design studio Seite Zwei.
Klinger’ retrospective marks a unique opportunity for visitors to experience in one place over 100 posters, prints, drawings, and book illustrations from his prolific career . On the other hand Zwei’ site specific intervention incorporates perception shifting lenticular prints dissecting the “graphic DNA”of Klinger’s work, activating the museum with typefaces, abstract forms, and bold color schemes. Both projects delve into issues of dual identities in graphic design and will be of special focus for Miami Art Week 2017.
The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Rooted in the artist’s critical focus on Black identity and intersectional feminism as well as the racialized and gendered connotations of found objects, Saar’s installations expand on her celebrated repertoire and offer broadened insight into ritual, spirituality and cosmologies in relation to the African American experience and the African diaspora. Saar’s intimately scaled works of the 1960s and 1970s––poignant examinations of race … +
Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest … +
Holtzman’s ghost-like paintings rendered on stone surfaces elicit a haunted sense of memory in the viewer. The long-lived spirits of both fictional and historic realms co-mingle. The smooth nature of the stone allows the viewer to feel as though the paint is moving in real-time, sliding across a picture plane in an animated gesture, where the images drift onto their monolithic backings. … +
Fredric Snitzer Gallery presents a selection of works by contemporary artist Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, whose works deal with portrait formats and draws on subjects from neighborhood photographic studios. Ategwa’s large-format paintings mimic the scale of cityscapes and public space and explore modes of self-representation in today’s Cameroon, where he lives and works. Both style and composition-wise, his work reminisces a recall for … +
David Castillo presents In the dim light pressing deeply against each other: Xaviera Simmons’ seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features a new body of text and color field paintings by the artist. In a cinematic treatment of the sensual relationships between feeling, perception, and language, Simmons’ paintings evoke the pleasures of landscapes in their natural, manmade, and abstracted forms. … +
Ground Floor / Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin Gallery The first solo museum presentation for Cuban-born, Puerto Rico-based artist Dalton Gata (b. 1977, Santiago de Cuba) features his surrealistic installations across media, which explore his personal experiences, queer and popular culture, and psychological and mythical symbols. The artist’s recent focus on metaphysical still-lifes is reflected through newly commissioned paintings and sculpture that depict symbolic … +