Nite Life is a new body of work by artist Martine Syms, curated by Franklin Sirmans. Syms has produced a series of prints inspired by the vernacular advertising used to promote mid-twentieth century “Chitlin’ Circuit” concerts. Nite Life has developed from Syms’ research into the Harlem Square Club, an Overtown nightclub that was part of the “Chitlin’ Circuit”. The club, which no longer physically exists, stood at NW 2nd Avenue and NW 10th Street.
Syms’ artwork will be displayed on the back of buses on routes running around Overtown and Miami Beach, as well as at numerous Overtown bus stops. An installation featuring artwork from Nite Life, including a new audio piece drawn from Cooke’s performance at the Harlem Square, will be sited in Locust Projects’ front space that faces onto North Miami Avenue.
Reception during Art Basel, Miami Beach
Dec 1, 2015, 7 PM
3852 North Miami Avenue
Miami Fl 33127