Three New Exhibitions investigate Diverse Perspectives at The Frost Art Museum

From March 28 through April 18, 2012.

The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (FIU) presents The War We Have Not Seen, a project of Juan Manuel Echavarría; Aesthetics & Values 2012, curated by FIU Honors College Students; and Discrepant Modernism, the 2012 Master of Fine Arts Student Exhibition on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. during Target Wednesday After Hours.

“This grouping of exhibitions represents our dedication to interpret and exhibit work which is relevant internationally, regionally and locally,” said Dr. Carol Damian, Director & Chief Curator of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. “These shows celebrate diverse perspectives- from work by demilitarized soldiers, to established Miami artists, as well as our own artists from FIU’s School of Art + Art History.”

The 17 paintings included in The War We Have Not Seen, A Historical Memory Project of Juan Manuel Echavarría, were created by men and women who participated in Colombia’s war. All 35 participants were rank and file soldiers demobilized either under the Ley de Justicia y Paz (Justice and Peace Law), or because they deserted or were wounded in combat. They spent two years painting their personal experiences, illustrating the rural tragedy; witnessing the involvement of drug traffickers, capturing the painful repertoire of violence in Colombia, which for years has played out alongside daily life, blending in with normality. This exhibition is curated by Ana Tiscornia and will be on view from March 7, 2012 until July 1, 2012. The War We Have Not Seen received support from Fundación Puntos de Encuentro.

Aesthetics & Values 2012 is the final product of the A&V seminar of the Honors College at FIU which examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&V exhibition. This annual project provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. This year’s artists include Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquadt, Robert Chambers, Luis García-Nerey, Jiae Hwang, Kuhl And Leyton, Ed Levine, Jillian Mayer, Gean Moreno, Gavin Perry and David Rohn. This exhibition will be on view from March 6, 2012 until April 15, 2012.

Discrepant Modernism presents works produced by Peter Hammar, Pepe Mar and Alex Trimino, the Master of Fine Arts class of 2012 of FIU’s School of Art & Art History. This exhibition will be on view from March 28, 2012 until April 18, 2012.

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