Miami - Exhibition

Bethany Collins: The Litany

Locust Projects

17 Nov 201826 Jan 2019

Bethany Collins‘ solo show “The Litany” consists of a major site-specific installation with an additional performance by the artist, occurring during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018.

“My destiny is in your hands” is an immersive room within the exhibition space, with the walls covered by wallpaper and by official state flowers of the American South. Through the use of language of flowers, the artist intends to commemorate significant acts of violence happened throughout American history. In the centre of the room, a copy of the installation “America: A Hymnal” is displayed, consisting of 100 versions of the song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, composed in 1831 but then re-titled and re-written hundreds of times over the years.

A day-long performance of “America: A Hymnal” will debut at Locust Projects on December 6, 2018 as part of the exhibition. All 100 versions will be sung by volunteers and small choirs continuously throughout the day.

  • Bethany Collins, Bethany Collins, "The Litany", November 17, 2018 - January 26, 2019, Courtesy of Locust Projects, Miami

Related Artists

Bethany Collins, Montgomery, 1984, Alabama, USA

Bethany Collins

Special Events

Destination: Miami
Where: Locust Projects
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Exhibition Opening

Destination: Miami
Where: Locust Projects
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Opening reception during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Destination: Miami
Where: Locust Projects
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

“America: A Hymnal” – A Durational Performance

Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

mon, sun



465m² m2

Mertes Lorie

T: +1 305 576 8570 M: W: Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue Miami, 33127 USA