Miami - Exhibition

Pierce, Mark, Morph

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU

22 Oct 201612 Feb 2017

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU announces the group exhibition “Pierce, Mark, Morph“.
Miami is a city synonymous with body transformation. The city is famous for morphing and embellishing the human body through surgery, piercings, tattoos, and other forms of modification. However, many forms of body modification used today are not unique to Miami or youth culture. Piercings, markings, and other forms of alteration have been practiced across cultures for millennia. In addition, artists today are experimenting with modification to reflect and convey ideas related to justice, identity, environment, and gender.

Pierce, Mark, Morph” explores the piercings, markings and cranial modification in Pre-Columbian sculpture drawn from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation Collection juxtaposed with work by contemporary artists who are utilizing the body as canvas. While the methods may be similar physically, the intent and concepts behind modifying the human form differ greatly.

Exhibiting artists include Lauren Kalman, Carlos Martiel, Hiromi Moneyhun, Tatiana Parcero, Cecilia Paredes.

 

  • Lauren Kalman, Hard Wear (Oral Rims), 2006. Courtesy of Sienna Patti Contemporary Lauren Kalman, Hard Wear (Oral Rims), 2006. Courtesy of Sienna Patti Contemporary

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Destination: Miami
Where: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
Type: Opening
Admission: RSVP

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
1977

SPACE:
46.000 m² m2

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Pomeroy Jordana


T: +1 305 348 2890 M: artinfo@fiu.edu W: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum