Miami - Exhibition

Transphysics: Istwa, Landscapes, Paisajes

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

05 Nov 201608 Jan 2017

Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood presents the group exhibition “transphysics: istwa, landscapes, paisajes“. The works selected by curator William Cordova represent four generations of South Florida artists whose practice is informed and rooted in the geography, community and multi-cultural diversity of the region. These are artists who have endured and evolved as South Florida has changed, and yet still transcend the boundaries of expectation.

The exhibition offers a glimpse into the prism of South Florida art through sculpture, painting, drawing, audio and film. The works are derived from many different parts of the region and utilize a variety of concepts and scale. Exhibiting artists include the late Purvis Young, the first real home-grown talent whose prolific and complex work gained international critical acclaim well before the 2000s; Karen Rifas, whose expansive site-specific ephemeral installations have been a trademark and influence on the ever-evolving local scene since the 1970s; Robert Thiele, the first Florida artist to be included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial (1975); Juana Valdes, whose work has been included in various biennials, including the Havana and SITE Santa Fe biennials, and yet locally goes unnoticed by major museums; and Onajide Shabaka, visual artist, anthropologist, botanist and writer, a cultural practitioner whose artistic depth and contributions remain unmatched. These are only a few of the many practitioners whose works will be highlighted in this survey of a southern Florida collective.

  • Ernesto Oroza, Untitled, from architecture of necessity, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Art and Culture Centre of HollywoodErnesto Oroza, Untitled, from architecture of necessity, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood

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William Cordova

Special Events

Destination: Miami
Where: Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Type: Opening

Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; sat, sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


$7; reduced $4; free for members and 3rd Sun of the month


900m² m2

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