HotBed, the annual exhibition of exceptional New World School of the Arts BFA visual arts seniors and alumni, will be presented at Lin Lougheed‘s CasaLin outdoor art space in Wynwood on the opening morning of Art Basel Miami Beach, following the project’s successful staging there last year. This is the fifth consecutive year for HotBed, developed and produced by Wet Heat Project‘s Bill Bilowit under the guidance and oversight of the Dean of Visual Arts Maggy Cuesta.
HotBed challenges its student participants to produce a site-specific performative installation, applying ideas and skills outside the comfort zone of their major practices, for a viewership of high-profile art professionals that reach far beyond the local community. The BFA senior artists participating in HotBed 2014 are: Leticia Corea, Rafael Domenech, Michael Fernandez, Rebecca Flor, Ruben Gabeau, Denisse Gorrio and Alden Solis.
This year’s concept explores the phenomena of the art colony as rooted in historical tradition, its core aspects of peer community, fundamental patronage and zealousness remaining at the core of artist, art professional and collector relationships today.