Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) has commissioned seven local artists – Felecia Carlisle, Adler Guerrier, Brookhart Jonquil, Jillian Mayer, Emmett Moore, Christina Pettersson and Magnus Sigurdarson – to work with Florida International University’s College of Architecture and the Arts graduate students to develop artwork inspired by Vizcaya for onsite installations. Students will work collaboratively with each other and the local artists throughout the fall semester to create site specific artwork to be staged at Vizcaya.
The students’ and local artists’ artwork will reflect the theme of appropriation and adaptation. Vizcaya‘s creators liberally appropriated during the creation of the estate resulting in themes of originality, authorship, authenticity, pastiche, eclecticism and identity. These themes are also integral to Miami. Vizcaya-fy becomes a verb for the notion of rewriting history. Is Vizcaya so Miami or is Miami so Vizcaya?