Art Days 2014 is packed with events and its impossible to isolate individual happenings. However, working as a curator Art Days presents a great opportunity for me to see projects initiated by artists working in Downtown that have been uniquely created for the event.
Here are five artist projects I’m definitely not going to miss!
1.“Sounds” is an experimental noise show at the Downtown Arthouse. The event starts at 6pm and the bands/ sound artists begin to play at 8pm.
2. Chris Carter’s drive-in at his studio space. This is a fantastic space and I’m curious to see what video line-up Chris has in store for us!
3. The Fringe projects, curated by Amanda Sanfilippo, are challenging everyones perception of space as well as their senses. Nick Lobo is literally scenting Downtown with perfume!
4. Magnus Sodamin is doing a live outdoor projection of a dance performance and installation he is creating in the Primary Projects exhibition space on Saturday evening at 8pm. I’m so curious!
5. The Artisan Lounge communal wall mural will be growing throughout Art Days as artists contribute their work to it. It will be great to pass by this and see it evolve.
2014 marks the third annual Art Days weekend. In this app you will find an Art Days event calendar that features over 170 free events (unless otherwise noted) packed into three fun-filled days. Art Days is a collaboration between the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and the cultural spaces and artists residing in Downtown Miami. Together, we have ensured that there is something for everyone, including exhibitions, artist projects, walking tours, bike tours, art parties and family programming across a multitude of cultural venues throughout Downtown Miami. Not only this, in 2014 the Miami DDA launched a micro-grant program to support projects created uniquely for Art Days. As a result, Art Days features a wide selection of temporal art projects that explore a variety of creative fields including performance, art, music, dance, art education and more. Come and Be Creative with us!
Claire Breukel is the Chief Curator of MARTE Contemporary at MARTE Museum in San Salvador, El Salvador. She also works on creative projects for (RED) and is the creative advisor for Miami Downtown Development Authority and curator for the Unscripted public art commission for Bal Harbour Village. A graduate from the University of Cape Town, Claire co-curated the 2002 Cape Town Month of Photography biennale and the Brett Kebble Art Awards in 2003 and 2004. Introduced to Miami through the Rubell Family Collection, she took the position of Executive Director at Locust Projects, a renowned alternative non-profit. She accepted the role of Coordinator of PUMAVision and Curator of PUMA.Creative for PUMA and became nomadic traveling to strategize art partnerships with focus on Africa and the Caribbean. Projects included the Arts in Marrakech festival, 8th Bamako Encounters biennale, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, Yves Behar at the Design Museum, London, Isaac Julien at the Bass Museum, Miami as well as art social networking sites creativeafricanetwork.com and creativecaribbeannetwork.com.