MUSEUM & COLLECTIONS PROGRAMMING
Girls’ Club Collection | Home Sweet Home
Girls’ Club Collection presents Home Sweet Home, an exhibition from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz that looks to the domestic sphere for insight and influence.
Historically assigned to the care and management of women, the home is simultaneously a place of comfort and confinement. That dualism is an endless source of discussion and articulation.
Home is a nostalgic idea. For many it is full of sweet memories and the innocence and levity of youth. For others, home is a conflict zone that must be navigated carefully and delicately.
Curator Brunch, Saturday, December 9, 10am- Noon
330 SW 2 Street, Corner Unit 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea (Ground Floor)
A major figure in Egyptian modernism and the contemporary art canon, the painter, poet, and critic Ahmed Morsi has only recently begun to gain recognition in the West. “Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea” brings together a number of paintings from 1983 to 2012 that the artist made in New York, where he continues to live. Morsi came of age in the 1940s and was part of the Alexandria School, a key cultural movement that placed the Egyptian city on the map as an emerging Mediterranean metropole in the postwar period.
first solo museum presentation for New York–based artist Sasha Gordon. The surreal paintings and drawings that Gordon creates explore the complexities of bodily experience in gorgeous and hyper-realistic detail.
Zilia Sánchez: Topologías / Topologies (2nd Floor)
A major survey of artist Zilia Sánchez’s works spanning from 1950 to 1996.
A singular voice in postwar Latin American modernism and geometric abstraction, Sánchez’s dynamic painterly practice encompasses a broad range of styles and themes. Spanning more than seven decades, her works are a product of continual experimentation.
Dec 5, 2023 – Apr 28, 2024
Institute of Contemporary Art
61 NE 41st St, Miami, Florida 33137
MOCA | Juan Francisco Elso: Por América
Jamea Richmond-Edwards: Ancient Future
multidimensional exploration into Afro-futurism and Black mythologies, and showcases her signature vibrant paintings, film explorations, and immersive installations. The exhibition introduces a video work that weaves her experiences with HBCU marching bands and majorette performances, complemented by a musical score from her son, an emerging jazz musician. Central to the exhibition is a monumental painting blending Egyptology and biblical references, featuring the cosmic guardian, Egyptian goddess Nut.
OCTOBER 25, 2023 - MARCH 17, 2024
Juan Francisco Elso: Por América
Por América offers a captivating retrospective of the brief, yet significant career of the late Cuban artist. The exhibition features over 70 works by Juan Francisco Elso and a multigenerational group of artists like Glenn Ligon and Belkis Ayón, and introduces new commissions from Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Reynier Leyva Novo. Por América presents the largest survey of Elso’s career to-date, showcasing the evolution of his practice, from his experimentation with new materials to incorporating Indigenous traditions, Afro-Caribbean beliefs, and post-colonial perspectives.
NOVEMBER 1, 2023 - MARCH 17, 2024
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street. North Miami, FL 33161
PAMM | Joan Didion, Yayoi Kusama & More
Joan Didion: What She Means
Organized by critically acclaimed writer and New Yorker contributor Hilton Als, the exhibition features approximately fifty artists, including Betye Saar, Vija Celmins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Maren Hassinger, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ana Mendieta, and Pat Steir, among many others. The more than 200 objects and artworks include family heirlooms, paintings, ephemera, photographs, sculptures, videos, and footage from a number of the films for which Didion authored screenplays.
Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING
LOVE IS CALLING is the largest and the most immersive and kaleidoscopic of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. Representing the culmination of her artistic achievements, it exemplifies the breadth of her visual vocabulary—from the signature polka dots and soft sculptures to brilliant colors, the spoken word, and, most importantly, endless reflections and the illusion of space. The darkened, mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. As visitors walk through the installation, a sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously. Written by the artist, the poem’s title translates to Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears. Exploring enduring themes including life and death, the poem poignantly expresses Kusama’s hope to spread a universal message of love through her art.
PAMM | Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
The Bass Museum of Art
HERNAN BAS: THE CONCEPTUALISTS
The Bass announces Hernan Bas: The Conceptualists, on-view beginning December 4, 2023 and through May 5, 2024, an exhibition of paintings that explore conceptual art as a permissive realm for creative behavior and an inviting space for queerness.
In his paintings, drawings and installations, Miami-based artist Hernan Bas (b. 1978) creates intricately detailed scenes that invite viewers to decipher an astounding number of visual references. His works often involve a single male or group of male figures caught in moments of stasis, in apparent introspection or still repose. All other action surrounding the character is seemingly suspended for the artist’s and viewers’ thoughtful study.
DEC 4, 2023 - MAY 5, 2024
ANNE DUK HEE JORDAN: I WILL ALWAYS WEATHER WITH YOU
New large-scale multisensory exhibition that uses technology to examine the perseverance of life on Earth against the increasing challenges of climate change.
Korean born and based in Berlin, artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan (b. 1978) uses videos, installations, sound and kinetic objects to create enveloping environments that draw visitors into dialogue with natural phenomena, technology and art. I will always weather with you at The Bass is Jordan’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
DEC 4, 2023 - JUN 23, 2024
The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139