The Frost Art Museum Opens Three New Exhibitions during Target Wednesday After Hours

Location:The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU. 10975 SW 17th Street. Miami, FL 33199Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2011. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Admission:Free

The new exhibitions at The Frost Art Museum will show works by artists from China to California to South Florida. From Francie Bishop Good’s images bringing to light an underserved population to the artists in East/West Visually Speaking view of the western world to David and Hi-Jin Hodge reflecting on living outside a box, each of these unique exhibitions contemplate and reflect on reinterpreting what many may overlook throughout their daily activities as well as what they may have established as the norm.

“These exhibitions focus on artists with innovative methods and unique viewpoints that clearly think outside of the established confines,” said Carol Damian, director and chief curator of The Frost Art Museum. “As an educational institution, enlightening the public to new perspectives in art is central to our vision.

In East / West: Visually Speaking, 12 Chinese artists focus on merging two diverging visual languages: East and West. They reinterpret aesthetic visual traditions according to their perceptions and knowledge of European and American visual arts. The exhibition features contemporary works by Cai Lei, Cang Xin, Luo Brothers, Ma Baozhong, Shen JingDong, Shi Liang, Sun Ping, Tang Zhigang, Zhang Hongtu and Zhong Biao.

The South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition presents recent works by the recipients of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship. The artists on view in this exhibit are Cooper, Michael Genovese, Francie Bishop Good, Nolan Haan, Sibel Kocabasi, Beatriz Monteavaro, Glexis Novoa, Jonathan Rockford, Bert Rodriguez, FriendsWithYou, TM Sisters and Tonietta Walters. This exhibit is an essential feature of the fellowship program and enables artists to be shown in a flagship visual arts institution of the region.

Returning to The Frost Art Museum with their own installations are David and Hi-Jin Hodge with Who’s Counting and Temporal State Of Being. These installations consist of two multi-media works that explore the idea that 21st century existence is lived in a context of boxes, of our own making, and asks the question: Have we lost a sense of the boundlessness and seamlessness of space and time, because of the pervasively rectangular environments and of everyday life? David and Hi-Jin Hodge have created video installations for artistic exhibitions around the world. Their installations blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions.

About Target Wednesday After Hours
Target has teamed up with the Frost Art Museum to sponsor the museum’s popular educational series Wednesday After Hours. Designed to complement Frost exhibitions, the events give visitors the chance to engage with art, live music, talks, films, dance performances, poetry slams and performance art. Target Wednesday After Hours provide an excellent opportunity to meet and socialize with other people interested in the arts while learning more about The Museum, exhibitions and artists. Target Wednesday After Hours are free and open to the public and take place from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. one Wednesday each month.

About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November 2008. Over 60,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening in November, 2008. Admission to The Museum is always free. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17thSt across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. For more information, please visit thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305.348.2890. Find The Frost Art Museum on Twitter andFacebook

 The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305.348.2890
http://thefrost.fiu.edu

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