From December 1 through 4, Miami Beach, Florida, will host art shows Art Basel, NADA, PULSE Miami showcasing renowned artists and galleries from around the world. With public art projects, video installations and performance art.
Several School of the Arts Faculty and Alumni are featured this year. Here are some highlights.
• Art Public, which presents outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format, will feature work by alum Banks Violette (’00 SOA), of Team Gallery, New York. Not yet titled (2011) is Violette's first outdoor sculpture.
• Art Salon | December 3, 3 pm | Performa Artist Talk
Mika Rottenberg ('04 SOA), Artist, New York
Jon Kessler (SOA Faculty), Artist, New York
RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator of Performa, New York
• Also featured at Art Basel 2011 are alumni David Altmejd ('01 SOA), Heather Rowe ('01 SOA), Matt Keegan ('04 SOA), Gedi Sebony ('00 SOA) and Barnaby Furnas ('00), as well as alumna and Visual Arts Mentor Dana Schutz ('02 SOA).
• Night Gallery, represented by Davida Nemeroff (’09 SOA), will show work from Columbia alumni at NADA in Booth P7:
Mira Dancy (’09 SOA)
Samara Golden (’09 SOA)
Paul Heyer (’09 SOA)
• David Brooks (’09 SOA) will have a a two-person exhibition at NADA in the American Contemporary Booth (6701 Collins Avenue, Booth 214, Napoleon Room). He will also have a site-specific project in the group exhibition, you are here forever......., curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art (158 NW 91 Street).
• Rachel Uffner Gallery will show work from Columbia Alumni at NADA in Booth 209:
Hilary Harnischfeger (’03 SOA)
Virginia Poundstone (Faculty, ’09 SOA)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty (’05 SOA)
• Mixed Greens Gallery will show work by Columbia alum, Joan Linder ('96 SOA).
• Columbia Visual Arts Faculty Rirkrit Tiravanija will curate selections in DACRA's collection at Craig Robins, including a model of his re-creation of Philip Johnson’s Glass House. Pieces in the collection represent a wide spectrum of artistic perspectives and encompass the disciplines of design, architecture, film, music and dance.
• Columbia Visual Arts Faculty Sanford Biggers will perform Mixtape, an experimental performance and collaboration with Moon Medicine, opening night Wednesday Nov 30th at 9:00 pm at Goya Contemporary. This evocative and experimental performance will combine images of punk, funk, film noir, sci-fi with traditional Samoan dance, Buddhism and original video content.
presented by the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
Saturday, December 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue
Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts and Gregory Amenoff, painter and Chair of Visual Arts will lead a conversation with two recent alumni from the Visual Arts MFA program—Virginia Poundstone (’09 SOA) and David Brooks (’09 SOA).