Pérez Art Museum Miami Celebrates Its First Anniversary During Art Basel Miami Beach

Ana B. Remos

The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will be in full swing and glory during Miami’s celebration of all things art: Miami Art Week, featuring special hours and a unique showcase of exhibits right in time for Art Basel/Miami Beach.

PAMM will be open for extended hours Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7: 10:00am through 6:00pm to cater to the myriad of international visitors and art lovers who will descend on Miami during that week for the fair, with a series of openings that highlight it’s exhibitions and programs.

Mario García Torres.

Opening on Tuesday, December 2 in PAMM’s Project Gallery is R.R. and the Expansion of the Tropics, a project developed by Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres (b.1975, Monclova, Mexico) specifically for the Pérez Art Museum Miami under the direction of Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This artist has long been interested in exploring little-known issues within recent art history and in addressing parallel subjects that find new meanings and contexts through his careful juxtapositions. The project will create a number of gestures, including photographic documentation, film, music and other types of information displays. (On view through April 19, 2015)

On Thursday, December 4, 10am-2pm, artist Beatriz Milhazes will be at PAMM to sign copies of her 200-page, full-color catalog Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico, which documents the first U.S. retrospective of the Brazilian artist’s work. The catalog includes essays by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and Paulo Herkenhoff, a Rio de Janeiro-based scholar and curator, as well as an interview with the artist by Tate’s Curator, Tanya Barson. The monograph includes a detailed bibliography and chronology on the artist’s practice, as well as plates of all the works in the exhibition and images of the works installed in PAMM’s galleries.

Beatriz Milhazes.

Also on Thursday, December 4, 8pm to midnight, PAMM Presents Future Brown featuring Kelela A DIS Magazine + THV Entertainment Production. The event marks PAMM’s one-year anniversary in the new, and now iconic waterfront building with an immersive evening of music and visuals featuring the first U.S. performance by Future Brown with live vocalists.

Taking the spotlight at one of the most anticipated events on the Art Basel Miami Beach VIP calendar will be Future Brown, the internationally acclaimed DJ collective comprised of artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri; Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu; and J-Cush of Lit City Trax. The night will open with solo performances by Kelela and Fade To Mind artist Total Freedom with guest appearances by Ian Isiah and Maluca, all of who have garnered a strong following of music industry contemporaries and critics.

Future Brown.

Future Brown and musicians will perform on a custom stage with a vibrant light and video production by THV Entertainment to the backdrop of a dynamic water sports event involving a flyboarding performance in Biscayne Bay choreographed by DIS Magazine. The museum’s façade will be used to project the premiere of the PAMM-commissioned music video from Future Brown’s debut album, while they celebrate the first year anniversary of the museum.

PAMM’s schedule of current exhibitions on view during Miami Art Week, include:

Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot
Until January 25, 2015

Project Gallery: Leonor Antunes
Until January 18, 2015

Beyond the Limited Life of Painting: Prints and Multiples from the Holding Capital Group Collection
Until March 1, 2015

Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico
Until January 11, 2015

Geoffrey Farmer: Let’s Make the Water Turn Black
Until March 1, 2015

Project Gallery: Nicole Cherubini – 500
Until April 5, 2015

Project Gallery: Gary Simmons
Until October 4, 2015

Global Positioning Systems
Until August 15, 2015

This treasure-trove of exhibits at Miami’s world-class museum offers an art feast art-going for visitors and locals alike.

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