The news from the region’s visual arts scene features a two-day talk and workshop by artist-educator Suhail Malik, a park grant from ArtPlace America, works created thanks to Beck’s Urban Canvas, and the reopening of a Bass Museum exhibition very far away.
▪ The Bass Museum of Art’s “Gold” exhibition, curated by José Carlos Diaz, recently opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Nearly all of the contemporary artists who physically or conceptually utilize gold in their practice, and who were featured in the original show in Miami Beach, are represented in the new iteration, including four Miami-based artists: Carlos Betancourt, Patricia M. Hernandez, Martin Oppel and Cristina Lei Rodriguez. For more information, visit www.neuberger.org.
▪ The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents a two-day talk and workshop by writer-educator and Cannonball artist-in-residence Suhail Malik, who will discuss the current state of the contemporary art market. His interactive, practice-oriented workshop will be based on his presentation titled “Who’s Afraid In/Of the Art Market?” The talk is at 7 p.m. July 24, and the workshop is at 2 p.m. July 25. Admission is free for both events with an RSVP. ICA is located at 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-901-5272 or visit www.icamiami.org/ideas.
▪ ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program is awarding Miami-Dade County a $200,000 grant to fund The Underline, a 10-mile linear park beneath the county’s Metrorail featuring public art installations by national and local artists. The project, extending between the Miami River north of Brickell and the Dadeland South stations, also received a $250,000 grant in June from the Knight Foundation to support the creation of a master plan. ArtPlace selected The Underline from nearly 1,300 applicants. For more information, visit www.theunderline.org.
▪ Beck’s Urban Canvas launched in Miami with a group of multicultural local artists who were selected and commissioned by the German-style beer brand to create 15 original works of art in various locations including Little Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood and Hialeah’s Leah Arts District. Participating artists are Trek 6, Don Rimx, Hoxxoh, Typoe, Jose Mertz, Tatiana Suarez, 2 Alas, Ernesto Maranje, Magnus Sodamin, Diana Contreras, Jessy Nite and Abstrk. Several murals are up and ready for public visits, including Mertz’s at Northwest 28th Street and Third Avenue, and Nite’s at the Electric Pickle on North Miami Avenue between Northwest 28th and 29th streets. Pop-up parties in conjunction with established community events like Viernes Culturales and Wynwood Art Walk will be announced on social media via the #BecksUrbanCanvas hashtag. For information, visit www.becksurbancanvas.com.