Art Basel: Juan López Between Walls

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ArtCenter/South Florida, launches its 30th anniversary initiatives during Art Basel in Miami Beach by debuting a new international visiting artist/curator program that begins with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), dedicated to the promotion of Spanish heritage and culture around the world.

Madrid artist Juan López is the first of five artists from Spain invited to create and present work in Miami Beach, alongside two Spanish curators. Between Walls is on view at the Richard Shack Gallery on Miami Beach.

Concurrently, López will also exhibit new work as part of Temporary Contemporary in collaboration with the Bass Museum, on view at ArtCenter’s windows located at Lincoln Road and Meridian Avenue.

López’s site-specific work is known for playing with spaces and exploring urban environments via designs of complex iconic buildings, mixing video projections and installation, and even drawing directly on the surface of walls to alter perceptions of space and architecture.

In his work lies a deep interest in direct contact to the language developed in the street with different artistic codes – within the scope of both the private and the institutional.

His productions are filled with elements that reference urban space, including the use of tape, waste, graffiti, placards, posters, stickers, photocopies and fanzines. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including La Casa Encendida (Madrid); Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona); Centrum Linz (Austria); National Museum of the Republic (Brasilia); Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan); and Liste Art Fair (Basel).

TO?GO: The Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach. Hours during Art Basel Miami Beach:Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Sunday-Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibit runs through January 12. For info: artcentersf.org.

 

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