Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) has commissioned seven local artists – Felecia Carlisle, Adler Guerrier, Brookhart Jonquil, Jillian Mayer, Emmett Moore, Christina Peterson and Magnus Sigurdarson – to create site-specific work inspired by Vizcaya for a one night event. The project will also feature select works created by MFA candidates from Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts. Vizcaya-fy of Bust! is taking place on Saturday, December 6, from 8:00–11:00 p.m. The event is by invitation only. Media interested in attending the event must RSVP to Nydia Perez at 305-860-8434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vizcaya-fy becomes a verb for the notion of rewriting history. Vizcaya’s creators liberally appropriated (borrowed pre-existing forms or images to form a new art work) objects, images and ideas during the creation of the estate resulting in themes of originality, authorship, authenticity, pastiche, eclecticism and identity. The projects will reflect the theme of appropriation and adaptation. These themes are also integral to Miami, begging the question: is Vizcaya so Miami or is Miami so Vizcaya?
About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe.
Vizcaya features a Main House, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, the Vizcaya Café and Shop presented by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events, and a historic village that will be restored for additional venues for programs and community outreach. Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, between Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove, Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.vizcaya.org, connect on facebook/twitter, or call 305-250-9133.