Ever since Robert Rauschenberg elevated the craptastic into high art by yoking a stuffed Angora goat with a truck tire, artists have been creating subversive works using the rubble of modern consumer society. Enter Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, with a cruddy exhibit featuring a dumpsters load of artwork created from recycled discards, converting the tropical oasis into a veritable trashstravaganza.
Curators Paula Turk and Carol Hoffmans hope is that all of this junkyard talent theyve scavenged will inspire others to become more energy- and waste-conscious. The event is free and runs through June 12.
June 8-12, 2009