Harvesting the Couch Potato

A close reading of the average Miamian’s living room would suggest that the most important glass in the room isn’t a window — it’s the TV screen. Finches in the bougainvilleas? No, that’s just John Stewart’s 5-o’clock shadow. From locales of deep conversation to passive stations for image dumping, the modern American living room gets explored this Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Workshop series, starring L.A. artist Fritz Haeg and the Miami Salon Project.

The seminar will be held in the transported living room of Coral Gables residents and University of Miami professors Keith Waddington and Mindy Nelson, who were selected in an open casting call to have their living room set up at MoCA. In return, Haeg redesigned the couple’s home living room into a salon space, and the pair has gamely responded by hosting a series of private salons on a wide range of topics.

Haeg’s discussion of the project is free with your five-dollar museum admission. Bring your own Big Mouth Billy Bass to hang on the wall.
Sat., July 25, 2 p.m., 2009

 
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