Not Just a Pretty Face

You wouldn't expect an exhibition put on by college students to be this cool. But "Aesthetics and Values 2010," the annual exhibit curated by FIU's Honors College students, shows exceptional vision — both by the students choosing the artists and the artists themselves. The signature piece is Wendy Wischer's Incandescence, a sculpture that looks like the love child of a disco ball and a lotus flower. Also included are Bert Rodriquez and his light sculpture The True Artist Makes Useless Shit for Rich People to Buy. Local faves the TM Sisters, Guerra de la Paz, and Bhakti Baxter will also appear.

The student seminar behind the exhibition examines art by focusing on the social issues the work engages. So for every cool visual, a value — such as elitism, consumption, or identity — is called into question.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 9. Continues through April 18, 2010

 
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