"Global Positioning Systems"

"Global Positioning Systems"

Jonathan Hernandez


Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 15

Location Info:

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL  33132
Don’t confuse the new GPS display at Pérez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) with a cloud-based art-tracking system that captures real-time data about its expanding collection. Instead, PAMM’s “Global Positioning Systems,” curated by Rene Morales, corrals works from the museum’s permanent holdings and loans from private collectors to explore the intersection between globalization and history. The thematic group offering features a cross-generational, multinational cast of talent, whose diverse works raise questions about how the past is recorded and remembered. Morales has organized the exhibit into six related parts — History Painting, Visual Memory, The Uses of History, Urban Imaginaries, The Contested Present, and Forms of Commemoration. The sections combine to deliver an insightful overview of how the international art world has been transformed by the heightened state of global integration since the collapse of the Cold War era in the 1980s. Visitors will discover that the Magic City plays a pivotal role in the show’s focus as a nexus for art-making in the region. With Miami’s proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean, the city’s cultural, social, political, and economic growth has been affected by the events unfolding in countries across the Western Hemisphere. “It is a city poised at multiple geographic and temporal thresholds, a condition from which it draws much of its dynamism and potential,” according to a PAMM statement.
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