A Sense of Place: Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection
Co-curated by Patricia Hanna and Anelys Alvarez, and including a selection of over 60 works from the collection of Jorge M. Pérez, A Sense of Place uses the most recent acquisitions in Latin American art as a platform to explore the concept of cultural identity.
A Sense of Place Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection December 3 – 6, 2015 Co-curated by Patricia Hanna and Anelys Alvarez-Muños, and including a selection of over 60 works from the collection of Jorge M. Pérez, A Sense of Place uses the most recent acquisitions in Latin American art as a platform to explore the concept of cultural identity. Despite the fact that these artists are working in a globalized society, where technology and communication transcend physical boundaries, many continue to construct personal and cultural identities by exploring ideas that are specific to their own experiences and places of origin. The show will examine the idea of building such an identity; how artists use abstraction, architecture, politics and memory to carve out a sense of place; and how these concerns are reflected in Pérez as a collector and in Miami as a developing city. Artists in the show include a mix of well-known and emerging art stars from Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, and Peru, including: José Bedia, Eugenio Dittborn, Carlos Garaicoa, Oscar Muñoz, Carlos Cárdenas, Sandra Ramos, Ana Tiscornia, Liliana Porter, Damián Ortega, Gilda Mantilla, Moris, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Pablo Rasgado, Jorge Méndez Blake, Guillermo Kuitca, José A. Vincench, Camilo Restrepo, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, and many others. Jorge M. Pérez was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the U.S. by TIME magazine, and is considered a visionary for his contributions to South Florida’s cultural and artistic landscape, as well as his integration of world-class art into each of his real estate developments. A Sense of Place is being held at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami, Florida.