Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Miami/Miami Beach Sculpture Biennial, scheduled to open on December 3rd, 2010 and run through January 20th, 2011,

The upcoming first edition of The Miami/Miami Beach Sculpture Biennial, scheduled to open on 
December 3rd, 2010 and run through January 20th, 2011, will be displaying approximately fifty monumental and indoor works along Bayfront Park and on the site of the future sculpture garden of the Miami Art Museum's projected new home plus Miami Beach Senior High School.  Indoor works will be displayed in the lobby of Downtown Miami’s InterContinental Hotel. 
The Biennial, produced by Gary Nader and curated by Ricardo Pau-Llosa, has received the enthusiastic support ofMiami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado, Commissioner Chairman Marc Sarnoff, Commissioner Vice Chiarman Frank Carollo, City Manager Carlos A. Migoya, Miami DDA Director Alyce Robertson and Senior Manager Cesar Garcia-Pons and Community Redevelopment Agencies Director Pieter Bockweg. Aside from reveling in masterworks by some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary sculpture; the Biennial will call attention to the importance of art in our everyday lives.  Miami/Miami Beach is already blessed with a diversity of works in our public spaces, the fruit of enlightened corporate policies and a much lauded, county-run Art-in-Public-Spaces Program.  The Biennial is a culmination of this sensibility, so much a part of the spirit of Miami/Miami Beach that is often overlooked.  Perhaps because Miami/Miami Beach is a truly cosmopolitan city, born out of cultural diversity rather than having embraced it at some later date in its development, and because we enjoy year-round the pleasures of a hospitable climate, ours is an urban scenario where the monumental, the playful, the challenging, the daring, and the beautiful do indeed mingle in a distinct and welcoming visual dialect.

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