'Stories of Vizcaya' ventures into the gardens
Much like Vizcaya founder James Deering, who incorporated commissioned contemporary artworks in his vision for the estate, Vizcaya Curator Gina Wouters envisioned this contemporary exhibit as a vehicle to revive forgotten aspects of Vizcaya's history.
"Following the tradition of James Deering's patronage, we've commissioned local artists who have a unique perspective on Vizcaya's place in Miami's cultural landscape to bring back lost elements of the estate's original design," says Gina Wouters, Curator of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. "Through the Lost Spaces project we truly integrate our Contemporary Arts Program within the aesthetic and interpretive framework of the historic site."
Frances Trombly designed pulls for the historic bell pulls that called staff throughout the Main House.
This second installation of Lost Spaces features local artists creating works in four areas related to Vizcaya's gardens and leisure spaces: the Casba, South Property, the Casino, and Basement Recreational Rooms. Like Phase I, these projects highlight elements of Vizcaya that no longer exist or are inaccessible to the public.
Lucinda Liderman gave antique map racks in the Main House purpose once again by creating felt maps that depict rising water levels.
The Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya exhibit has been extended and will remain on view through October 9, 2017. Included in the exhibition is the earlier phase that opened in May 2016 and features works inside Vizcaya's Main House and Moat by artists Juraj Kojs, Duane Brant, Lucinda Linderman, David Rohn, Frances Trombly, Amanda Keeley and Magnus Sigurdarson.
For more information, please visit http://vizcaya.org/lost-spaces-and-stories.asp or call 305-250-9188
Photo Credits: Leyden RodriguezCasanova, Brookhart Jonquil, Frances Trombly, Amanda Keeley, Licinda Linderman.
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