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December 1, 2011 - December 4, 2011
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Art Public presents outdoor sculptures, interactive performances, site-specific installations, and public artworks within an open and public exhibition format. This year, to mark its 10th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach has inaugurated a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art to transform the recently redesigned Collins Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents. The high caliber pieces – selected for the first time by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA and co-founder of LAND– engage with the City of Miami Beach and its communities. In this edition, Art Public expands with more artworks on show than ever before, while at the same time the sector will be focused within a strongly defined exhibition area. Works on display will engage directly with the viewers, interrupting the daily routine of passersby in poetic and surprising ways.

The participating Art Public 2011 artists need volunteers for the following projects:

Glenn Kaino’s “Levitating the Fair”
Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino will gather hundreds of volunteers to stage an unprecedented collective action that proposes to rekindle our belief in the value of art and artists in this time of crisis. Informed by the history of worlds fairs and their relationship to mass-consumerism events, Kaino’s project asks volunteers to help lift a 20′ x 20′ sculptural platform invoking the iconic attractions of the 1939 New York World’s Fair throughout the entire duration of Miami Basel. An endurance performance and visualization of collective labor, Kaino’s project tests our physical investment and personal commitment to the realization of creative moments.

The artist is looking for (hundreds) of volunteers to participate in the performance that will be staged in an outdoor public art opening during November 30th-December 4th, 2011. Please register online: www.glennkaino.com/levitating

ALALAÔ presents Ronald Duarte
ALALAÔ is an urban beach congregation founded in 2011 at Arpoador beach by A Gentil Carioca + Marcus Wagner who promote art and ritual parties in the open air. ALALAÔ, urban beach culture, is a new confraternity born on the beach, a ritual that promotes and worships culture, art and life, and the fundamentally peculiar conviviality that characterizes the beach in Rio. For Art Public’s Wednesday performance night, ALALAÔ will present a new iteration of Ronald Duarte’s performance Nimbo Oxalà.

The artists need 20 volunteers to participate in an ephemeral action on November 30, 2011.

Andrea Bowers and Olga Koumoundouros
Transformer Display of Community Information and Activation is a neighborhood-specific sculpture that displays informational materials and objects that will raise awareness for pertinent local Miami based organizations and causes. At its core, it provides a public service: giving voice to and encouraging participation in featured community groups and political causes. In sculptural terms, it is an assemblage constructed from cut and re-configured salvaged furniture, reused hardware, gel medium and political fliers. The artists’ intention for this sculpture is that it moves onto future sites and transforms through physical alteration in order to accommodate the specific needs of the local organizations involved.

The artists need volunteers to act as guides, provide help during installation and other tasks as needed on November 27-December 4, 2011.

If you are interested please email artpublicvolunteers@bassmuseum.org with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Contact phone number
3. Availability
4. Name of the project(s) you wish to volunteer for in the subject line

Please click here for a full calendar listing of Art Public.

Kristin Korolowicz
Knight Curatorial Fellow + Art Public Collaborator
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Image: Anish Kapoor | Black Stones, Human Bones, 1993 | L&M Arts

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