Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any OtherJuly 17 - October 16, 2011
In July 2011, Miami Art Museum will present the first mid-career survey of the work of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) focusing on over ten years of innovative practice. Neuenschwander’s work, which includes painting, photography, film, sculpture, immersive installations and participatory actions, combines conceptual rigor, sensory appeal, poetic evocation and viewer interaction. Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other (July 17 - October 16, 2011) punctuates the elements that have led to her reputation as one of the most unique contributors to contemporary Brazilian art.
Inspired by nature, time, life cycles, mysteries of perception and human exchange, Neuenschwander creates playful, sensual and often participatory artworks that blur distinctions between author, artwork and viewer. For some of the work on view, Neuenschwander is the sole creator. Other pieces are the result of collaborations with entities as varied as musicians, forensic artists, bar patrons, nature and the exhibition’s visitors. Motifs that repeat with regularity include mapping, measuring, trading and categorization.
Image credit: Rivane Neuenschwander, Eu desejo o seu desejo / I wish your wish, 2003. Silkscreen on fabric ribbons. Dimensions variable. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Juan and Pat Vergez Collection. Image courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo by Benoit Pailley.
Schedule an Appointment for First Love
First Love Sketching Session
First Love is Rivane Neuenschwander's psychologically complex adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s novella by the same name. In Neuenschwander’s First Love, visitors describe their ‘first love’ to a police sketch artist. The pencil sketches hang in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, creating a very personal portrait gallery of perpetrators.
Appointments are available:
By appointment only. Sessions take approximately 1 1/2 hours.
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Image Credit: Rivane Neuenschwander, Primeiro amor / First Love, 2005. Pencil on paper, police sketch artist, table and chairs. 11 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. each, 29 x 21 cm. Courtesy the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Image courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo by Benoit Pailley.
Related ProgramsOpening Reception and Artist Talk
Opening Reception and Artist Talk for Satellite Installation
Rivane Neuenschwander: Quarta-feira de cinzas/Epilogue (Ash Wednesday)
Thursday, July 14, 2011 / 6-9pm
Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33135
Free and open to the public. Parking available across the street for a nominal fee.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Miami Art Museum will present a satellite video installation of Neuenschwander's Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue, part of Miami Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, at Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus. Rivane Neuenschwander: Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue will be on view from July 14 through August 7, 2011. The collaboration is supported by the MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant.
Miami Dade College Night at MAM
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Free for Miami Dade College students with valid student I.D.
Miami Dade College students are invited for a special evening at the Museum in celebration of Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.375.4073. This event is supported by a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant.
FIU student piano recital: "Journey through the Americas"
Saturday, October 16, 2011 /3-5pm
Free and open to the public
Florida International University students from the Keyboard Studies program, under the direction of Jose Lopez, D.M.A., will present a musical journey showcasing piano works written by major composers from the Caribbean, Central and South America. For information, contact email@example.com.
Online Visitors' Gallery
Exhibition Organization and Support
Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other is curated by Richard Flood, director of special projects & curator at large, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and organized by the New Museum in collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
The presentation of the exhibition at Miami Art Museum is coordinated by Peter Boswell, senior curator, Miami Art Museum, and supported by donations to MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund, a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant and Funding Arts Network. Additional support for educational programming is provided by Espírito Santo Bank.
Rivane Neuenschwander: Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue at Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus is organized by Miami Art Museum in conjunction with A Day Like Any Other and is supported by a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant.