Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach: Temporary Contemporary

“TC: temporary contemporary.”
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Nov. 2, 2012 – Mar. 31, 2013

tc: temporary contemporary is a temporary, public art program initiated by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. It consists of a diverse selection of projects by international artists within Miami Beach’s Arts District, where the city’s most prominent cultural facilities and institutions are located.  Current artists on view include: Susan Philipsz, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Stefan Brüggemann, Michael Linares and Ken Gonzales-Day. The program is intended to activate the urban landscape with art, surprising and engaging residents, visitors and passers-by with outdoor works of art in unexpected places. Sculpture, murals, sound installations, video and other interactive works of art, will interrupt people’s daily routines and encourage thoughtful interactions with the city and its communities. Public art becomes a catalyst to appreciate the unique character of Miami Beach from the Art Deco façade of the Bass Museum to Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony, to the busy streets and boardwalk and the spaces in between.

Currently, tc: temporary contemporary can be found from Lincoln Road to 23rd Street and from Miami Beach to the bay. Current artists featured are: Susan Philipsz with a sound installation titled By My Side
in Collins Park, Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s  whimsical sculptures are in the Walgreens windows at 23rd and Collins Avenue; a Stefan Brüggemann piece titled (THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE) is on the Bass Museum of Art building façade as well as a Michael Linares installation titled Así las cosas (This being so) and a Ken Gonzales-Day banner installation titled Untitled.

Bass Museum of Art was awarded one of three ArtPlace Grants in the amount of 225,000 USD to be used to execute and promote tc: temporary contemporary. Carol Coletta, Director of ArtPlace recently said, “The Miami projects receiving ArtPlace funding exemplify the best in creative placemaking.” She continues by saying, “They demonstrate a deep understanding of how smart investments in art, design and culture as part of a larger portfolio of revitalization strategies can change the trajectory of communities and increase economic opportunities for people.”

Source: Art Agenda