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The Wolfsonian presents Street Shrines

January 20 2023 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

For artist and activist Roberto Lugo, the past is always present. He mines the history of ceramics to create artwork with contemporary urgency, turning luxurious porcelain forms—often used to mark major events or memorialize monarchies and political leaders—into agents of change and disruption. At The Wolfsonian, Lugo looks to the museum’s significant collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American ceramics, producing new work inspired by these objects but depicting the histories, experiences, and heroes of Black and Brown communities so often ignored by the historical record.

On the exterior of the museum, Lugo brings his characteristic style and approach to Miami’s own underexplored stories, designing a mural that commemorates the city’s Caribbean roots while weaving in his own family history. Connecting the gallery installation to the street, and the Wolfsonian collection to the lives of present-day Miamians, Lugo invites visitors to consider the intersection of race, politics, and memory in the built world around them.

Street Shrines is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Funding Arts Network. Additional support from Dr. David and Linda Frankel and Brown Harris Stevens.

Details

Date:
January 20 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://wolfsonian.org/whats-on/exhibitions+installations/2022/11/street-shrines.html

Venue

The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
Phone
305.531.1001
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Organizer

The Wolfsonian-FIU
Phone
305.531.1001
Email
info@thewolf.fiu.edu
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