MacArthur Fellow Amanda Williams, Cooper Hewitt Curator Alexandra Cunningham Cameron and Artists Lola Flash, Adama Delphine Fawundu and Nadia Huggins are featured speakers at Dec. 2 event.
(Nov. 10, 2022) MIAMI – On Dec. 2, a new, immersive installation will bring the sights and sounds of the Everglades to Miami Art Week, as part of AIRIE’s (Artists in Residence in Everglades) inaugural Art + Environment Summit. The summit explores how artists are engaging diverse audiences in environmental issues and making the outdoors a space of belonging for all.
The summit explores how artists are engaging diverse audiences in environmental issues and making the outdoors a space of belonging for all.
Using projection mapping, video and audio that envelops an entire room, “Passages” will take viewers on a journey through the River of Grass at sunset, as the landscape transforms in the twilight. This exhibition highlights the passages or connections the 2022 AIRIE Fellows found or created in the Everglades, along with the unique histories and stories of this natural landscape. Created by Cornelius Tulloch, Passages features poetry, song and visual explorations by artists Arsimmer McCoy, Francisco Masó, Kunya Rowley, M. Carmen Lane, Ania Freer, Lola Flash, Justin Matousek, Alexa Caravia and Tulloch.
“AIRIE is thrilled to present this immersive installation and soundscape highlighting the rich stories artists are exploring in Everglades National Park. We want people to leave the experience with a renewed connection to our South Florida ecosystems, and the cultures and histories they are home to,” said Evette Alexander, AIRIE’s executive director.
In addition, the summit, in partnership with Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), will feature a half-day of programming with speakers including Amanda Williams, MacArthur Fellow and artist; Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, curator of contemporary design and Hintz Secretarial Scholar at Cooper Hewitt, Aldeide Delgado, founder and director of WOPHA, and artists Nadia Huggins, Lola Flash and Adama Delphin Fawundu. Distinguished guests include Germane Barnes, Rome Prize winner and 3-year AIRIE Wege International Fellow, Milton Curry, professor at the University of Southern California School of Architecture and Monica Rhodes, Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.
“AIRIE uplifts creative voices through artistic works that bring awareness to the environment. Miami Art Week is the perfect place to spotlight all that the Everglades brings to Miami, and all that we have to learn from it,” said Tulloch, an artist who also serves as AIRIE’s creative director.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Dec. 2 at The Carter Project, 3333 NW 6th Ave Miami, FL, 33127. The event and installation viewing are free; For the 12.30 p.m. lunch a separate RSVP and $10 donation is required to secure limited availability. To learn more and RSVP, visit airie.org/summit
After the summit concludes, “Passages” will be on view from 12 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at The Carter Project.
“Land & Lineage” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
The series of conversations will focus on the role artists, cultural organizations and environmental advocacy groups have in engaging communities.
- Amanda Williams, MacArthur Fellow and artist;
- Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, curator of contemporary design and Hintz Secretarial Scholar at Cooper Hewitt;
- Cornelius Tulloch, AIRIE Fellow;
- Rev. Houston Cypress, Love the Everglades Movement;
- Tatiana Mouarbes, Open Society Foundation and
- Adam Ganuza, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: “Passages”
This immersive installation will bring the Everglades to Miami through projection mapping, video, audio and spatial design. Featured Artists include Cornelius Tulloch, Arsimmer McCoy, Francisco Masó, Kunya Rowley, M. Carmen Lane, Ania Freer, Lola Flash, Justin Matousek and Alexa Caravia.
12:30 to 2 p.m. – “Environmental Futures”
The lunch, curated by Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), will bring together national and South Florida women photographers in a reflection of women, photography, and landscape. The lunch will be followed by a conversation centering on prominent Black and Latinx women photographers. Panelists will respond to the question “How do women photographers imagine environmental futures?” while reflecting on Afrofuturism and the artists’ recent creative work.
- Nadia Huggins, artist and WOPHA Artist in Residence;
- Lola Flash, artist and AIRIE fellow;
- Adama Delphine Fawundu, artist, co-founder of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora and
- Aldeide Delgado, WOPHA founder and director.
Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) in partnership with the Everglades National Park, empowers artists to think creatively and critically about their relationship to the environment with a mission of revealing new paths forward. Since 2001, AIRIE has welcomed over 185 artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives to its residency program, permeating the national and international art landscape with unique interpretations and stories of the Everglades.
Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by art historian and curator Aldeide Delgado to research, promote, support, and educate on the role of those who identify as women and non-binary in photography. Having begun as a dynamic database showcasing the unique stories of women-identified Cuban photographers, WOPHA has expanded its geographic scope to include photographers around the globe. The organization is currently documenting the diverse artistic production of Latin American and Latinx communities, including photographers from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and artists of Latin American descent living and working in the United States.