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Art in Action at Vizcaya

Art in Action at Vizcaya:
A community program celebrating contemporary art in historic contexts.

Join scholars and contemporary art enthusiasts to explore the role of contemporary art in historic places. New York-based artist, Ofri Cnaani, will lead 2 separate interactive pieces for guests to be part of the action!

Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children age 6-12.
The event is free for Vizcaya members.
Registration is required.

The program begins at 6 pm.
Elizabeth Merritt from the America Alliance of Museum’s Future of Museums will provide a quick synopsis of Vizcaya’s 2-day Contemporary Art in Historic Context symposium’s findings .

6:45-7:45 p.m.
Ofri Cnanni will lead Drawing of Drawing Sessions

Drawing of Drawing Sessions is a hands-on performance rooted in sketching that begins with one person sitting in front of a selected object or view and drawing it. A short distance behind, a second person will draw the first person drawing the object or view; they are followed by a third and a fourth, forming a line of sketchers.

The one-hour long performance includes several drawing assignments. After each assignment, the first in line will move to the end, turning the performance itself into a drawn human line that is constantly moving through its surroundings and shifting its focal point. Through this performance, both the drawers and the viewers are encouraged to explore Vizcaya through changing perspectives.

8:00 p.m.
Registration closes. No further program admission.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ofri Cnanni will lead Recalculating Route
Guests will participate in a geographically-based group messaging app that encourages self-guided wandering through call and response prompts and allows participants to re-experience familiar or unfamiliar sites and explored spaces assumed to be know throughout Vizcaya.

Using WhatsApp the artist will send short prompts like “look up.” Guests respond by taking a photo of what they see and posting that photo to the WhatsApp group. This WhatsApp-dedicated group complies and tracks simultaneous individual perspectives of Vizcaya.



February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $12
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL  33129
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305 250 9133