By Daniela Ortega, Contributing Reporter
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, unveiled “Disruptions” today, a large sculpture outdoor and interactive exhibition by Argentinian artists in Collins Park at 2100 Collins Avenue, available until December 8th. The six-piece show is free and open to the public, with something for art enthusiasts of all ages.
The Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires exhibition came to life thanks to Argentinean curators, Diana Wescher and Florencia Battiti, with the mission for a “family-friendly exhibit which focuses on intervening in an urban landscape that allows viewers to interact and encounter works in a non-traditional exhibition space.”
A different artist, each with a clear and unique concept, created each installation. Marie Oresanz presented “Invisible.” Show goers will be able to recognize the key-hole shaped iron structure, because of the word “Invisible” perforated at the top, when they pass through it.
The second exhibit installation is “Interperie,” by Graciela Hasper. The artist is known for her use of strong color palettes and sharp geometric shapes. Here, her aluminum cubes are presented so guests can walk through them.
The third installation is ‘Derrame” by Marcela Sinclair, a “deconstruction and reimagination” of Collin’s Park permanent sculpture by Ugo Rondinone, “Miami Mountain.” Thousands of colorful stones are waiting for guests to rearrange them and become artists themselves, as they build their own works of art.
Marcela commented on the importance of showcasing her during Art Basel and Miami Art Week in Miami Beach, “To me this a great opportunity to show the world the art I do, and the conditions in which we produce our pieces. We are used to make art no matter what, with the materials and the resources we have, and the amazing energy from the Buenos Aires art scene, which is what makes it (the art pieces) move and grow.”
Agustina Woodgate is the author of the fourth installation, “The Source.” The Source is a multiple-drinking-fountain installation in a coral rock, connected by pipes. The piece “acknowledges water as a fundamental building block of the human body and the earth and considers the impact it can have when its purity its compromised.”
The following installation is an experimental landscape titled, “Big Bang America,” by Matias Duville. The piece consists of a rock crushing a pipe, sending both ends to the sky. Its mission is for guests to questions “the impact of the industry in the planet.”
The last installation is “StillTree,” by Pablo Reynoso, where a full-grown tree is visible through a metal, protective skeleton. The pieces is “a reaction to the overuse of nature, within a state that faces environmental threats, including at-risk ecosystems like the Everglades.”