Six International And National Women Artists Works From the De La Cruz Collection Speak The Truth On The Body, Gender, Pop Culture, Sexuality, and Violence In Miami
by Heather Cassell
Women’s voices are heard through art at The Summer of Women series presented by the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
Six international and national women artists – Tracey Emin from London, Quisqueya Henriquez based in the Dominican Republic, Cuban born Beatriz Monteavaro who is Miami-based, England-born Sarah Morris who is based in New York, Aida Ruilova also based in New York, and Denmark-born Susanne M. Winterling who is now based in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway – from art collector Rosa de la Cruz’s collection in an exhibit the Resonance/Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists from the de la Cruz Collection.
Guests to the museum will be able to explore the artists’ work that examines themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body and popular culture using single-channel video and sound as a platform to develop their visual concepts and experimentations at the museum’s largest exhibition space, the Grand Galleries.
“Women artists are still woefully underrepresented in the museum world,” says Jordana Pomeroy, Ph.D., director of the Frost Art Museum. “At the Frost we are conscious of balancing representation and diversity, taking extra care to portray a well-rounded history of art.”
De la Cruz Collection Director Ibett Yanez was please to partner with the museum to display these women’s works, which she worked with the Frost Art Museum’s Curator Klaudio Rodriguez to present the works, according to the release.
The de la Cruz Collection is a contemporary art space privately-owned by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz. It serves as an extension to their home where they have shared their collection with the public for more than 25 years.
“The Summer of Women highlights nine women artists, whose reputations are emerging or world renowned, as well as a sophisticated collector in Rosa de la Cruz. Seen together, the exhibitions engage the viewer in a multi-sensorial experience,” continues Jordana.
Last month, the museum also launched its inaugural Art and Health event series with the Her Body of Art luncheon sponsored by the West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The next luncheon discussion is Palate to Palette where medical experts and practitioners along with art historians and visual artists will explore the nexus between art and health over a meal catered by Sergio’s Restaurant at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 17. Tickets are $35 per person.
The show is on view through September 25 at the Frost Art Museum at 10975 Southwest 17th Street at Florida International University, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Entrance into the museum is free. For more information, contact 305-348-2890, or visit, thefrost.fiu.edu.
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