October 29, 2010 — Coral Gables — In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the UM Department of Art and Art History, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally minded man\machine. The 21st century has seen altered sites, contested spaces, and an ever-increasing mindfulness toward environmentalism. Artists working in our contemporary moment may consequently question the role—if any—that man/machine plays in this equation. Mechanomorphia, or the concept of the machine changing into something else over time, questions man’s relationship to the machine and to nature. Artists working around this theme may consider how the machine’s relationship to the environment has changed in our contemporary context, question whether or not man has metaphorically become a machine, or alternatively explore the role that man/machine plays in our current “Green Age.” Mechanomorphic works of art consider the notion that the machine has aided man in undermining our (lived) environment and the spread of urbanization, and yet, man must now turn to the machine in order to re/solve these issues.
Mechanomorphic will be held at the Wynwood Project Space in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach 2010. This exhibition will run from November 29 to December 27, 2010. Opening Receptions will be held on Saturday December 4, 2010 6pm to 10pm during Art Basel/Miami Beach week and again on December 11, 2010 – 6pm to 10pm.
Regular gallery hours are every second Saturday 6pm to 10pm and by appointment. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at http://www.as.miami.edu/art . Visit the University of Miami Wynwood Project Space every second Saturday at 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty and alumni works.
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