DO NOT OPEN at UNTITLED, ART Fair’s “Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline”

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DO NOT OPEN at UNTITLED, ART Fair’s “Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline”

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

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Cortada Projects invites you to Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline, a public presentation by the Facebook Art Department and Facebook Analog Research Lab, as part of UNTITLED, ART Fair’s Monuments Program during Art Basel Miami 2019 from Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 8.

DO NOT OPEN Presentation

Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In this ritualistic exercise, the artist leads participants in writing a letter that will be sealed, archived and unread until 2119.

We are pioneers and runaway slaves and political refugees making new home.
In a strange place built on water.
With hurricanes.
And more.

We’ve witnessed destruction and loss.
But now face our greatest challenge:  Water is rising and it won’t recede.

We must summon courage, share wisdom with those who will follow.
We must tell them who we are.  We must explain what we saw.  We must show them how we responded.

We must help them navigate the greater chaos. To come.

We must write it all down.  Seal it in an envelope.
For them.  To read.


Tell them not to open it for a hundred years.

— Xavier Cortada

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