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MLK Dream works @ The Frost
January 10, 2012 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Miami artist and FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity Director Xavier Cortada will present “Dream, weave” in the MLK @ THE FROST exhibit at the FIU Frost Art Museum in Miami. The piece contains an intereactive component (participants will help embroider a pillowcase with the artist’s dream: “The innocent shall be set free.”). A second work, “Dream | Sheet,” asks visitors to express their own dreams for a more equal and just world.
Xavier Cortada, “(Study for) 1963: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.”, acrylic and mixed media on fabric, 48”x36”,2006. Description: Study for The Markers project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (South Pole 2007).
Xavier Cortada, “Dream | Sheet,” white sheet, paper, pencil, pins, 2012.(detail)
Xavier Cortada, “Dream, weave,” pillowcase, needle, thread, 2012.
Cortada will place a pillowcase (with the words “The innocent shall be set free.” written in pencil across it) on a pedestal. Next to it will be needle and thread. A small sign will read “Please help weave the dream.” Museum visitors are encourage to pick up the pillowcase and help embroider the words during the course of the exhibit.
Click here to see Dream Weave video
Xavier Cortada, “Dream | Sheet,” white sheet, paper, pencil, pins, 2012.
Cortada will drape a pedestal with a white sheet. Above the sheet the artist will place a stack of paper, pins and a pencil. A small sign will read: “Please write your dream and pin it to the sheet.”