Art Basel installation:
Glass Mosaic Mural to face MacArthur Causeway
Artists all over town are prepping Miami for Art Basel.
My contribution is a 15 foot by 10 foot glass mosaic mural of “Kikiriki,” a Caribbean inspired portrait of roosters. (Please see photo of mural being created below).
Tomorrow December 2, 2003 at 11:30 a.m., the 700 lb piece will be lifted by a crane and permanently installed on Parrot Jungle’s Red Barn (East Wall). “Kikiriki” will greet passengers traveling on the MacArthur Causeway from South Beach to downtown Miami.
The piece was created for Parrot Jungle by Bisazza — see http://www.bisazza.com (it’s the same company that created my glass mosaics for Niketown and the Juvenile Court House).
The piece demonstrates how local artists are dressing up Miami for its “art week”. In this case, it’s art that will remain long after the party ends.
Xavier Cortada has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant-driven art projects. Cortada has been commissioned to create murals for:
The White House
The World Bank
The Florida Capitol
Global Health Council
International AIDS Conferences (XII & XIII)
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Courthouse
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
Miami Art Museum
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE ARTIST AT
tel: 305-858-1323 | fax: 305-857-9282
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