“Land of the Free:” On Independence Day join Xavier Cortada in reading the US Constitution at the Homestead Migrant Center

 

Land of the Free

by

Xavier Cortada

with the participation of community members who want to join him in
reading the U.S. Constitution in its entirety aloud

on
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
noon

at
Migrant Detention Center
920 Bougainville Blvd
Homestead, FL 33039

 

#FollowingOrders?
#FollowtheConstitutionInstead!

 

#FollowTheConstitution

 

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LAND OF THE FREE” IS A PERFORMATIVE WORK BY XAVIER CORTADA THAT TAKES HIS “OATH” PROJECT (https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article127475434.html) AS ITS POINT OF DEPARTURE.

Oath
Oath was a performative piece Cortada performed on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, at at the Miami Light Project (www.miamilightproject.com)  Through the work, Cortada brought citizens together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution. As part of Cortada’s performance, Former US Attorney Marcos Jimenez administered this Oath to all those present at noon (the exact time that the President-Elect took office):

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute my role as ‪#Citizen of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, ‪#preserve, ‪#protect and ‪#defend the ‪#Constitution of the United States.

Reading of the US Constitution
Individuals gathered to simultaneously read the United States Constitution out loud in English, in Spanish, and in Haitian Creole.

Oath served to launch Culture of Resistance,” a 48-month, socially-engaged performance project by Xavier Cortada.

 

CLEO 2019: DO NOT OPEN

DO NOT OPEN

CLEO 2019: DO NOT OPEN
DO NOT OPEN:  Poem | Participant Instructions


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Xavier Cortada, "Testamento," archival ink on aluminum, 2015

Xavier Cortada, “Testamento,” archival ink on aluminum, 2015

IKT Miami presents “ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis?”

 

IKT Miami presents the symposium “ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis?” in partnership with IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, from 11am to 2pm, Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Pérez Art Museum Miami. The symposium brings together diverse artists, curators, and writers to consider the role that art and visual culture can play in changing public perception of pressing climate change issues.

Xavier Cortada, a Miami-based artist who often collaborates with scientists in his socially engaged, environmentally focused practice, will give opening remarks. T.J. Demos, an art historian, critic, and curator internationally recognized for his study of how artists and activists navigate global crises, including biopolitical conflicts around ecology, sustainability and climate change, will give the keynote address. Cara Despain, Felice Grodin, and Misael Soto, Miami-based artists working with topics related to climate issues, will introduce their work in short presentations that reveal the spectrum of creative resilience in South Florida.

A closing conversation will feature T.J. Demos, with Lydia Platón Lazaro, an independent scholar and cultural producer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Allison Schifani, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Miami and author of the upcoming book, Catastrophe City: Speculative Urban Practice and Play in the 21st Century Americas; and Meryl Shriver-Rice, Director of the Master’s program in Environment, Culture, & Media at the University of Miami. Stephanie Wakefield, an urban geographer whose work explores resilient urbanism as both technical phenomenon and potential catalyst of new life in the Anthropocene, will moderate the conversation.

Ambient art experiences expanding on the subject of the symposium will include Felice Grodin’s Invasive Species project at PAMM; Laurencia Strauss’s The Bubble Pops, an interactive installation that connects memory and possible futures; appearances of The Climate Crusader, AKA Alexander Zastera; and more.

ARTiculating Sustainability is the main public event of the 2019 IKT Congress, being held in the United States for the first time in the Association’s 45-year history.

The lead sponsor for the IKT Miami Congress is John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with support from the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council and Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Miami Downtown Development Authority, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, and Oolite Arts. Institutional partners include The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Bass Museum of Art, Rubell Family Collection, The de la Cruz Collection, and Piero Atchugarry Gallery. Media partners are Cultured Magazine and Fresh Art International.

Photo above by Anastasia Samoylova
Garage after Hurricane Irma (FloodZone series), 2017

Celebrating the 2019 Seasons: Longitudinal Installation Spring Equinox Performance

Welcoming the 2019 Seasons…

Xavier Cortada. “Longitudinal Installation,” South Pole (2007) and North Pole (2008).

 

Please join us for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season

Spring Equinox

LONGITUDINAL INSTALLATION
Xavier Cortada

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:30am

at

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individual across the globe who have been impacted by Climate Change.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more info call 305-669-6990 or visit

Learn more at www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

Longitudinal Installation

The Longitudinal Installation at In the Garden Pinecrest Gardens:

Cortada created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated how everyone in the world has been profoundly impacted by climate change.

The South Pole’s Longitudinal Installation has been replicated as a ceramic sculpture on permanent exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens. This participatory art installation invites visitors to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world.

To perform the ritual, stand behind the show marked with zero degrees and face the red and white pole as you read the first quote. (You can find the quotes online at www.longitudinalinstallation.org.) Then, move clockwise, stopping at each marked shoe to read its respective quote. Upon completion, stand just to the left of the 75 degree West shoe (if you live in Florida) and recite a 25th quote: Your own quote!

How has climate change impacted your environment?

If you perform the ritual, we invite you to document the performance with photos and video, and upload it to www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation (at the South Pole), 2007

Greeting each new season

Please join us In the Garden at Pinecrest Gardens for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season:

Aside from his ongoing Florida is Nature project and the Longitudinal Installation, Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada is creating other permanent participatory art projects and ritualistic installations onsite at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park.  To schedule an environmental art-based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov.  Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL.

Open Studio | Public Art: Digital Tapestries

 

Public Art: Digital Tapestries
by
Xavier Cortada

at

Hibiscus Studio Gallery | Cortada Studio
Pinecrest Gardens
Whilden-Carrier Cottage
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Meet and greet the artist:
Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 10am to noon

 

Click here for more info: http://hibiscusgallery.com/studio-current-exhibitions/

Click here for more info: https://cortada.com/publicart

By appointment:  xavier@cortada.com

 

 

Xavier Cortada, “Native Canopy: Five,” sublimation dye on fabric, 72″ x 36″ (each), 2009.
(Commissioned by Monroe County Art in Public Places for Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Key Largo, FL)

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting at Hibiscus Gallery

Xavier Cortada

Underwater HOA: Main | About | Markers | Participate | Join our HOA | Press | Exhibition | Meeting | Social Media | Resources  

Join us!

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting

on

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7 p.m

at

Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

 

 

Underwater HOA

(Underwater HOA official meeting notice: Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 7 pm at Xavier Cortada’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens. We will elect officers and ratify the by-laws. One vote per household. Only individuals bringing picture IDs and proof of elevation will be allowed to vote.)

 

My socially-engaged environmental art practice aims to help address the problem at hand: As part of the effort, I will charter a homeowner’s association where members are organized by property elevation–the most important metric any coastal community need consider. By asking participants to join Underwater HOAwww.underwaterHOA.com, I engage my neighbors as problem-solvers who will learn together and work together now to plan and better prepare (themselves and their heirs) for the chaos to come.

Xavier Cortada

 

 

 

 

 


Underwater HOA is a participatory art project by Xavier Cortada launched during the opening of the artist’s

 “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA

solo exhibition premiering works he created in Antarctica in 2006-2007 

Antarctic Ice Paintings: Main | About | 2018 Event | Global Coastlines Gallery | Press  
Ice Painting Series: Sea Ice | WAIS | Global Coastlines

Xavier Cortada, “Antarctic Ice Paintings | Global Coastlines: A-30,” melted Antarctic ice, sediment and mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2007.

 

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “Antarctic Ice Paintings” using glacier ice, sea ice, and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  “Global Coastlines,” a series of comprised of all of the artist’s Antarctic works on paper which had not yet been titled (and had never been shown) will be premiered and named at Pinecrest Gardens.  One is titled “Antarctica,”  another will be titled “Pinecrest.”  The remaining sixty works will be titled for another 60 global communities threatened by sea level rise. The exhibition is part of a broader participatory art project aimed at engaging residents in a conversation about the future of their properties.

 

 

Read more about the exhibition at: https://deliciousline.org/review/348

Xavier Cortada: Antarctic Ice Paintings

Hibiscus Gallery

Reviewed by Elisa Turner

 

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting at Hibiscus Gallery

Xavier Cortada

Underwater HOA: Main | About | Markers | Participate | Join our HOA | Press | Exhibition | Meeting | Social Media | Resources  

Join us!

“Underwater HOA” Inaugural Meeting

on

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7 p.m

at

Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

 

Underwater HOA

(Underwater HOA official meeting notice: Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 7 pm at Xavier Cortada’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens. We will elect officers and ratify the by-laws. One vote per household. Only individuals bringing picture IDs and proof of elevation will be allowed to vote.)

My socially-engaged environmental art practice aims to help address the problem at hand: As part of the effort, I will charter a homeowner’s association where members are organized by property elevation–the most important metric any coastal community need consider. By asking participants to join Underwater HOAwww.underwaterHOA.com, I engage my neighbors as problem-solvers who will learn together and work together now to plan and better prepare (themselves and their heirs) for the chaos to come.

Xavier Cortada

 

 

 

 

 


Underwater HOA is a participatory art project by Xavier Cortada launched during the opening of the artist’s

 “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA

solo exhibition premiering works he created in Antarctica in 2006-2007 

Antarctic Ice Paintings: Main | About | 2018 Event | Global Coastlines Gallery | Press  
Ice Painting Series: Sea Ice | WAIS | Global Coastlines

Xavier Cortada, “Antarctic Ice Paintings | Global Coastlines: A-30,” melted Antarctic ice, sediment and mixed media on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2007.

 

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “Antarctic Ice Paintings” using glacier ice, sea ice, and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  “Global Coastlines,” a series of comprised of all of the artist’s Antarctic works on paper which had not yet been titled (and had never been shown) will be premiered and named at Pinecrest Gardens.  One is titled “Antarctica,”  another will be titled “Pinecrest.”  The remaining sixty works will be titled for another 60 global communities threatened by sea level rise. The exhibition is part of a broader participatory art project aimed at engaging residents in a conversation about the future of their properties.

 

 

Read more about the exhibition at: https://deliciousline.org/review/348

Xavier Cortada: Antarctic Ice Paintings

Hibiscus Gallery

Reviewed by Elisa Turner

 

Celebrating the 2018 Seasons: Longitudinal Installation Winter Solstice performance

Welcoming the 2018 Seasons… Winter Solstice

Xavier Cortada. “Longitudinal Installation,” South Pole (2007) and North Pole (2008).

 

Please join us for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season

Winter Solstice

LONGITUDINAL INSTALLATION
Xavier Cortada

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:30am

at

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individual across the globe who have been impacted by Climate Change.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more info call 305-669-6990 or visit

Learn more at www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

 

Longitudinal Installation

The Longitudinal Installation at In the Garden Pinecrest Gardens:

Cortada created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated how everyone in the world has been profoundly impacted by climate change.

The South Pole’s Longitudinal Installation has been replicated as a ceramic sculpture on permanent exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens. This participatory art installation invites visitors to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world.

To perform the ritual, stand behind the show marked with zero degrees and face the red and white pole as you read the first quote. (You can find the quotes online at www.longitudinalinstallation.org.) Then, move clockwise, stopping at each marked shoe to read its respective quote. Upon completion, stand just to the left of the 75 degree West shoe (if you live in Florida) and recite a 25th quote: Your own quote!

How has climate change impacted your environment?

If you perform the ritual, we invite you to document the performance with photos and video, and upload it to www.longitudinalinstallation.org

 

Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation (at the South Pole), 2007

Greeting each new season in 2019

Please join us In the Garden at Pinecrest Gardens for the performance of the Longitudinal Installation as we greet each new season:

Aside from his ongoing Florida is Nature project and the Longitudinal Installation, Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada is creating other permanent participatory art projects and ritualistic installations onsite at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park.  To schedule an environmental art-based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov.  Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL.

Miami Emerging Arts Leaders present: A conversation on the Arts in America and Cultural Policy

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6th at 10 AM

Frost Science Museum

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Free Event. Space is limited; RSVP

www.frostscience.org/parking  

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service and offices in Washington, DC and New York, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. (www.americansforthearts.org)

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for our community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. (www.miamidadearts.org) 

Hosted by the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Arts and Business Council of Miami and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Miami Emerging Arts Leaders is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to identify and cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in our community. Modeled after a successful emerging leader program initiated in 1999 by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders provides networking and resource sharing opportunities to encourage diverse, young/new arts administrators to explore professional development issues and opportunities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

 

 

 

 
 
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