Workshop with artist Fritz Haeg’s Salon Colada 7/25/09

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Fritz Haeg engages in diverse artistic and curatorial practices that challenge the everyday. His work has been shown at the Whitney Biennial in New York and Tate Modern in London, and he is the author of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn and The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive.

Join artist Fritz Haeg as he discusses his project Salon Colada: Miami HQ, an installation and series of salon discussions he initiated for the exhibition, CONVENTION. Also present will be Keith Waddington and Mindy Nelson, the Coral Gables couple who are hosting the salons in their home while their living room contents are being displayed at MOCA. Los Angeles-based artist, architect and designer Haeg engages in diverse artistic and curatorial practices that include designing houses, facilitating grassroots political activism, and experimenting in radical gardening. Rejecting categorization and specialization, Haeg is attracted to multidisciplinary projects that manifest as social opportunities and inspirational models.
Fritz Haeg has been exhibited at the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Museum Baltimore, and the Tate Modern in London. This month, Haeg has published an artist book The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive, a comprehensive account of a series of salons he held in Los Angeles from 2001-2006 that will be for sale in the MOCA Shop. The salons’ exchange of ideas and art through events, gatherings, and performances came to represent an alternative model to the isolated solitary practice of creating in a private studio or office and became a celebration of communal response to a common purpose and specific environment. Haeg is also the author of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn (2008) which chronicled the conversion of several sod lawns of private homes into productive vegetable gardens.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161
www.mocanomi.org
305 893 6211

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