The Frost Art Museum Presents Taiwan Discovered In Place and Time 2/19/10


The Frost Art Museum Presents Taiwan Discovered: In Place and Time

Jui-chung Yao
Heaven, 2001
Photo installation, 354.3 x 141.7 x 196.9 inches
Courtesy Galerie Grand Siecle

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents Taiwan Discovered: In Place and Time, a new exhibition opening Friday, February 19 at 6 p.m. This event, free and open to the public, will take place at The Frost Art Museum at FIU’s Maidique Campus located at 10975 SW 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199.

“Taiwan Discovered: In Place and Time continues The Frost Art Museum’s foray into the world of Asian art. This exhibition will showcase true Taiwanese contemporary artists,” said Dr. Carol Damian, director & chief curator of The Frost Art Museum. “It is the first of its kind in the Southeast region.”

Taiwan Discovered: In Place and Time, will be curated in-house by Director Carol Damian and Catalina Jaramillo. The exhibition will showcase Taiwanese contemporary artists: mixing traditional and contemporary, Asian and Western, local and international. Taiwan’s artists are exploring different approaches and developing their own unique styles through a wide variety of media, from painting and rock art to multimedia installations.

Also on view –
The Fantastic World of José Gurvich- José Gurvich was an extraordinary artist whose life bridged distant places and cultures. His art speaks directly to the soul, addressing the need to see reality through the eyes of the spirit. In his work Gurvich paired the fantastic and the everyday in a way that appears effortless.

In Body and Soul- The Performance Art of María Teresa Hincapié-The show, curated by Francine Birbragher, examines the work of Maria Teresa Hincapié, a well-known avant-garde Colombian performance artist. A tribute to one of the most important figures of performance art in Latin America, the exhibition presents a selection of videos and photographs documenting some of the artist’s works, and serves as a testimony of her valuable contribution.

Women’s Work/Men’s Work: Labor and Gender in America-The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum is a collaboration between The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Frost, and FIU faculty. The exhibition serves as a resource for teaching and learning. The support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide an opportunity for FIU faculty to collaborate with staff from both museums to organize small exhibitions from The Wolfsonian collection that will be exhibited within The Frost Art Museum’s gallery space.

About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum – Florida International University
The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November, 2008. Over 30,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening in November, 2008. Admission to The Museum is always free. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17thSt across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. For more information, please visit thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890.

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