BFI Weird Miami Bus Tour
Saturday December 8th
2 Tours: 10:45a-2p // 2:45-6p
Pick up and drop off location: NADA Pool Party
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
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Spring Break Hialeah 2012
Expanding upon the BFI exhibition Shell Cycle, art space Spring Break will host a Weird Miami bus tour on Dec. 8. Homing on Excess and Fantasy in the city of Hialeah.
Weird Miami Bus Tours
BFI will offer a behind the scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led Weird Miami bus tours, which introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects. BFI will invite artists to create tours and exhibitions that reflect their relationship with the city. The project also will create an interactive, online presence to enhance the experience. Bringing back Weird Miami is possible thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Arts Challenge
The title Weird Miami is a loving ode influenced by the city slogan of Austin, Texas: “Keep Austin Weird.” In 2010, frustrated by global perceptions of Miami as a superficial Babylon where Art Basel happens to be in December, Jim Drain, Naomi Fisher, and Agatha Wara sought to expose the deep and varied year-round cultural depth of Miami by having artists become the hosts of bus tours around the city. Interrelated gallery programming will link contemporary art with the community.
“Artists think differently,” says Naomi Fisher, “Weird Miami participants not only get to see and learn about sites in Miami they may have never visited before, but they also get to see the city through artist’s eyes.” With Weird Miami, participants gain a new kind of agency with their own city: one may peek into emerging artist’s studios, walk up an ancient Calusa shell mound in El Portal, or nibble on Caribbean cuisine in Little Haiti. Destinations will be kept secret, only the artist leading the tour and their chosen theme will be revealed ahead of time, transforming participants into fresh visitors to their own city and enabling tour goers to revel in Miami’s diversity, multiculturalism, and well… weirdness.
Weird Miami programming is funded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, which aims to bring Miami together through the arts.Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!
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