FIU Honors College Students Curate the Aesthetics and Values Exhibition 2009 3/16/09, 4/3/09

FIU Honors College Students Curate the Aesthetics and Values Exhibition 2009

March 16 – April 10, 2009

Reception – April 3, 2009 Followed by a Lecture by artist, Ann Hamilton

MIAMI – The Aesthetics & Values class of the Honors College at Florida International University (FIU) presents the Aesthetics and Values Exhibition 2009, an annual exhibition that is executed solely by students within the class under the supervision of artist and Professor John Bailly. Opening on March 16, 2009, the show will run until April 10 in the Gallery at the Green Library (2nd floor) at FIU and will showcase established Miami artists. On April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., the students will host a reception for the A&V 2009 exhibition. This A&V 2009 reception will be followed by the Frost Art Museum’s Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series at 8 p.m.. The April 3 lecture is by Ann Hamilton, an internationally recognized visual artist creating large scale multi media installations.

The Aesthetics & Values 2009 exhibition includes work in various media formats by Ray Azcuy, Brian Burkhardt, Cooper, Julie Davidow, Edouard Duval Carrié, Jacek Kolasinski, Mark Koven, Ralph Provisero, Sara Stites, and Ruben Torres-Llorca.

The annual exhibition provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an on-campus exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. After forming committees (Exhibition, Fundraising, and Public Relations) and assuming personal tasks (designing a website, soliciting funds, preparing a press release, etc), students are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the exhibition, including selecting artists, securing funding, negotiating gallery space, working with university administration, and managing local media. Images are available upon request.

The Gallery at the Green Library is located at 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33139.

The exhibition will be open Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 1a.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. For more information please visit the website at or contact John Bailly at 305-348-0297.

About the Aesthetics and Values Class

The Aesthetics & Values Class from the Honors College at FIU is a yearlong course taught under the guidance of artist and professor, John Bailly. Now running in its fourth year, the seminar examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. Furthermore, it explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change.

Student-curators of A&V 2009 are Samantha Banal, Robert Cascella, Stella Concepcion, Linda De La Paz, Noel Deckert, Marilyn Dominguez, Moises Enghelberg, Ernesto Fernandez, Gisell Fiat, Monica Font, Adriano Froes, Gabriela Garcia, Dahiana Gil, Thomas Johnson, Yesica Laver, Linda Lee, Alina Lenz, Michael Lopez, Jacqueline Lorenzo, Linda Martin, Priscila Mojica, Ana-Sofia Navarrete, Rozina Partabi, Jairo Pava, Melissa Pita, Gaudry Puechavy, Mariana Restrepo, Sergio Rioseco, Miryam Rodriguez, Ashley Rousseau, Nalisa Saati, Frances Sanchez, and Alejandro Stein.