MAM Contemporaries Present Michael Genovese
Bal Harbour Art Nights provides chic venue where fashion & art combine
“We hope everyone will come visit us at 100% Capri and contribute to Michael Genovese’s ongoing Public Scribings project,” said Leann Standish, MAM Deputy Director for External Affairs. “Michael Genovese places these aluminum sheets in public places, allowing them to collect the writings and drawings of those who pass by. He then transcribes the marks into a single document, translates the texts across different languages (Spanish, English, and Creole, in the case of the Miami works), and then methodically engraves them into nickel-plated “tableaux.” Michael’s Tableaux was the MAM Young Collectors Council’s first purchase for the Museum’s permanent collection.”
External events are nothing new for the MAM Contemporaries, a group known for hosting dynamic events. The Contemporaries are a support organization of the museum designed for young professionals curious about Miami's constantly evolving art scene. Miami artist Genovese fits right in with this objective.
His work has been featured in I:D Magazine, London, UK, L'Officiel, Paris, FR, El Pais, Barcelona, Spain, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, FL, ARTLIES, The Upset: Young Contemporary Art, Berlin, DK, and New Underground Art, London, UK.
Upcoming exhibitions include Materialism at OHWOW during Art Basel Miami Beach (2011) and Michael Genovese, P.S. at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL (April 2012).
To learn more about Genovese and the MAM Contemporaries come to their exhibition at Bal Harbour Art Nights at 100% Capri on the second floor of the Bal Harbour Shops. It’s one of several wonderful art events and lectures happening that night at Bal Harbour.