Join us for our first Salon outside of New York! Pre-Art Basel Miami Salon with Aziz + Cucher's Latest Works.
The collaborative team of Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher is recognized as pioneers in the field of digital imaging and are highly accomplished in the field of video installation; they have worked together as a team since 1992.
The project is based on Aziz + Cucher’s digital animation-installation "Time of the Empress", which was part of a larger show, “Some People”, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) in 2012. The installation consists of seven large flat-screen panels hung from the ceiling, which display animated drawings of modernist buildings in an infinite loop of construction and disintegration. Through a labor-intensive animation process, these architectural renderings appear buoyant, suspended in an endless cycle of growth and dissolution, like Towers of Babel, simultaneously rising and collapsing. Paradoxically they also possess an inherent tranquility, evoking the cycles of our economy, nature, even life itself. The project was curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami, where she works as a freelance curator.
The Salon will consist of a private viewing, introduction and discussion for only 40 individuals with the artists Aziz + Cucher moderated by Rhonda Mitrani (director of the Screening Room) right before the gallery opening that evening. Monday night will feature a lot of activity in the Wynwood Art District and should make for a great evening to explore the latest in the district before the various activities that week.
About the artist
The collaborative team of Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher is recognized as pioneers in the field of digital imaging and are highly accomplished in the field of video installation; they have worked together as a team since 1992. Their work has been widely exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions at the Venice Biennale; the Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and The Photographers Gallery in London, among others.
Works by Aziz + Cucher are held in permanent collections of many important museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, León, Spain; Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris as well as in numerous private collections.