Miami Dade College with Khawam Presents Crossing Borders Artists from the Middle East & the Americas

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A selection of works by Middle Eastern, European, and Latin American contemporary artists.

MIAMI - eTradeWire -- Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and the Americas features works by artists Ilan Averbuch, José Bedia, Linda Behar, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Galen Cheney, Adnan Charara, Andrew Cotton, Ivonne Ferrer, Tony Khawam, Sibel Kocabasi, Santiago Medina, Carlos Sablon, and Celia Wilkinson. The artists are from Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, France, and the United Kingdom.

The exhibition showcases how their cultural history intertwines with the American experience, and the impact of their heritage, immigration, and the new American culture on their lives and art making. Although the artworks may differ esthetically, there is much that connects them conceptually. Common threads are recurrent references to their heritage history, shared experiences, indigenous mythologies, and social norms.

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The artists often invoke national art histories, either in tribute or subversion, but also engage with current happenings, and international artistic trends. The artists enter into dialogues with traditions of the past at the same time that they participate in current global artistic discussions. Their simultaneous engagement with the past and present, speaks to a singular creative present. The artists explore history, create commentary around current happenings with mark making techniques, materials, and process in a variety of media.

The exchange of ideas and acknowledgement of influence of these artists have long comprised the tenets of creative production by creating a new lexicon of post-modern commentary. Intentionally borrowing and sharing pictures that were local to their heritage and experience as a way of breaking apart conventional notions of ownership, and offering a playful storied history of originality in art that bears closer examination.

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Miami Dade College's (MDC) Kendall Campus Gallery of Art + Design, in collaboration with Khawam Gallery, will host a reception on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. for the art exhibition, Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and the Americas. The exhibition is currently open now until Oct. 5.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.

For more info.

WHAT: MDC Kendall Campus Gallery of Art + Design Presents

Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and the Americas

WHEN: Opening Reception: Monday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition: Open Now Through Oct. Wednesday 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment at 305-237-2246

WHERE: MDC Kendall Campus, Gallery of Art + Design, Bldg. M, 11011 SW 104 St.

MDC contact Juan Mendieta, communications

Source: Miami Dade College
Filed Under: Arts

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