The Perez Art Museum participates in Miami Art Week with a special program

The Perez Art Museum Miami, in addition to its usual quality shows, presented special programming for art week. (Ronen Suarc)

The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)whose creator is the Argentine-American collector Jorge Perezit is not only an obligatory appointment during Miami Art Week: throughout the year there are quality exhibitions. Even tourists who are only looking for the beach and shopping centers usually make time to visit the main center of modern and contemporary art south of the Floridawhere he latin american art has special importance. In addition, its spectacular building on the biscayne bay It is a perfect place to take good photos.

Every year, when art week arrives in which Art Basel is combined with more than 20 fairs throughout the county of Miami-Dadethe museum prepares a special program, and this year was no exception.

Panel discussions, tours led by artists and even parties are part of the activities at PAMM. As a star, the museum presented the exhibition liminal of the artist Leandro Erlich: a selection of 16 works —mostly large installations— from the last 20 years. It is the first individual exhibition of the Argentine in the United States and it stays until September 4.

Erlich has exhibited many times during Miami Art Week and became a crowd favorite. He found particular popularity in 2019, when he made an installation about vehicular traffic on the sand in Miami Beach. For 2022 even greater success is expected with liminalwhere the public can experience—literally, entering the work—his most famous installation, swimming pool. The exhibition was organized by the independent curator Dan Cameronwho chose the 16 interactive works.

In addition to liminalat PAMM you can see works by many other creators who opened a few months ago and join the celebration around Art Basel.

In Christo Drawings a rare perspective of the work of Christo Vladmirov Javacheff and his artistic collaborator and wife, Jeanne-Claude, can be identified: it is drawings that underlie their large-scale and ephemeral public art projects. The show is a gift to the PMM from the collection of Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes, friends of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Mariano: Variations on a Theme It is the first major retrospective of the Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez, who died in 1990, who is known simply by his first name. The exhibition covers six decades of artistic work with paintings, watercolors and drawings, many of which were provided to PAMM researchers by the heirs of one of the most important names of the Cuban Segunda Vanguardia.

An installation by Brazilian Hélio Oiticica, Penetrável Macaléia, allows visitors to enter a kind of cube-cage of colorful nets that evoke and celebrate the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This 1978 work is representative of the latest formal variations conceived by this central figure of Brazilian art in the 20th century. The piece is dedicated to Jards Macalé, the famous musician who was a friend of the creator, since it is inspired by a party at his house.

You can also see the sculpture trophallaxisof simon leigh; the digital psychedelia Heaven’s Gate, by Marco Brambillaand the immersive environment Chromosaturationof Carlos Cruz-Diez.

The final addition to PAMM’s special programming for art week is Nuevas realidades, its new gallery of augmented reality (AR). It will display various pieces on a rotating basis and will allow visitors to access and interact with digital works through games, applications, QR codes or web pages.

As every Thursday, the evening will take place on December 1 PAMM Presents. For these very special days for art in Miami, will participate Meshel Ndegeocellowho will sing and play bass on a date under the stars, at 11 pm.

Among the panels offered, one stands out on Saturday 2 at 2 in the afternoon: those responsible for Art at a Time Like This, an organization dedicated to digital art in public spaces, will discuss inequities in the system of Justice.

Where: 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

When: During Miami Art Week, PAMM operates extended hours, every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How much: from USD 12 to USD 16