Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)


The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation: programming during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Tatiana Blass, Metade da fala no chao, 2010. Detanico & Lain, Benjamin Concentrated, 2009 (detail).

Daily programming during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

December 5–9, 2012

CIFO Art Space
1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday,  9–4pm
Admission is free

T 305 455 3380

www.cifo.org

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation announces daily programming during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Activities during the tenth-anniversary celebration include daily breakfasts, an exhibition opening, curatorial talks, guided tour, and a book launch.

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) announces its series of daily events at the CIFO Art Space throughout the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, starting Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9. This year’s tenth-year anniversary celebration will coincide with the exhibition Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros and CIFO Collections, curated by CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca.

Special events during Art Basel Miami Beach:

Wednesday, December 5–Sunday, December 9
9am–noon Daily Breakfasts @ CIFO (Friday: VIP only)
Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros and CIFO Collections

Wednesday, December 5
9am Exhibition Opening
Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collections – Curated by CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca. On view from December 5 to March 3, 2013.

According to CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca, “this exhibition brings together work that testifies to the tension between what is yet to be said (or cannot be uttered) and the aftermath of communication, when all has been said and done. Silenced speech, timid elocutions, unintelligible languages, unknown codes, forgotten tongues, the somewhat obscure discourse of science, censorship, and repression, slowly give way to murmurs, connections, bridges, open conversations and conclusive statements. Following an intuitive process of formal association and conceptual juxtaposition, the show intends to be seen as an exercise in curatorial collaboration.”

10:30am Book Launch
Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America, Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.
Talk by Mari Carmen Ramirez – Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The Constructive Nexus in South America.

Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America,  Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.
“This volume concerning abstraction in the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros Collection is a major step forward in justly demanding a set of discourses that call for a redefinition of modernity and an articulation of an art system in which center and periphery share a balanced and symmetrical correspondence. At the same time, it is our wish that its texts and the work reproduced in it inspire urgent reflections about the shaping of new canons marked by the geopolitical and mercantile dynamics of a world whose complexities, like those of the arts, can never be completely grasped.”
—Manuel J. Borja-Villel

Thursday, December 6
10:30am Curatorial Approach to Collecting.
Talk by Inés Katzenstein, Director of Art History Department at Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires.

11:30am Guided Tour. Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros and CIFO Collections by Jose Roca and Moacir dos Anjos.

Friday, December 7
9am–noon 
10 Years of Fostering Cultural Understanding.
Tenth Anniversary Celebration, hosted by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. By invitation only.

Saturday, December 8
10:30am Arte Abstracto Cubano.
Talk by Elsa Vega, Cuban Art Curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana.

CIFO Art Space hours during Art Basel: Wednesday–Sunday, 9–4pm. Admission is free. Tenth Anniversary Celebration brunch by invitation only.

CIFO, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to foster cultural and educational exchange within the visual arts.

CIFO has three primary initiatives:


The CIFO Art Space, a permanent venue for the presentation of engaging and provocative contemporary art exhibitions highlighting works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, works by CIFO grantees and commissioned artists and experimental, challenging art programs;
Grants and Commissions Programs supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America; and
Foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.

Media Contact:
Maria Lanao, Levy Communications: T 305 592 5389 Ext. 104 / M 786 514 0301 / maria@levyad.com

 

 

 

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