Press Release: Miami, FL, August 1, 2021
Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Khawam Gallery Presents
CROSSING BORDERS: Artists from the Middle East and Latin America
August 6 – Sept 3, 2021 – Kendall Art Center, Rodriguez Collection, 12063 SW 131st Ave. Miami, FL
A selection made by art curator Tony Khawam. The exhibition showcases the work of Immigrant artists from Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Syria, and Venezuela share their art and personal stories about their cultural heritage intertwined with their American experience, and the impact of immigration and the new American culture on their lives and art making.
Featured artworks by Ilan Averbuch, José Bedia, Linda Behar, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Ivonne Ferrer, Tony Khawam, Zahra Nazari, and Nizar Sabour. (https://www.kendallartcenter.org/crossingborders)
FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS
A full slate of events has been scheduled for “KAC Live.” Events are accessible via Zoom, Facebook Live on events page here. (RSVP on EventBrite for Zoom events)
Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and Latin America curated by Tony Khawam, winner of the “Individual Artist Award, Specific Cultural Project” Florida Division of Arts & Culture, and partially sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs. This exhibition will continue on Artsy through September, 2021.
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Kendall Art Center (KAC) aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of emerging, established, international and local artists, K.A.C fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation. Activities focus on works of art in the collection and special exhibitions. Through discussion, research, art making, and writing activities, we hope to encourage close looking, foster conversation between students, community and artists.
Khawam Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Led by Director Mirna Asmar and Artist/Curator Tony Khawam. We have embarked on a mission to include artists who examine the socio-cultural issues intertwined with the American culture by emerging and established artists with a focus on new expressionism and neo-realism in a variety of media. The artist’s heritage background, story with the materials and process of art making are keys in the selection for exhibitions.
The Rodriguez Collection is privately financed by Leo Rodriguez and his family and is one of Miami’s largest, privately owned Cuban contemporary art collections. The collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by established artists from Cuba, U.S. and abroad.
Opening reception, Friday August 6, 2021, from 6pm-11pm.
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