Vizcaya launches a new publication in celebration of contemporary arts at the historic estate
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will celebrate its centennial and a decade of its Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) with the launch of a new publication titled, Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya: 10 Years of the Contemporary Arts Program, 100 Years of Vizcaya. The book highlights Vizcaya's centennial CAP exhibition, Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya, on view through October 9, and provides context for the historic precedent of contemporary artists at Vizcaya and takes a look back at CAP's first decade.
"The Contemporary Arts Program at Vizcaya provides artists with the challenge of developing original, site-specific work in response to this historic house and gardens situated in the public realm," says Gina Wouters, Vizcaya's curator. "CAP was inspired by the dynamic, creative spirit that characterized Vizcaya's inception a century ago, and preserves Vizcaya owner James Deering’s tradition as a patron of the arts."
The publication features contributions by Vizcaya's Executive Director Joel M. Hoffman, Deputy Director for Learning and Community Engagement Wendy R. Wolf and Curator Gina Wouters. Highlights include an overview of CAP's history and historic precedent; CAP Lab, a thriving academic partnership for emerging artists; and the most recent CAP exhibition featuring new work by eleven South Florida–based artists, Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya. Beautifully illustrated with images that span a decade of site-specific contemporary artworks, this publication demonstrates Vizcaya's singular sense of place, which remains the point of departure for artists, as was the case one hundred years ago.
A book launch and celebration event, "Contemporary Art at Vizcaya: A Decade and a Century," will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens located at 3251 South Miami Avenue in Miami. The event will feature special performances by past CAP artists, special access and tours. The book will be available for purchase at the event and Lost Spaces artists will be present to sign copies for guests. Tickets to the book launch event are $10 and available online at vizcaya.eventbrite.com.
To learn more about Vizcaya's Contemporary Arts Program visit vizcaya.org.
Editor’s note: Media outlets that include book reviews may request a copy of Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya: 10 Years of the Contemporary Arts Program, 100 Years of Vizcaya for review.