Miguel Génova’s “Collected Times” exhibition

I went to see Miguel Génova’s “Collected Times” exhibition at MIFA in Miami, and I absolutely loved it. All the artworks were incredibly colorful and interesting, which really captivated me.

Miguel Geniova

The exhibition, curated by Félix Suazo, runs from July 6-27, 2024, with the opening reception on Saturday, July 6, from 4 to 8 PM at MIFA (Miami International Fine Art), 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33166.

Génova’s works, created in Madrid and Miami, reflect on the uncertainty and confinement of the pandemic and other challenging times. The main focus is on three intervening Calendars from 2020, 2021, and 2022, using each month as a grid of life and each day as a cell for activities and signs.

The exhibition also includes five series of collages, double-sided Cards and Tickets, Convergences and Divergences series, Farewells series, and two assemblages. As an engineer, writer, and art collector, Génova skillfully combines writing and imagery in his work.

The vibrant collages and assemblages created a striking contrast with the themes of uncertainty and confinement that inspired them. I found myself drawn into each piece, exploring the details and enjoying the lively color palette Génova used. Despite dealing with challenging times like the pandemic, the artworks felt energetic and engaging. I was particularly impressed by how the artist transformed everyday objects and moments into such visually appealing compositions.

This exhibition, Génova’s first solo show in the United States, explores themes of fragmented time, memory, and present-day challenges through collage. It’s described as a metaphor for broken time, collecting the incidents, changes, and uncertainties of daily life during the pandemic lockdowns.

Overall, my experience at the exhibition was fantastic. The colorful and intriguing nature of the works made for a truly memorable visit. I’m glad I had the opportunity to see this thought-provoking reflection on the small details of everyday life that ultimately make up our lived experiences. CopyRetry

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