Oolite Arts is gearing up to open its new summer exhibit, Where There Is Power, a very timely show given the political upheaval currently taking place in Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela. The headlining artists for the exhibit include Venezuelan artist Yucef Merhi who intercepted the emails of Hugo Chávez from 1998-2004 and has created wallpaper installations out of them. Cuban artist Rodolfo Peraza created IP addresses that track the blocking of information by the Cuban government, between Cuba and Miami, and demonstrates this censorship via pings on a map. Where There is Power also includes work by the late Asif Farooq, who over the course of eight years, recreated the Soviet-era MiG-21 jet fighter, down to the smallest detail, in true scale – entirely out of paper.
Réne Morales, chief curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Amanda Bradley, programs manager at Oolite Arts, co-organized Where There is Power which touches on several urgent themes including racial conflict, law enforcement, mass incarceration, mass protests, immigration and more. The exhibit opens July 21-Sept. 19
If you would like to attend the opening reception for this exhibit from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, please let us know. Interviews with the Oolite Arts team, curators and artists are available upon request. Thank you for considering Where There Is Power for coverage.