Contemporary Art Activations and Commissions by 15 Local Artists for Inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate
Contact: Andrew Bruce
T: +1 (212) 675-1800
Miami Beach, FL, April 21, 2022 — The City of Miami Beach is pleased to announce Arts Resilient 305 | Aspen Institute, a joint initiative by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of Miami Beach, presented in conjunction with Aspen Ideas: Climate for its inaugural conference in Miami Beach, May 9-12, 2022.
For the launch of the Arts Resilient 305 program, the City of Miami Beach and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs invited local artists to commission new and repositioned site-specific temporary public art installations and performances highlighting issues related to climate change and sea level rise.
Participating artists include Dale Andree, Brigid Baker, Domingo Castillo, Franky Cruz, Cara Despain, Michele Oka Doner, Morel Doucet, Michelle Grant-Murray, Brookhart Jonquil, Gustavo Matamoros, Coral Morphologic, Lee Pivnik, Lauren Shapiro, and Hattie Mae Williams. Each artist will present either a new commission or have an existing work reimagined for its site within the city. The works will be installed beginning May 9 and will remain on view through May 12, 2022. The commissions will be installed and activated in key cultural locations in and around Miami Beach, including Miami Beach Convention Center, New World Center, SoundScape Park, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and The Royal Palm South Beach. For more information, please visit www.mbartsandculture.org.
Aspen Ideas: Climate is a new annual event in Miami Beach, Florida, that will bring some of the most exciting innovators and leaders together with the public to engage with climate solutions that have the potential to reshape our world. All outdoor art activations and performances are free and open to the public. In addition, Aspen Ideas: Climate will wallcast the evening sessions onto the New World Center’s facade beginning at 8pm for free public viewing. For more information, programming, and to obtain passes, please visit www.aspenideasclimate.org.
Members of the media interested in credentialing for Aspen Ideas: Climate should contact Jon Purves: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the City of Miami Beach
World-famous Miami Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant cultural scene. Known for its colorful art deco and MiMo architecture, the 7-mile island offers some of the finest dining, lifestyle and health and wellness experiences anywhere. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the city is often described as a living laboratory for climate change. As a result, Miami Beach is also at the forefront of identifying workable solutions to meet the challenge of sea level rise.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Art in Public Places
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council and the Art in Public Places Trust develop cultural excellence, diversity, access, and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting equitable opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council, and the Trust promote, coordinate, and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information, and interactive community planning. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining, and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Florida Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium, and the Tourist Development Council
About The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners