Special Projects

SATELLITE: Performance in the Round
Date: December 3rd, 2015
Location: The Amphitheater at SATELLITE
Directed by: Clifford Owens

SATELLITE is proud to present the first ever Miami Art Basel performance art festival. The Festival will be held at our amphitheater on Thursday, December 3rd and will be curated by renown performance artist Clifford Owens. Clifford will be leading hourly tours where he introduces and expands upon the conceptual framework of the performers work. The performers will be placed on stages throughout the North Beach Amphitheater. Clifford will guide you through the amphitheater stopping one by one at each artist so they can perform.

Clifford Owens (1971, Baltimore, MD) has exhibited extensively both domestically and abroad. Notable exhibitions include the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2014), “Better the Rebel You Know” at Home in Manchester, UK (2014), Performa13 (2014), MoMA/PS1 (2012), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2014), The Studio Museum (2012), and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011), among many others. Articles about his work and practice have appeared in Art in America, the New York Times, Artforum, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few. He is currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University and at Yale University.

List of contributing performers to be announced shortly.

Exhibit titile: “AUGMENTED”
Type/Location: Outdoor Art Exhibit / Along Ocean Terrace and Collins Avenue between 72nd and 75th

Engaging visitors as they hop between SATELLITE’s four venues will be outdoor “virtual” artwork installations.

Artworks by American and international artists, conceived as 2D graphics and/or 3D sculptures, will be virtually placed (geo-tagged) throughout the SATELLITE’s 3-block area and visible through AG (Augmented Reality) viewer apps on smart phones. These artworks will “augment” the natural and urban landscape of North Miami Beach.

While transportable, location-agnostic artworks dominate the content offered at today’s art fairs, this exhibit augments those conventional (and somewhat practical) art fair offerings with artworks that are made free of concerns over gravity, fabrication, and logistics, some of which also addressing the specificity of the North Miami Beach site. Visitors will be encouraged to snap pictures of the augmented reality views of the installations and share via social media.

This project is curated by Seol Park and produced by SPARK+, an art management and curatorial agency based in New York City. Carl Skelton of Gotham Innovation Greenhouse is the exhibit’s technology counsel.