While ICA Miami’s summer lineup presents works from three very different artists, they are much more connected than one might initially think. On display now through October 30, the solo exhibitions in the museum’s expansive second floor galleries showcase the rediscovered work of accomplished artist Ida Applebroog; drawings and renderings by Susan Te Kahuranji King; and the site-specific sculptures of Renaud Jerez.
Premiering this August at Palm Court is the Reel Creative Cinema film festival, a thoughtful selection of feature-length and short films chosen by locals who have been vital to the growth of the Miami Design District. There are few better ways to build community than to collaborate with neighbors and stage a meeting of the minds around art, design, fashion and food.
Twenty-three dedicated teenagers have been hard at work this summer. Hailing from almost a dozen high schools across South Florida, emerging artists, young curators, and arts leaders in-the-making have been learning the nuts and bolts of what it takes to put on a show with Locust Art Builders (LAB).
The iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana is almost as complex as the real thing. One of the most recognizable modern-day images this four-letter word with a forward-leaning “O” captures an important time during the Pop Art movement. Originally commissioned in 1965 by the Museum of Modern Art for its annual holiday card, LOVE has since appeared in prints, sculptures, banners, t-shirts and so much more. From the first “Love” stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service in 1973 to the massive statue at Sixth Avenue and 55th Street in New York, many have argued that the popularity and widespread appropriation of Indiana’s design was partially responsible for driving the artist to retreat to the island of Vilhaven, Maine.