Miami Art Week gives rise to feminism: Pussy Riot, Judy Chicago and Nina Chanel at the ICA

Pussy Riot, one of the most anticipated novelties at the ICA (REUTERS/Chris Radburn) (CHRIS RADBURN/)

The Contemporary Art Institute of Miami (ICA) has novel proposals during Miami Art Week, accompanying the great movement that is generated around Art Basel True to its principle of promoting experimentation in contemporary art and fostering exchange and transversality, it offers a main course, a house classic and two powerful exhibitions not to be missed.

The complete billboard can be seen on its website, but here is an appetizer:

The highlight: Puss Riot in Miami

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Pussy Riots fight for human rights and oppose the government of Vladimir Putin in Russia. (EFE)

The ICA will dress up as punk on Friday the 2nd to host the long-awaited concert of the pussy riot, punk band and activist from Russia. These performance artists, who have been arrested and imprisoned several times for their political commitment to democracy and freedom of expression, will close the day with an exclusive show.

ICA Miami and CryptoPunks —Yuga Labs project, which donates the work to the institute CryptoPunk #305— came together to make this presentation a reality.

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The girls who make up a feminist collective and militate against the Russian president Vladimir Putin and in favor of human rights are eagerly awaited in Miami properties. The ICA will receive them in a packed space: the tickets sold out shortly after opening the page to request them.

For this reason, a waiting list was established. In any case, in this free event they will only admit people who verify previous registration and confirmation. This will be verified on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s best to arrive early.

Judy Chicago, an ICA name

In the 2019 art week, the ICA held a monographic and monumental exhibition of this feminist artist and intellectual. “Judy Chicago: A Reckoning”, followed her transition from abstraction to figuration, showed the influence of her feminism in the understanding of modernity and in the problematization of traditional gender roles. Chicago closed that event with the outdoor performance “A purple poem for Miami.

On this occasion, Chicago will talk on Friday the 2nd at 7 pm with Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the Pussy Riots: a very promising combo. Tolokonnikova is an activist, artist and performer, and her name reached the international media in March 2012 when the Pussy Riot improvised a concert in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow: the young woman was sentenced to two years in prison, like another member of the band, Maria Aliokhina. They regained their freedom in December 2013, by an amnesty law.

The strong presence of Michel Majerus

Progressive Aesthetics painting by Michel Majerus will be on display at ICA Miami during Art Basel 2022.
“Progressive Aesthetics” is Majerus’s first solo exhibition in an American museum.

Michel Majerus (1967–2002) was a very prolific artist in his dialogue with the elements of creation. His early death only underscored the enduring place he had already secured for himself in art history.

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ICA has just opened the latest investigation into his work, in time for Miami Art Week. The exhibit continues through March 23, 2023 and highlights Majerus’ relationship with the USAin particular through his fascination with a pop culture focused on consumption and advertising.

Progressive Aesthetics it is the first Majerus exhibition in a museum in the United States. It takes its name from one of the artist’s paintings, and collects significant works of art that have yet to be shown collectively.

New installation by Nina Chanel Abney

Nina Chanel Abney, Mama Gotta Have A Life Too, 2022, diptych collage on panel.  Courtesy of Nina Chanel Abney and Pace Prints
Artwork by Nina Chanel Abney: “Mama Gotta Have A Life Too”. (Courtesy of Nina Chanel Abney and Pace Prints)

The exhibition at ICA Miami of Nina Chanel Abney, Big Butch Energy, is one of the attractions of the cultural institution during Art Basel. The author uses dynamic colors and shapes to draw attention and address complex narratives.

In this case, Abney focuses on her college years, when she was struggling to find a community that reflected the type of person she wanted to be. Inspired by her queer experience, with these latest works Abney questions how viewers assign gender to a figure in a work of art. The answer could be in this sample.s

In a recent interview with W Magazine, Abney noted: “I work well to find communities that want their stories told. I don’t feel like there is enough representation of masculine or queer African American women in the media, so if I can bring my experience to life and inspire others. So I feel like I’m doing a good job.”

Where: 61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137

When: Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova, 2 at 7pm; shows by Michel Majerus and Nina Chanel Abney, until March 12, 2023. Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm

Free activities, prior reservation on the ICA website

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