I was invited by the lovely people over at Hermes to attend A Man's World Miami at The Moore Building this past Friday. The space was transformed into a one-night artistic installation by architect Leandro Erlich to display Veronique Nichanian, Artistic Director of the Hermes men's spring / summer 2013 collection.
There were many fun installations like The Apartments which featured two identical rooms side-by-side as a mirror image space with two different models mimicking one another but my favorite installation by Erlich had to be his 'Changing Rooms' - in which a single changing room was replicated identically 18 times, making it a visual trip to walk into.Here are some film photos I took that night, the rest of the images are by Seth Browarnick.
JR/ José Parlá
The Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba
May 7 - July 12, 2013
Opening reception: Tuesday May 7, 6-8 pm
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba, a recent collaboration between JR and José Parlá.
The Wrinkles of the City was started by JR in Cartagena, Spain and has been reprised in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and most recently, Havana. In 2012, JR and Parlá photographed and interviewed dozens of senior citizens who lived through the Cuban revolution, flyposting colossal black-and-white portraits of their subjects on the walls of city buildings. Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaces the images with palimpsestic, calligraphic writings and color. In a city devoid of commercial imagery, JR and Parlá’s enormous yet intimate portraits offer a stunningly humane contrast to the endless repetition of political icons.
This exhibition will consist of twelve large portraits from the Havana iteration of The Wrinkles of the City project along with a site-specific installation.