The inaugural exhibition for Project 924, As The Ferris Wheel Turns, curated by Susan Caraballo, features works by Anthony Ardavin, Katerina Federici, Alexander Guerra, Regina Jestrow, Hugo Moro, John Sanchez and Damian Sarno. During the opening reception, performances by Octavio Campos and Ana Mendez, Alexander Guerra, Regina Jestrow, David Rohn, and performers from New World Symphony will be featured. Project 924 is an interdisciplinary project space at ArtCenter/South Florida designated for experimentation and innovation in exhibitions, performances and site-specific installations. Project 924 is located at ArtCenter’s second building at 924 Lincoln Road. The grand opening of Project 924, which is open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6-10pm.
As The Ferris Wheel Turns utilizes the carnival as a backdrop to tell a universal story of life, love and loss. Works that appear whimsical and amusing are also quite poetic and profound. The exhibition includes multigenerational artists working in different mediums to tie the narrative together. As part of the exhibition, Regina Jestrow presents The Patch Project, an environmentally sustainable barter patching project using scrap fabrics from past works that allows the participants to hold on to their special garments. Alexander Guerra creates a performance installation with his new works, Hybrid Bunnies. Utilizing Subtropics’ Fluxus Piano, Guerra creates a game of darts that allows the participant to try to hit the bull’s eye 2 of out of 3 times in order to win one of his Hybrid Bunny Prizes. During the opening reception, ArtCenter alumni David Rohn, will present The Amazing Ultron, a simulation of an automatronic fortune teller like the ones that were a fixture of Carnivals, Pier Parks and County Fairs in the last century.
In addition, The SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration will be on view in the 924 Vitrine. The broadsheets in this exhibition were selected from a group of more than seventy works created by visual artists and writers from South Florida. Each pair created an edition of twelve prints on the theme of “sweat,” broadly defined. The complete project will be on view at the Centre Gallery of Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.