After a successful Art Basel Miami Beach Spinello Projects is presenting an encore of Agustina Woodgate's New Landscapes exhibition featured in Art Basel Miami Beach.
Additionally there will be an artist talk moderated by Sarah Aibel, curator of the Sender Collection held on January 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm with reception to follow until 10:00 pm.
Agustina Woodgate works inclusively and socially, finding new access points for communication to create public, intensive, and process-oriented works. Aiming to create art that fosters exchanges between people rather than encounters between a viewer and object, meaning is elaborated collectively. Often responding to a place or situation, Woodgate makes context-based objects, installations, performances, and collaborative event-based projects. These projects focus on the interplay between human beings and their surrounding environment at both macro and micro levels. Site specificity is usually the point of departure for her creative process, involving research into the site and its relations.
Her new body of work, New Landscapes, was presented in the Art Positions sector of the eleventh Art Basel Miami Beach. Positive and negative matter from three representations of the planet Earth will be featured — each representation a proposal for a new kind of territorial exploration. Rather than nations or countries taking precedence as the visual anchor, the Earth as a whole, all at once rendered mute, but equal, becomes the primary focus. From the violent, aggressive gesture of erasing political borders and imagined national spaces, Woodgate offers a signal of hope: an optimistic realization of a world both beautiful to behold and comforting to imagine.
Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel stages the world's premier art shows for modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, the artworks on display and the parallel content programming produced in collaboration with the local institutions. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show's singular exhibition sectors and artistic events spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
Agustina Woodgate was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981. Woodgate has exhibited work internationally on independent ventures and under the banner of Spinello Projects in Basel, New York, Berlin, Toronto, Brasil, London, Mexico City, New Orleans, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and Miami. She has recently been commissioned by the City of Miami Beach to produce the I. Stanley Levine Memorial Public Bench at the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall, and has been commissioned by Locust Projects (Miami) to produce the 1111 Billboard Project. She is the recipient of the 2011 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) Grant and the 2010 Art Matters Grant with Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro, North Carolina, to produce the Kulturpark initiative in Berlin. Woodgate is the founder of Radio Espacio Estacion, a bilingual nomad radio project broadcasted live with a full online archive. She currently lives and works in Miami.