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For Those in Peril on the Sea

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© Courtesy of the artist and Pérez Art Museum Miami
For Those in Peril on the Sea

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
December 4th, 2013 - May 25th, 2014

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.pamm.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
wynwood district
EMAIL:  
info@pamm.org
PHONE:  
305 375 3000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm / Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm / Monday Closed

DESCRIPTION

For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011) is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.