Nektar De Stagni and Gallery Diet are pleased to announce a new collaborative project, Hard Poems in Space.
What: Hard Poems in Space. A new collaborative project between NDS and Gallery Diet, bringing together invited Artists and Designers to make functional objects displayed as an interactive social environment at NDS (Nektar De Stagni Shop) in the Miami Design District.
When: Ongoing now thru December 24, 2011. Art Basel Miami Beach VIPReception: Thursday, December 1st. 7pm. With new works by Agathe Snow, Paola Pivi, Hernan Bas, Rene Gonzalez, and Aranda/Lasch.
Who: Including, Bhakti Baxter, Agathe Snow, Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza, Christy Gast, Jim Drain, Martin Oppel, Hernan Bas, Nektar De Stagni, Daniel Milewski, Paola Pivi, Emmett Moore, Rene Gonzalez, Fabienne Lasserre, Confetti System, Dennis Palazzolo, and Aranda/Lasch.
The project, which began during the summer of 2011 through as series of workshops at NDS (Nektar De Stagni Shop) and Gallery Diet, was conceived in order to bring together invited Artists and Designers to make functional objects. Participants have worked collaboratively or individually, but with the goal of creating an overall exchange between different practices, as well as to create a cohesive and interactive social environment at the NDS Design District Space.
The project’s collaborative spirit has manifested in three parts; a Brainstorm, a Buildout, and the Exhibition.
The Brainstorm phase consisted of a series of workshops/discussions which brought together exhibition participants and industry leaders and innovators (during July/August). The most recent discussions featured Alexandra Cunningham, Director of Exhibitions for Design Miami, and Terry Riley of architecture firm K/R (and former Miami Art Museum director and MOMA curator).
The Buildout portion of the project took place at both the NDS and Gallery Diet spaces and consisted of an open studio practice, where participants where encouraged to work inside of a communal space (open to viewers) and begin building their object prototypes. On display was also text outlining the project and excerpts for various emails and web posts that served as inspiration and fostered exchange between the participants.
The Exhibition portion of this project is the final showcase at NDS Shop this Fall. Now ongoing thru December 2011, all of the objects and prototypes created for the project have come together to form one cohesive, interactive environment meant to be activated by a series of dinners, performances, and events throughout the fall.
Upcoming events include:
– Mathew Abbess and Nektar De Stagni “Poetry” Dinner.
– Bhakti Baxter and Jason Hedges BBQ Sculpture “The Balance”.
– Art Basel Miami Beach Reception with new works by Agathe Snow, Paola Pivi, Hernan Bas, Rene Gonzales, and Aranda/Lasch.
Nektar de Stagni Shop
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
155 NE 38th Street
BHAKTI BAXTER. AGATHE SNOW. GEAN MORENO.ERNESTO OROZA. MARTIN OPPEL. JIM DRAIN. NEKTAR DE STAGNI. DANIEL MILEWSKI. PAOLA PIVI. RENE GONZALEZ. EMMETT MOORE. CHRISTY GAST. FABIENNE LASSERRE. CONFETTI SYSTEM. DENNIS PALAZZOLO. ARANDA/LASCH