New World School of the Arts (NWSA) returns to The Yard@CasaLin in
Wynwood for the 13th consecutive year of successful installation and performance-based artworks. This year, NWSA has also been invited to activate The Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove. The two shows, Diaspora
and Diaspora 2
, will continue the tradition of performative brunch events, examining the language of Miami’s sub-tropical location through the lens of our agrarian landscape and the people who live and work here. DIASPORA
examines that relationship of land, people and plants through a simultaneous manifestation of past and present as seen from the perspective of our collective future. The act of fortune telling will feature prominently; guests will be able to have their fortunes told from a card set drawn from local narratives featuring imagery created by the NWSA’s foundational WARP studio class (Workshop in Artist Research and Practice). New World School of the Arts visual arts faculty members Kathleen Hudspeth and Don Lambert co-authored the works in Diaspora, working with the WARP students in collaborative production. The resulting performative installation, Fortunes, combines sculptural installation, performance, wearables, and food activations set in an urban backyard paradise.Opening Breakfast Reception: December 6; 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. THE YARD@CASALIN, 55 NW 30 Street, Miami. Exhibition is free and open to the public. Information at 305-237-3620.