"Here and Now" performative exhibition during Art Basel

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MIAMIHere and Now is the titled bestowedupon the New World School of the Arts annual exhibition that sets off the wheels in motion, during the week-long Art Basel Fair, at the Yard@Casalin in Wynwood. Under the guidance of NWSA dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta, “the show this year offers continuous motion of unexpected performances during the three hour opening.” With four permanent performative installations canvasing the beautiful oasis that is the Yard, “every guest will have it’s own experience which continues to change and morph as the minutes go by,” added Maggy.

Here and Now opens with a Breakfast Reception on Thursday, December 3 at 9:00 AM. Casalin is located at 55 NW 30 Street, Wynwood. The reception and show are free and open to the public.
With movementas the guiding theme, the show is comprised of four permanent installations in constant motion. In addition, Here and Now will have an element of surprise as different visual artists from the New World School of the Arts BFA program intersperse unexpected performances throughout the morning show. “The exhibition will have the feel of a flash-mob, with sudden bursts of short yet powerful artistic presentations,” explained Maggy. “It will be a fun experience for arts enthusiasts who, as they do year after year, begin their Art Basel tour at the Yard@ Casalin, experiencing not only the creative program, but also enjoying the natural seeting along with a Cuban cafesito or a freshly squeezed Guarapo (sugar cane juice).”
The work is presented by New World School of the Arts college students, working in collaboration with faculty members Alisa Pitchenik-Charles, Carol Todaro, Donald Lambert and Ralf Provisero.
About Casalin: Set as an urban garden, The Yard at Casalin is one of the most frequented exhibition sites in the area and it has been recognized nationally by Art Basel enthusiasts who each year make it their first stop during the Wynwood showings. Just a few steps from other major galleries, Casalin boasts luscious yet tranquil and serene landscaping reminiscent of an oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Each year, the Yard@Casalin bustles with outstanding cutting-edge exhibitions carefully curated by NWSA and other collaborators.This unique exhibition site was founded in 2003 by Lin Lougheed to showcase the work of local artists, particularly during Art Basel week. The Yard, however, features permanent exhibitions that can be appreciated 24/7 from the sidewalk adjacent to the intriguing area. With innovative installations and trailblazing performance works, NWSA has been in the forefront of Casalin, consistently showcasing the work of its visual artists, graphic designers, and web designers. Lougheed, a sponsor of the arts and national philanthropist has been instrumental in getting NWSA visual artists highlighted and recognized during Art Basel. Todate, New World School of the Arts is the only school to be featured officially listed in the Art Basel International Show delegation package.
About NWSA: At New World School of the Arts, visual arts students are able to explore and develop their personal artistic and aesthetic vision while being guided by a dynamic and distinguished faculty who are all practicing artists. Through disciplined training in traditional and new media, students also develop new skills and refine others while gaining invaluable understanding of the roles of art and design in society. Areas of concentration in visual arts include Drawing, Electronic Media, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
Further information regarding NWSA’s visual arts program is available by calling (305) 237-3649.
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