Concrete Space Gallery Celebrates an Arts Festival Focused on Water, Heritage and Climate Change

Next Saturday, November 10 at 4 pm, the most representative program of the Miami New Media Festival 2018 arrives at Concrete Space gallery, at 3400 NW 78th Ave, Doral, FL 33122. The show includes video art, virtual reality, and art installations, about “Water, Heritage, and Climate change.”  

The 13th edition of this multimedia festival organized by Arts Connection Foundation and Concrete Space, with a wide selection of video art and installations by 70 artists from different countries. Starting on October 2, the festival is presenting shows and talks in San Nicolaas (Aruba), Bogotá (Colombia), Valencia (Spain), Rome (Italy), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), and Caracas (Venezuela).

Directed by curators Adriana Barrios and Marcelo Llobel, the MNMF XIII Edition at Concrete Space is featuring videos of Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, and Robert Wilson, from Sala Mendoza Foundation Collection. Among other guest artists, it will showcase artworks by Isaac Cordal (Spain), Xavier Cortada  (United States), Nan González (Venezuela), Cheryl Maeder (United States), Liudmila & Nelson (Cuba), and Rolando Peña (Venezuela).

The exhibition also includes “WaterViz” a live streaming visualization from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest; and the virtual reality short docu-film “The Promise” by Jonakex Herrera and Liz Pasillas.

Created in Miami in 2006 by Arts Connection Foundation, the foundation of the Venezuelan artist and curator Andreína Fuentes, the Miami New Media Festival (MNMF) has as an incentive the artistic practice on the different possibilities and uses of video art and other media associated with the technology. Since its creation, it has presented video installations, digital art pieces in 3D, live music and performances, of more than 250 artists from 15 countries, from different themes.

Other events

The program at Concrete Space also includes the forum “WaterViz: The Art and Science of Water Journeys”, on November 15 at 7 pm, with artists Cheryl Maeder, Xavier Cortada and Lindsey Rustad, researcher at USDA Forest Service; a video conference with artist Nan González, on December 1, 6 pm; and the panel “Talking About Water in the Creative Process”, on December 8 at 7 pm, with artists Nina Dotti, Cheryl Maeder, Xavier Cortada.

This festival has the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

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