12th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach Breakfast in the Park Presents: American Sculptor Alice Aycock
Five Exhibitions On View During Art Basel week:
Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, Carlos Estevez: Celestial Traveler, Carola Bravo: Blurred Borders, Rufina Santana: Cartographies of Water and Ramón Espantaleón: The Temptation.
An official Art Basel Miami Beach event celebrating its 12th year, Breakfast in the Park happens on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU (map and directions). This year’s event presents American sculptor Alice Aycock as guest-speaker. Ms. Aycock is represented by the Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. The Snitzer Gallery has generously loaned one of Alice Aycock’s sculptures to the Museum during Art Basel week for Breakfast in the Park 2015.
Art Basel’s Breakfast in the Park draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world.
Complimentary round-trip bus transportation is provided to Art Basel delegates (buses depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Convention Center).
Each year a noted sculptor is invited to speak. Art Basel 2015 welcomes Alice Aycock.
Alice Aycock has created installations at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and in Israel, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan.
A member of New York’s avant-garde downtown scene in the 1970s, Aycock was drawn to the Land Art movement from early on, making site-specific works from earth, wood, stone, and other natural materials that were influenced by phenomenology. In the 1980s, she began to employ industrial materials like steel, with allusions to the growing presence of machines in our lives. Architecture, too, has been a consistent concern of Aycock’s work. Over the years, Aycock has earned a reputation for grappling with conceptual, scientific, and philosophical questions in a stunningly inventive sculptural language.
Her works can be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum, the National Gallery, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Guests enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of the Sculpture Park as well as the five exhibitions on view in the museum this year during Art Basel week.
“Art Basel week has become an entire season of its own for all of us immersed in Miami’s cultural community, as the visual arts continue to take center stage becoming a major driving force for the city’s economy, its identity and its very future,” said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU. “This year, our museum is presenting a bold program of exhibitions and events that enrich our destination during Art Basel week and beyond.”