Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)

From Dec 3rd, 2008 through Mar 1st, 2009.  CIFO. Miami ArtsThis December, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation will present The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, an exhibition curated by Leanne Mella showcasing contemporary art works in the collection that articulate the ways in which artists respond to the exercise of power in contemporary life. This exhibition will feature works by leading artists such as Alexander Apostol, Stan Douglas, Jimmie Durham, Cao Fei, Carlos Garicoa, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Carlos Motta, Shirin Neshat, and Julian Rosefeldt drawn from the exceptional collection assembled by international arts patron Ella Fontanals-Cisneros.

Leanne Mella is a renowned contemporary art curator, specializing in American artists’ work in film, video, performance, photography and new media. Among the exhibitions she has organized are Along the Frontier: Ann Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Francesc Torres and Bill Viola, inaugurated at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and presented in other cities in Central and Eastern Europe; Set in Motion, an exhibition celebrating the New York State Council on the Arts’ 30-year history of support for independent film and video; and Public Figures, a critical exhibition of installations and photo-based work at Indiana University.  From 1994 until 2001, she directed Cross Currents, an exhibition and exchange program that she developed, linking American and Russian contemporary artists.

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

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