Fall Events. From Sep 25th through Oct 26th, 2007.
The Wolfsonian – FIU, located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, focuses on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. The museum further engages the visitor by complementing its collection with thought-provoking programs and events.
Calendar of Events
Thursday, September 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Doing Violence to Perception: John Heartfield and Political Photomontage. Armed with a lacerating pair of scissors, John Heartfield became German communism's most recognized artist and one of Hitler's greatest enemies. Andres Mario Zervigon, assistant professor of art history at Rutgers University and curator of Agitated Images, examines how Heartfield's photomontage reshaped public perception.
Friday, September 28th, 7:00 p.m.
Zygosis. UK, Gavin Hodge and Tim Morrison. 1991. Color. DVD. 26 min.
A radical and humorous tribute to John Heartfield, Zygosis is a fusion of modern video techniques.
August Sander. USA. Reiner Holzemer. 2002. Color. DVD. 44 min.
Photographer Sander pioneered a naturalistic documentary style in 1920s Germany, in a radical departure from the artificiality of prewar studio portraiture.
Saturday, September 29, 10am-5pm
Bus Tour: the Way We Were: South Florida in the 1950s. Fort Lauderdale is home to exuberant architectural treasures. Architects Anthony Abbate and Jean-Francois Lejeune lead a tour of mid-century hotels and apartment buildings – examples of disappearing regional modernism. Co-presented by Docomomo Florida. RSVP required.
Each Thursday and Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Consider how an array of historical, cultural, and political trends inspired design of the machine age with a guided exhibition. Friday tours are free.
Free Fridays at the Wolf
Free admission begins at 6:00 p.m. Guided tour at 6:00 p.m. and innovative programming at 7:00 p.m. Galleries remain open until 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 4th, 2007. 7:00 p.m.
Dumb as Dirt. Julie Bargmann, founder of D.I.R.T. studio (Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain) and an internationally recognized innovator in regenerative environmental design, delivers the Judith Arango Design and Architecture Lecture. Selected as one of Time magazine's "100 Innovators – The Next Wave," Bargmann, associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia, investigates the creative potential of landscapes disturbed by industrial detritus.
Friday, October 26th, 2007. 7:00 p.m.
The Design-it-Yourself-Revolution. Design is a way of thinking and creating that is accessible to everyone. Ellen Lupton, graphic designer, director of the MFA program in graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art, and curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, draws from her books, including D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself, to demonstrate ways to incorporate design in everyday life.
The Wolfsonian – FIU. 1001 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. Ph: 305.531.1001. www.wolfsonian.org