theater of self: an exploration of identity.
scad at miami presents two exhibitions at miami art week 2016
theater of self features work by artist and designer daniel lismore and scad graduate student bin feng on view at 1601 n. miami avenue
josé parlá: roots is on view at the national youngarts foundation
scad president and founder paula wallace to host conversations
with lismore at design miami and parlá at youngarts
the savannah college of art and design (scad) presents scad at miami during miami art week, showcasing the work of international artists as well as scad students and alumni.
theater of self, a scad-curated exhibition featuring ensembles styled by london-based artist and designer daniel lismore and photography by scad graduate student bin feng (m.f.a. photography), will be on view dec. 1–13 at 1601 n. miami ave., miami, florida. in partnership with the rolls-royce art programme, scad also presents roots, a site-specific installation by scad painting alumnus josé parlá, on display nov. 29–dec. 15 at the jewel box of the national youngarts foundation, 2100 biscayne blvd., miami, florida.
“creativity has become an essential currency in the world today, and miami is one of the world’s great exchanges, where contemporary masters and fearless upstarts share their grand visions,” said scad president and founder paula wallace. “i’m proud to see scad artists represented here every year.”
about the exhibitions:
theater of self
1 > 13 december 2016
11–6 p.m. daily
scad at miami
1601 n. miami ave.
lismore, who was named “london’s most outrageous dresser” by vogue for his outré style and wildly imaginative wardrobe, transforms everyday objects into living art. he juxtaposes the luxurious and unusual — charity-shop finds, vintage custom fabrics, discarded theatrical props and more — to express his unique sartorial vision. these life-size sculptural ensembles, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his own multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self. theater of self features more than 20 of lismore’s most avant-garde, theatrically designed creations fashioned from his collection of couture and ephemera.
complementing lismore’s work are the cinematically styled self-portraits of bin feng, a scad graduate student and shanghai-born artist living in the u.s. staging himself in dramatic scenes, feng captures the ethos of the elusive “american dream.” his carefully constructed tableaus make powerful statements about class, race and gender in western society from an eastern male perspective.
theater of self is co-curated by rafael gomes, scad director of fashion exhibitions, and ben tollefson, assistant curator of scad exhibitions.
thursday, 1 december 2016
vip opening reception
thursday, 1 december 2016
theater of self is free and open to the public dec. 1–13. more information on the exhibition can be found at scadatmiami.com.
copies of daniel lismore: be yourself, everyone else is already taken (isbn: 978-0-8478-5963-4), published by skira rizzoli in collaboration with scad, will also be available for purchase in limited quantities at the exhibition.