60 SE 1st ST, MIAMI, FL
PUBLIC OPENING: SATURDAY, JAN 26TH, 2019. 8PM
The latest undertaking from cultural initiative VOID PROJECTS presents an artist collective in Downtown, Miami providing educational studio residencies, workshops, and cultural programming to the community.
Resident artists improve their skills in drawing and painting through training and mentorship. They receive classes twice a week and continual guidance during shared studio hours. Current mentors are AXEL VOID, REGINALD O’NEAL, and FILIO GALVEZ.
CURRENT ARTISTS: Axel Void, Reginald O’Neal, Filio Galvez, David McCauley, Victoria Rose, Santiago Herrera, Nguyen Vu, Alonso Galue, David Olivera, Reinier Gamboa, Eric Bonhomme.
Members of the public are invited to participate in weekly and special cultural programming. This includes, free drawing classes, figure modeling sessions, photography meetups, film screenings, and more.
According to the words of Nietzsche, ''An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris'', i truly did feel at home during my autumn residency in the city that never seems to sleep.
As much as i prefer to work in the public space, during this residency i locked myself in, in of the most beautiful apartments in Le Marais (4th arr.) to focus on drawings and paintings.
To give myself a break, i would stroll through the city and it's diverse neighbourhoods.
Words from Artist in Residence ''Retry one''
The first artist to participate in the Void Projects New York Residency is VP alumni Ivan Floró
Ivan drew inspiration from his New York experiences. Getting lost in the streets with his camera then returning to the studio with the references to create. On producing a wall in the city Ivan states,’a wall there is not an easy thing if the organizations didint know you, just have to do it by my own, but for sure I think the know me now!”
”The residency was extra good in terms of where you stay, an amazing flat in the lower east part, with good conection with uptown and brooklyn, and with a very cultural neighborhood”
All images provided by the Artist Ivan Floró
Is a site-specific project space that will take place in Axel Void’s house in Miami, Florida, United States. The aim is to create quality shows outside of the conventional art scene, cutting the middlemen, galleries or institutions. Favoring the direct dialogue from the artist to the public.
For this second edition of Homeless, Void Projects proposes a show and residency formed by local, national and international, classical painters. As well as live music, gastronomy and installations.
The works will be presented with in a quotidian home environment. It is a old house built in the 1920's situated in North Miami just outside of the wall that divides Miami Shores, a upper class neighborhood from a working class area of unincorporated Miami-Dade.
The concept of this collective show is to talk about the idea of a home from a political, social or personal viewpoint. Addressing this idea based on cultural heritage, identity and patriotism.
This years edition focuses on classical painting, which serves as bridge to talk about tradition and its purpose or influence in society.
In a young country like the United States that is composed by different cultures and nationalities who have set base here, and in light of the current political situation. This project is pertinent to a brooder sense of commonality as well as a more introspective view of shelter and community.
Void Projects is also proud to collaborate this year with Juxtapoz for their annual Clubhouse event. Artists reflect on their experiences of time spent in Miami through a series of original works and on site installations.
Creença is a two-month residency hosting over 50 local, national and international, multidisciplinary artists in Catalonia, Spain. Taking place in an old Convent from the 19th Century, the space today is run as an art residency and a cultural center called “Konvent”.
Initiated by Void Projects; painters, sculptors, installation artists, performers, and filmmakers will visit throughout July and August 2018 to create site specific installations and original works in situ to culminate in a three-day even from 31st of August and 1-2nd of September featuring theatre and live music.
Creença (Belief) comprises the concept of belief from a personal, religious or epistemological standpoint; questioning the line between belief and knowledge and proposing different relative perspectives. Embracing the social conventions and rituals of religion while avoiding the dogmatic belief. Creença invites the artist to address and interpret the themes from their own relative perspective.
Creença, intends to foster a sense of community within our movement and reinforce the ideology of dialogue and cohabitation between artists during the creative process. Searching together for a commonplace between tradition and progressive thoughts
Creença is curated by Axel Void and organized by Elsa Guerra, Jofre Oliveras and Charlotte Pyatt.
Images copyright Ian Cox and Aruallan
Home, a body of work exhibited in a house in Miami set for demolition. The display and the subsequent ‘performance’ calls on the memory of community and the value of culture, as the life of the artwork becomes as transient as memory with its disappearance.
The Home project explores the life of Ana and Julio Serrano, a Puerto Rican couple who moved to Miami in 1962 with their two sons Julio and Anibal. They bought a house on 25th street, they would remain in this home until their last days. This house is the last standing on 25th Street in Wynwood, a neighborhood remembered by the Serrano family as a lively vibrant place. The area is now largely developed and gentrified as an arts district.
Home is a series of 13 works on canvas, conceptualised and created with the intention of displaying the works only inside of the Serrano family home. The images celebrate the lives of this ordinary family, embodying the spirit of a generation of people who shared a relationship with the house and community in a different time. Guests will be invited to the house to experience the Serrano family's story and by extension, honour the loss of community the area has experienced. Displaced by other forms of culture as society evolves or crumbles around us
Axel Void has been working on the Home project for the past 2 years. In the last few weeks, the artist was advised that that house was set for imminent demolition. This exhibition is an attempt to realise the artists original intention before the context is lost forever