Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

“Someday Somewhere” Art Exhibit at the Frost Museum

"Someday Somewhere" Art Exhibit at the Frost MuseumWednesday, March 16, 5pm-8pm – The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, Modesto Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami

Immersive Art Miami is proud to inform you that the work of 2016 Master of Fine Arts candidate Jônatas Chimen will be featured at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum for the Opening Cocktail Reception of the exhibit Someday Somewhere. Jônatas Chimen’s installation reveals a 500-year history of migration and the forced religious conversions of his family. Foregoing a linear narrative and the certainty often ascribed to photographs and official documents, Chimen has instead produced a multi-sensory experience of “nostalgia”. He partially accomplishes this through photo transfers of his family photographs, birth certificates, inquisitional archives, and immigration documents onto the outside of a tent-like structure. Interspersed amongst these are fragments of testimonials that Chimen has hand-written. In addition, sounds–voice prayers, rabbinical chanting, Portuguese folk music, and those found in the domestic sphere – emanate from the structure’s interior, as do faint smells of spices, a nod to its role in trade and thereby migration. The tears in the canvas allow for a partial glimpse of the inside – perhaps a metaphor for the secrecy connected to the crypto-Judaism that his family was forced to adopt as far back as the Spanish Inquisition of the fifteenth century. #ImmersiveArtMiami @ArtOfJonatas


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