Miami Beach Visual Arts

“Beacons” Opening Reception at ArtCenter/South Florida

"Beacons" Opening Reception at ArtCenter/South FloridaWednesday, April 13, 7pm-10pm - ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Enxuto and Love’s own strand of institutionally focused work forms the basis of “Beacons;” an exhibition that builds upon their interest in the sharing of power between today’s art institutions and their publics. The beacons used in this exhibition—small wireless sensors that can be attached to objects to produce data on their movement—are “smart” technology that allow for user interactivity to be monitored within the gallery space. This technology has recently been employed in commercial venues and museums as a way to monitor interest in products and/or artworks and, like data collected from any system, it retains institutional biases despite their precise recordings. In this environment, “Beacons” becomes an interactive system that illuminates, tracks, and predicts movement where the user experience is an interrogation of what contemporary art can provide for cities and their communities. “Beacons” is curated by Carolina Puente, and on view April 13 – May 29, 2016. Free & open to the public. #beacons @artcentersf