Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

Agatha Wara Talk & Benefit Dinner at Bas Fisher Invitational

Agatha Wara Talk & Benefit Dinner at Bas Fisher InvitationalMonday, June 25, 7pm – Bas Fisher Invitational, 180 NE 39th Street, Suite 210, Miami Midtown

The Bas Fisher Invitational presents a talk by curator Agatha Wara followed by a benefit dinner for BFI’s big move. The BFI is excited to welcome Agatha Wara during her Florida stopover en route to Bergen, Norway, where she will join the team of the Bergen Assembly. Wara will present a public talk entitled “The Appeal” (referencing the Gucci Mane album) which refers to ideas of “attraction” that have to do both with Wara’s thesis exhibition at Bard and materialist philosophy. This experimental talk will be in the form of a ‘performative reading’ of a single artwork. She will be the curator of the WEIRD MIAMI group exhibition slated to open during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Please join us after her talk for a benefit dinner at the BFI where she will be the guest of honor. All proceeds from the benefit will be used to cover BFI moving expenses. This is a public program part of WEIRD MIAMI, a project to integrate the South Florida community with creative city tours that turns locals into tourists as they discover unnoticed and unknown places while tracing undocumented histories, redrawing maps and making new friends. WEIRD MIAMI is funded in part by a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The BFI is an artist-run non-profit generously supported in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and with the supportof the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Agatha Wara Talk at 7pm is free and open to the public, a Benefit Dinner at 8pm cost $25 per person.