Experimental artists were present during MIA Art Fair.
Such is the case of The End /Spring Break, a project that was initiated at The Cueva, a platform where new, fun, and crazy art projects take place. Completely unconventional, The End /Spring Break showed viewers at MIA Art Fair what is like to be truly experimental in a new city such as Miami, where the underground movement is almost non existent.
"We collaborate and facilitate with the Miami art community, we are nomadic, we travel around, we have no space, and we hold exhibitions that we as artists are part of," says Patricia Hernandez, one of the founders of the group along with Domingo Castillo and Kiwi Farah which together facilitate lectures, workshops and experimental projects around Miami. It's an art project run by artists.
The following text is an excerpt from Sundays' performance art-lecture-presentation by one of its associate members, Carlos Rigau who also works for de la Cruz Collection.
"The End /Spring Break has gone all over Miami searching for spaces where artists can contribute and make ideas happen. The experimental nature of ideas. Whether it is a performance or a music exhibition. Suppose projecting a film and invite people come see the film. People come and watch the film and it’s like a community that has been formed because of it. Then after the film, they talk and discuss it promoting the dialogue and emergence of ideas," Rigau said acting as a spokesman during the MIA presentation.
The Miami art community is so lacking for this kind of experimentation. The End / Spring Break provides an art format to experiment and they work out of artists’ studios and houses.
"The End /Spring Break comes from The Cueva which has its roots from that place located on 8th Street. The Cueva, or The Cave used to have exhibitions, sometimes music oriented or art oriented, but very experimental in nature. All the original members of The Cueva have left but continues to be a space for non traditional art," Rigau continued to explain to a few people who gathered at their booth.
The performance art-lecture showed digital slides of the history of Spring Break, The End and The Cueva. It showed how real things happened at The Cueva.
According to their members, Miami is severely missing of a real voice of experimentation. "It’s missing the dialogue between the experimental and conventional artists. When this dialogue is steady and seamless in the community, then the conventional art is better for experimentation. We are a brand new city but it's up to us to make history in this regard," he said emphatically.