The Wolfsonian–Florida International University announces “New Voices: New Works,” a series of site-specific pieces inspired by The Wolfsonian’s collection and curated by designer Todd Oldham in celebration of Art Basel | Miami Beach 2009 (beginning on December 4). Participating artists are Megan Whitmarsh, Wayne White (top), and Brock Shorno. Other events in conjunction with the installations and Art Basel include a public program featuring a series of conversations with the participating artists, moderated by Oldham; a children’s craft and design workshop led by Oldham and inspired by his new book, “Kid Made Modern”; and a performance by artist Leslie Hall.
The spectacular includes a series of videos in the Wolfie’s auditorium as well as installations on the façade of the exterior, in the Bridge Tender’s House, and in the permanent collection gallery. Durkan, the hospitality brand of the Mohawk Group, is also producing original, signed, limited-edition welcome mats (Shorno below top, Oldham below middle, Whitmarsh below bottom) designed for this event by Oldham and each of the participating artists. Durkan is a leader in innovative design solutions; these are high-style, high-performance hospitality carpets. Available in four distinct designs, each mat takes its cue from the inspirations of the “New Voices: New Works” installations. The 2’x 3’ mats will be on sale for $250 at The Dynamo Museum Shop, with all proceeds benefiting the museum.