100 Years of Artitude 1913 - 2013 Pataphysics for Dummies
Opening Reception December 1 6 -10 pm
December 1 - 28, 2012
Swampspace requests the pleasure of your company for a centennial celebration of artistic development in the Miami Design District. One Hundred years since the Armory Show of 1913, esthetic seismographs have detected rumbling tremors from artists studios throughout the swamp resonating at a frequenting pace. To mark this year's ABMB, Swampspace delves into the subjectivity of experienced reality; the inseparability of past, present, and future; the power of language as a pataphor for amplitude in art market nihilism resting on the truth of contradictions and exceptions.
"What I have most wanted to do throughout the past ten years is to make political writing into an art. My starting point is always a feeling of partisanship, a sense of injustice.”
“Why I Write,” by George Orwell.
What would become of our beloved River of Grass without the water that sustains it. What would South Florida be without the arts that nourish culture and civility.
Launched in 2008 from the studio of artist Oliver Sanchez, Swampspace presents monthly exhibitions of innovative talent. On the leading edge of Miami's Arts Awakening, Swampspace defines a brand that is both sophisticated and unvarnished. Ocean Drive Magazine's Brett Sokol wrote " Miami's Best Kept Art Secret". Biscayne Times Anne Tschida said " Sanchez is likely the most talented and prolific Miami Artist you've never heard of." But the truth is everyone knows about Swampspace and the wizard behind the curtain. Now at a new deluxe location in the Design District, Swampspace continue to deliver cutting-edge exhibitions for arts lovers of varied lifestyles who come together and share a unique creative experience. Because it is perhaps the preeminent artist run project space in Miami, Swampspace is a recognized destination. Because it is the antithesis of commercial galleries and institutional museums, Swampspace is aptly called the Un-Gallery. Because people are thirsty for culture, they visit Swampspace like mariners to Morocco.