I decided to pop down the Perez Art Museum Miami this afternoon. It had been awhile since I been in (new exhibits, etc) and, I needed a quiet spot to work on my upcoming article for the inaugural issue of the MakersMovement Artzine, due out in January.
With my twofold goal in mind, I spent the first part of my visit exploring the new exhibit(s) and chatting with a few of the guards that I recognized from previous days at the museum.
The current rotating exhibit, Poetics of Relation consists of multiple international artists, tackling ideas of disapora, migration and colonialism and how the ebb and flow of peoples (willing and unwilling) affect culture, history and the landscape of the effected countries.
It was impossible not to be moved by the work presented. Most notably (imho) by the HUGE, text-based sculptural work by Xaviera Simmons, The Lushness Of, written in the three languages of Miami; english, spanish and creole.