Mobile Art in Miami


The following is a short post on the history of mobile art and a description of three of its exponents—Anne Bartlett, Anthony (Tony) Allegro, and Adalberto (Adal) Delgado.  They will soon be featured in conversation at Centro Cultural Español-Miami (CCE Miami). The center is located at 1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida.

Since the beginning of the 1980′s, Mobile art has existed in Miami in many forms.  From the occupation of buildings by artists, street theater, performances and parades. Their will to bring art down from its altar to the people of different communities (both urban and suburban,) has been a great task.  Even though, not always recognized by the mainstream, these artists continued doing it time and again, marking the beginning of true street art.  The three invited artists are veterans in the field, allowing for the populous (and not only the elite) to experience art in its purest form, without the intervention of museums or galleries. You are invited to find out more about the subject in these conversations.

Anne Bartlett: Currently she is a Yoga teacher and photographer. For many years she was devoted to making art, along with her late husband Art Kendallman. The two set out to do performances from the early 80s. His work as an artist was recognized in the exhibition Art is not life, by the Museo del Barrio in New York and documented in the book which also served as the exhibition catalog.

Anthony (Tony) Allegro: Experimental filmmaker from the 60s in New York and Los Angeles, where he was part of the vanguard of experimental art. He moved to Miami in the late 70s, to occupy the post of professor of animation and film at the University of Miami, a position he still holds. He was a founding member of the Miami’s experimental artists group Nada in the 80s. Allegro continues to create and silkscreen prints and experimental cinema.

Adalberto (Adal) Delgado: Experimental filmmaker and video artist from the 70′s, Adalberto has been responsible for organizing several art activities outside museums and galleries, from performances to pop-up galleries and Mobile art. Along with Fredric Snitzer founded the group of experimental artists Nada, in 1984. His work as a curator includes opening several alternative spaces in Miami. His latest, 6th Street Container, was named “Best of Miami” by the Miami New Times and Miami Today, and regarded as one of the ten best art gallery in Miami. Adalberto continues his work as an artist.

[Many thanks to Teo Freytes for bringing this item to our attention.]

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