Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar (MADMi) [The Miramar Museum of Art and Design] will open its doors with an array of inaugural events and an Open House (Casa abierta para todxs) on December 1-2, 2018. The museum is located at 607 Calle Cuevillas, San Juan, Puerto Rico. MADMi is “an interactive space that aims to present ambitious and relevant projects to promote artistic work and creativity, and to generate a positive impact in our community.”
Among the inaugural exhibitions are: “Modernismo”—a selection of functional and decorative works that show the changes occurred in Puerto Rico under Modernism and its philosophy of a designed progress; “Lorenzo Homar: Acróbata del diseño” [Lorenzo Homar: Acrobat of Design]—a selections of works that testify to the superlative abilities of Homar as a designer, running from December 2018 through June 2019; “Charles Juhasz-Alvarado: Y”—an exhibition that underlines the symbiotic relationship between art and design in the work of Juhasz-Alvarado, running from December 2018 to May 2019; and the collective show “Todxs a todo” [a play on words which roughly translates to “Everyone to Everything” or “ Everyone at full steam”], with a presentation by the curators Andrea Bauza and Melissa Ramos Borges.
With the latter exhibition, the MADMi joins the celebration of the centenary of the founding of the international school (and school of thought) known as the Bauhaus. This institution of the early twentieth century marked a milestone in the history of Western design, since it emphasized and promoted the idea of the transformative power of art and design. The exhibition includes the participation of more than thirty artists and designers in whose work one may see the influence of modernist thinkers, who understood that design could permeate all aspects of everyday life.
Surrounding those shows, there are numerous activities, including screenings, readings, talks, workshops, and the unveiling of unveiling of a new installation by Miguel Luciano—“Studebaker, Plátanos y Machete” [see previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2018/11/17/installation-miguel-lucianos-studebaker-platanos-y-machete/].
For a detailed schedule, please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madmi-casa-abierta-para-todxs-tickets-52421466016