Wet Heat Project Presents
Miguel Alvariño, Renata Rojo, Diana Garcia, Chad Cunha
Each day of Art Basel Miami Beach, a graduating visual arts BFA student from New World School of the Arts will present an original, site-specific performative installation at the ArtSeen exhibit space in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district. These uniquely expressed and constructed artworks will be presented consecutively, each open to experience for one day only— a new performative installation every day.
Across a generation, an artist’s work speaks to nascent artists. In collaboration with Miami’s renowned New World School of the Arts, Wet Heat Project’s “A Piece of Me” presents a multi-modal exhibition of visual conversations between four of the school’s most acclaimed alumni artists and a select group of visual art high school students enrolled at the same school today.
Working in teams of two, eight high school students of varying media practices conceive, develop and produce a video installation in response to one of the alumni works. The bold contrast in disciplines between the source works and the students’ response sharpens focus on the students’ core ideas, expression, and quality of production.
The Students & Mentors:
Team Hernan Bas: Erika Suhr and Jessica Suhr
Team Loriel Beltran: Sabrina Granados and Angelica Yudasto
Team Jen Stark: Luis Gonzalez and Sage Roatta
Team Michael Vasquez: Max Gonzalez and Daniel Santa