Collection Miami 2017

Rubell Family

Contemporary Arts Foundation

collection 1photo credits to Rubell Family Collection | Contemporary Arts Foundation 

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City by Mera and Don Rubell. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art collections. In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility. The Contemporary Arts Foundation was created in 1994 by Mera and Don Rubell with their son Jason Rubell to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum. The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the foundation actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art. Each year the foundation presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These exhibitions often travel to museums around the world. Recent exhibitions have been presented at the Detroit Institute of Arts, San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art and Madrid’s Fundación Santander. The foundation also maintains an internship program, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world.  Its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables thousands of schoolchildren to visit and engage with the foundation every year.  In addition, the foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes and a comprehensive contemporary art bookstore.

 

art basel miamiJosh Kline, Thank you for your years of service (Joann/Lawyer), 2016, RFC

The exhibition Still Human comprises twenty-nine artists working across a range of mediums addressing notions of artificial intelligence, bioethics, desire, and virtual existence. For ‘Stranger in Paradise’, artist-in-residence Allison Zuckerman has created large format paintings and sculptures using the foundation’s largest gallery as her studio. STILL HUMAN confronts the complex consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments as they redefine the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums address concerns related to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, bioethics, planned obsolescence, desire as mediated by technology, surveillance, social justice, and virtual existence. Among others, the exhibition will include Ed Atkins, Simon Denny, Cécile B. Evans, Isa Genzken, Josh Kline, Jon Rafman, Charles Ray, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Hank Willis Thomas and Anicka Yi.

Still Human addresses the multifaceted consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments redefining the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums address concerns related to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, bioethics, planned obsolescence, desire as mediated by technology, surveillance, social justice, and virtual existence.

 

 

ALLISON 1Allison Zuckerman, artist-in-residence2017 at RFC

Allison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise

Allison Zuckerman, the foundation’s 2017 artist-in-residence, has created large format paintings and sculptures using the foundation’s main gallery as her studio this summer. Through an interchange of photography and painting, Allison converts painted strokes into printed pixilated marks and apply them as collage to canvas. These new works take historical paintings and internet culture as their point of departure and utilize paint and digitally manipulated printed images to create hybridized portraits suffused with cultural and societal critiques.

allison zucker

Allison Zuckerman, artist-in-residence2017 at RFC

 

Rubell Family Collection

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Contact: Lucy Cai, +1 305 573 6090, info@rfc.museum

95 NW 29th Street, MiamiFL 33127,