All Together Now

R & R Studios
Silk flowers & EPS, 2014, 6’ x 2’ x 3” (each letter), 6’ x 60’ (approx. overall)

 

South Terminal H, Post-security
Near Gate H8

 

The work by Miami architect/artist team Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar, known as R & R Studios, have the power to delight. At Miami International Airport, we are thrilled to present The Alphabet which consists of ALL WE NEED IS LOVE, PEACE AND LOVE, BESAME MUCHO and ALL TOGETHER NOW, in various areas of the airport.

We created The Alphabet as a gift to encourage the expression of poetic thoughts. Our hope is to bring forth positive emotion, reuniting it with form, facilitating communication through the universal language of flowers.

All the letters of The Alphabet are upper case asserting their formal singularity through a simple and direct font. Each letter, in turn, is composed of a constellation of flowers, their variety suggesting individuality and, yet, a community of feeling.

We regard each letter as a painting that calls and retains our attention, and creates a spark that inspires and, perhaps, directs us to compose words that are affirmative and uplifting. In this matter, The Alphabet generates social sculptures that explore the politics of hope through the universal language of flowers.
- R & R Studios

Bio:
R & R Studios, the collaborative office of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt is a multidisciplinary practice weaving together visual arts, architecture, design and the city. Celebrated, as one critic put it “as architects of hope” their works propose encounters of stories and spaces, which alternate between the personal and the public, the quotidian and the extraordinary, the poetical and the political. R & R Studios works erase boundaries between art and life and suggest “imaginary solutions” for a better world.

 

All Together Now

Photo by Dan Forer. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 


 

Besame Mucho

R & R Studios
Silk flowers & EPS, 2015, 4.10’ x 3.6’ (each letter), 4.10’ x 40’ (approx. overall)

 

South Terminal J, Pre-security
International Greeters Lounge, Mezzanine, 4th level

 

The work by Miami architect/artist team Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar, known as R & R Studios, have the power to delight. At Miami International Airport, we are thrilled to present The Alphabet which consists of ALL WE NEED IS LOVE, PEACE AND LOVE, ALL TOGETHER NOW and BESAME MUCHO, in various areas of the airport.

We created The Alphabet as a gift to encourage the expression of poetic thoughts. Our hope is to bring forth positive emotion, reuniting it with form, facilitating communication through the universal language of flowers.

All the letters of The Alphabet are upper case asserting their formal singularity through a simple and direct font. Each letter, in turn, is composed of a constellation of flowers, their variety suggesting individuality and, yet, a community of feeling.

We regard each letter as a painting that calls an retains our attention, and creates a spark that inspires and, perhaps, directs us to compose words that are affirmative and uplifting. In this matter, The Alphabet generates social sculptures that explore the politics of hope through the universal language of flowers.
- R & R Studios

Bio:
R & R Studios, the collaborative office of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt is a multidisciplinary practice weaving together visual arts, architecture, design and the city. Celebrated, as one critic put it “as architects of hope” their works propose encounters of stories and spaces, which alternate between the personal and the public, the quotidian and the extraordinary, the poetical and the political. R & R Studios works erase boundaries between art and life and suggest “imaginary solutions” for a better world.

 

 

Besame Mucho

Photo by Daniel Portnoy. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 


 

Discovery and Settlement of the West
Rejoicing and Festivals of the Americas

Hector Julio Paride Bernab&oacute
1960, reinstalled at MIA in 2009, approx. 16.5’ x 53’ each mural

 

South Terminal H, Pre-security
2nd level

 

American Airlines, Odebrecht and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department partnered to bring the beloved art of Brazilian artist Carybé to Miami International Airport, the Gateway of the Americas. Carybé’s world-renowned murals, preserved for nearly 50 years, represent one of the most significant contributions ever to Miami-Dade County.

The murals Discovery and Settlement of the West and Rejoicing and Festivals of the Americas depict two compelling images of the Americas created by revered Brazilian artist Carybé (Hector Julio Paride Bernabó, born in Argentina, 1911–1997). Originally installed in 1960 at the American Airlines terminal at JFK International Airport, the murals were the result of a competition in which Carybé won first and second prize. Massive
in their scale, the site-specific works for the JFK Terminal were 16.5 by 51 feet each.

In 2007, Carybé’s murals were marked for demolition along with the old JFK terminal. Odebrecht, part of a joint venture handling the expansion program at Miami International Airport, invested in their safe removal, restoration and relocation. American Airlines generously donated the murals to Miami-Dade County and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department found a permanent home for Carybé’s work at MIA’s South Terminal.

The murals explore very different themes of the American experience using vibrant colors, varied materials and dynamic compositions. Discovery illustrates a more common mythic theme of individuals traveling across the rugged terrain of the American West to discover new lands. Rejoicing visualizes the folkloric aspects of the Americas by depicting various types of festivals and ceremonies being celebrated by a collection of characters - a Seminole, an Incan, a cowboy and a jazz musician - in their representational dress. Carybé captures the dynamism of these scenes by creating a rich surface encrusted with coins, mosaics, glass, gold and silver.

Originally selected to add vibrancy and a unique vision of the Americas, Carybé’s murals imbue warmth, vitality and something magical to the daily airport experience - from the traveler rushing by to the workers who pass it several times a day. At the JFK terminal, Carybé’s poignant works touched the lives of millions and beautified the facility it called home for more than 40 years. Now it can continue to do so for future generations at MIA.

 

 

Carybé Murals

Photo by Steven Brooke Studios. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 

American Airlines & Odebrecht logos

 


 

Hortensia

Aramis O’Reilly
Mixed media, 2011, 9.5’ x 11.50’ approx.

 

South Terminal J, Pre-security
3rd level

 

My work has been an exercise in creating moments that describe the play between the act of creation and the deeper forces of design with purpose. In this work I represent nature vaguely abstracted and created a design that attempts to express the exuberance of life.
- Aramis O’Reilly

Bio:
Aramis O’Reilly is an artist who lives and works in Miami. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in New Jersey, he attended Florida International University where he received both his BFA and MFA in Painting. As a practicing artist, his work has been shown in various national and international exhibitions and is included in numerous private and public collections. The critic Juan Espinosa has described his art as providing “the traditional visual elements of drawing and painting with scenic, kinetic and musical components.” Currently, O’Reilly is an Associate Professor Senior, teaching all levels of painting and drawing at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.

 

Hortensia

 Photo by Dan Forer. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 


 

Imagined Landscapes

Edouard Duval-Carrié
Mixed media on aluminum, 2014, dimensions variable

 

South Terminal H, Post-security
2nd level

 

Imagined Landscapes forms part of a series of large-scale paintings first displayed in an exhibition titled by the same name at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2014. The series references nineteenth-century paintings whose works were commissioned as part of colonial interests in promoting economic development in these areas of the world.

With these mysterious paintings, rendered with a solid black background and a profusion of silver glitter glue on thin sheets of aluminum, the artist has created and upended the vision of Florida and the Caribbean that we have come to expect. The soothing colors and placid vistas are replaced by a nightscape that reminds us of histories, most often hidden, those of violence past and present, which lurk in the shadows.

Bio:
Edouard Duval-Carrié was born in Port-au-Prince. His family emigrated to Puerto Rico while he was a child during the François Duvalier regime. Duval-Carrié studied at the Université de Montréal and McGill University in Canada before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College, Montréal in 1978. He later attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, from 1988 to 1989. He resided in France for many years and currently lives in Miami, Florida. “I didn't want to go back to Haiti because of the political turmoil there. I have two kids,” he explains. Instead he resides among Miami's substantial Haitian immigrant population and maintains cultural ties to his homeland. His works have been exhibited in Europe and the Americas.

 

Imagined Landscapes

Photo by Dan Forer. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 


 

Temporary Altars

Teresa Camozzi
Digitally printed chiffon mobiles (five), 2009, 4’ x 16’ each

 

South Terminal J, Pre-security
East elevator lobby, 3rd & 4th level

 

Temporary Altars is a series expressing artist Teresa Camozzi’s search for the spiritual in the midst of a turbulent global environment. The “altars” are created in the tradition of Tibetan Thangka paintings, portable references for meditation.

The mobiles consist of chiffon panels created by composing purified glass vessels on a spinning turntable. The irretrievable moments of changing light patterns are then captured through digital photography.

Bio:

Teresa Camozzi’s unique color theory and nature-based imagery offer observations and interpretations resulting in art that has proven to be provocative, site-appropriate, colorful, and it is said “healing”. Dedicated to ecology, Teresa relates the transience of nature and culture in most of her work. Creating site-specific artwork for thirty years, Teresa includes painting, photography, and sculpture singularly or mixed, for installations enabling healthcare, hospitality, corporate, private and public collections internationally to garner timeless works of art. Her interest in materials and process is never ending including the most modern technology often printing her images on various substances for mobiles and bas-relief wall sculpture. Her to-scale 2 and 3D maquettes communicate all aspects of her art commissions for arquitects, community leaders, and other design professionals granting all involved the opportunity to cultivate the most fulfilling distinctive artwork possible for each site, from the intimate to the monumental. Teresa’s innovative solutions expressed in many mediums has enhanced the experience of hundreds of sites internationally.

 

 

Temporary Altars

Photo by Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

 


 

(You) Wish You Were Here

2Alas (Andrew Antonaccio)
Mixed-media installation, 2017, 7’ x 44’ x 3”

 

South Terminal J, Pre-security
International Greeters Lounge, 3rd level

 

(You) Wish You Were Here features Andrew Antonaccio’s (2alas) distinctive black and white linear composition combined with digitally manipulated archived images. This mixed-media collage pays tribute to the traditional postcard – the once popular way of communicating one’s location with friends and family.

In observance of the prominent role which technology now plays in our daily lives, Antonaccio is interested in engaging a new generation and in producing works which have the power to sensitize the average spectator living in a digital world.

Bio:

Andrew Antonaccio was born in New York City. He is known for his design-oriented, intricately detailed, but nonetheless minimal pieces that merge digital mediums with traditional aesthetics. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.

 

 

(You) Wish You Were Here

Photo by Dan Forer. Courtesy of MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport

Contact Info

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Email: arts@miami-airport.com

Phone: 305-876-0749