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Miami

FAENA FESTIVAL: THE LAST SUPPER

Curated by Zoe Lukov

Faena Festival During Miami Art Week (December 2-8, 2019): The Last Supper.
To Feature Seminal Works, New Commissions, Installations, Films, and Performances by Sophia Al-Maria, Yael Bartana, Myrlande Constant, Gabriel Chaile, Jim Denevan, Camille Henrot, Zhang Huan, The Propeller Group, Christian Jankowski, Jumana Manna, Jillian Mayer, Ana Mendieta, Pedro Neves Marques, Emeka Ogboh, Grethell Rasúa, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Jamilah Sabur and Osías Yanov and Lulo Demarco.

Supper Series Includes Culinary Activations and Shared Meals by Jim Denevan, Lunafridge, and Francis Mallmann and Paul Qui.

Running from December 2 through 8, 2019, the Faena Festival: The Last Supper is an exploration of spirituality and food, abundance and sacrifice, indulgence and abstinence, and archetypal symbolism and contemporary aesthetics.

The Last Supper will include: new commissions by Sophia Al-Maria, Gabriel Chaile, Myrlande Constant, Emeka Ogboh, Osías Yanov and Jamilah Sabur; installations by Camille Henrot, Zhang Huan, and The Propeller Group; an LED billboard boat on the waterways of Miami, which will serve as a platform for mobile video installations by Jillian Mayer and Ana Mendieta; a Cinema Series with  nightly screenings by Yael Bartana, Christian Jankowski, Jumana Manna, Pedro Neves Marques, Grethell Rasúa, and Martha Rosler; and a Supper Series, featuring culinary activations and shared meals by Jim Denevan, Lunafridge, and Francis Mallmann and Paul Qui, among others. All programs will be free and open to the public.

Curated by Zoe Lukov, Chief Curator at Faena Art, the Festival takes the pulpit and the kitchen as its point of departure, invites us to break bread together, and posits the shared meal or prayer as the crux of social interaction and communal connectivity. The works in the Festival are dialectical, simultaneously object-based and immersive, sacred and profane, and laden with tradition along with contemporary expressions of spiritual practices. The works establish a multiplicity of viewpoints surrounding our ceremonial rituals and objects, and their broader roles within cultural imaginings and narratives from around the world. The experiential presentation and curatorial format will occupy and engage with the entire Faena District.

“Art and spirituality have been linked forever—objects have always been made with intention, imbued with symbolism, and have acquired power and capital from the significance applied to them. Feasting and fasting, traditions that we have developed around shared meals and shared spiritual experiences, are often the bedrock of our lives, from the wafer and wine that were the body and the blood, to the ‘bread and circuses’ that marked imperial decadence, to the sanctity of one’s right to a last meal, or the offerings we leave our ancestors. We have often turned to spirituality or food for solace and healing, and this Festival wants us to catch the spirit,” said Lukov

Alan Faena stated, “I created the Festival to be an incubator for new talents and ideas that inspire me, a space for connectivity, and to support artists to realize their dream projects, push limits and blur boundaries across artistic disciplines, and ultimately to generate new dialogues, narratives, and experiences.”

The Last Supper will feature seminal works and newly-commissioned installations and performances by renowned and emerging artists throughout the Faena District:

FAENA FORUM:
A collection of video installations that occupy the liminal space between the image an the physical, between this world and the next – an immersive experience in video that insist on a radical repositioning and involvement from the viewer.
> Sophia Al-Maria
> The Proppeler Group
> Camille Henrot

FAENA HOTEL:
Site-Specific new commissions in public spaces of the Faena District that explore the relationsips between ancient ceremonial totems and fetish objects and contemporary aesthetics. From Constant’s ritual Vodou flag to Chaile’s functional ovens and supplicant sculptures that reference pre-Columbian aesthetics.
> Myrlande Constant
> Gabriel Chaile

FAENA BEACH:
The ephemeral, the cyclical, the connection and transition between body and spirit – the monumental yet evanescent, forever changing and often invisible. From the prayer-filled incense ashes of Zhang’s Buddha to Ogboh’s micro brew and sound installation.
> Zhang Huan
> Emeka Ogboh
> Lunafridge
> Jim Denevan

MOVING BOAT ON THE OCEAN:
The LED billboard boat – known for interrupting lazy beach days with advertising- is repurposed as a new format for mobile video installations.
> Janine Antoni
> Jillian Mayer
> Ana Mendieta
> Jamilah Sadur
> Antonia Wright
> Osías Yanov

BOAT STATIONED on 34th St:
FAENA HOTEL SCREENING ROOM:
Free, open to the public, nightly screenings at the open air cinema on the beach and the hotel.
> Andrea Buttner
> Yael Bartana
> Christian Jankowski
> Jumana Manna
> Pedro Neves Marques
> The Proppeler Group
> Grethell Rasúa
> Martha Rosler

SUPPER SERIES:
The Last Supper would be incomplete without culinary interventions that reimagine what a dinner experience can be. Working with Denevan’s monumental open air circular table, chefs and artists bring us food for body and soul.
> Jim Denevan
> LunaFridge / Madeleine Botet and James Davis
> Francis Mallman + Paul Qui
> Outstanding in the Field

TALK SERIES:
>Women in the World

All programming
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Gabriel Chaile, Installation view Genealogía de la forma, Barro, 2019

All images Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Barro

Myrlande Constant
Image: Exorcism, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of the artist and CENTRAL FINE. 

Propeller Group

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014, video still.
Credit: Courtesy of the The Propeller Group

Yael Bartana
Yael Bartana, Inferno, 2013, video still, courtesy of Petzel Gallery, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv 

Zhang Huan

Miami Buddha 2009, Ash, Iron and Aluminum, Aluminum Buddha Part: 530 x 360 x 370cm Ash Buddha Part: 530x740x350cm

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Paraísos Desplegables

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Los Carpinteros

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The Liminal Space Trilogy

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Estudio Jurídico Mercosur

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Fyodor's Performance Carousel

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GPS / Geometría Poética Social

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Mendoza walking

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Forms from Life

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ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces

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Solar Light Geometry

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Return to Tomorrow

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Graciela Hasper

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12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Alejandro Guzmán: Creative Misunderstandings

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Boris Mitić

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Evangelia Kranioti

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Karimah Ashadu

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Alessio Di Zio

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Sophia Al Maria

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Kerry Tribe

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Jenna Hasse

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Salomé Lamas

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Bertille Bak

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Wu Tsang

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Emily Wardill

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Brian Bress

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Yuri Ancarani

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Bodil Furu

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Cuerpo Lunfardo: Cecilia Bengolea, Jimena Croceri and Amalia Pica

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Ediacaran Mind

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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The Sinking of the Taj Mahal

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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120 Degree Arc East-Southeast

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Miami Art Week 2017

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Franchise Freedom

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Thresholding (En el Umbral)

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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El Internacional. Calendar

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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El Internacional. Archaeological Sandwich

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Noche de Celebración de Gemelos

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 2)

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Un bárbaro entre las sierras by Juan José Cambre

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Zonez V4 by Suzi Analogue

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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TabomBass by Vivian Caccuri

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Faena Festival: This is not America

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Coreografías de Sal - OSíAS YANOV

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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UNA CONVERSACIÓN CON OSÍAS YANOV

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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SALINAS Y SIRENAS

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Jornadas de Sal: Taller impartido por Osías Yanov

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Coreografías de Sal - Osías Yanov

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Myrlande Constant

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Camille Henrot

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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The Proppeler Group

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Women in the World

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Francis Mallman + Paul Qui

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Antonia Wright

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Gabriel Chaile

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Osías Yanov and Lulo Demarco

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Grethell Rasúa

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Pedro Neves Marques

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Sophia Al-Maria

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Christian Jankowski

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Andrea Buttner

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015