Dear friends and supporters from near and far,
At the end of 2021 we knew the year ahead held much promise for [NAME] and now it is gearing up to be more adventurous still with new projects and books.
We closed out 2021 as one of the 24 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. With the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation we’ll be able to develop and launch Migrant Archives, an online and physical repository of cultural documents drawn from artists and other cultural producers who are part of the displaced communities that now call South Florida home.
In addition, after 13 years [NAME] is moving into a storefront located at 6572 SW 40th Street. This space will not only be where we’ll operate Migrant Archives, the bookstore, and our publishing projects, but where we will also present exhibitions and programs and, importantly, where we will continue to build on our history of bringing audiences closer to artistic practices and scholarship that run counter and emerge from below the dominant historical lines. We look forward to welcoming you all Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11-5pm starting in February, and seeing you at the opening of our first exhibition on Saturday March 12th, featuring newly commissioned works by Rafael Domenech.
While these new changes have kept us busy recently, we’re continuing to work on our forthcoming book projects. In September we will launch Juan Francisco Elso: Essays on America, edited by Olga Viso and co-published with El Museo del Barrio. The essays in this volume—by Viso, Coco Fusco, Orlando Hernandez, Erica Moiah James, Rachel Weiss, and others—investigate the brief and yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988). In addition, we’ll be co-publishing Presence/Absence: 30 Years of Day With(out) Art with Visual AIDS, edited by Kyle Croft and Risa Puleo. This publication tracks the lasting impact of Day With(out) Art through a chorus of critical essays by Croft, Puleo, Theodore Kerr, Claire Grace, Cait McKinney and others, along with rarely seen archival material, and first hand reflections on artistic and institutional actions over the last three decades. Toward the end of the year, we’ll be releasing prodigal son: the odyssey of byron booth an artist book by william cordova.
Needless to say, we’ll need your support and presence more than ever. So please consider purchasing a book or an edition like the one below which Adler Guerrier has so generously made to support our fundraising efforts.
With care and thanks,
Gean & Natalia