From November 1, 2019 to November 27, 2019.
Opening Exhibition Nov 1st, 7 p.m.
Funcionarte Corp and the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami, in the context of Fuera de Catálogo III Edición 2019 (Out of Catalog), presents Líneas de Fuga (Vanishing points), an exhibition named after a concept by Deleuze and Guattari: spaces in which the relations between power and the binary machine of culture are transformed. Five visual artists look, from another place, the point in which racial, ethnic, social classes and gender categories intersect and produce a territory with new hierarchies. The opening exhibition takes place on Nov 1st, 2019 at 7 p.m.
The artists are Antonio Briceño, Freisy González Puertas, Damaris Betancourt, Azalia Licón, and Lucía Warck-Meister participate in the exhibition. The curatorship will be in charge of Funcionarte Corp.
Antonio Briceño is a Venezuelan biologist and visual artist. Since 2001 he has been working on the series Dioses de América. Panteón natural (Gods of America. Natural Pantheon), a pantheon of native deities from eleven communities and six Latin-American countries, which (unlike other myths) have not had visual representation until now. His work has been exhibited, individually, on more than forty occasions and, collectively, on more than sixty international exhibitions. The Gods of America series represented Venezuela at the 52 Venice Biennale (2007). In 2008 he received the Green Leaf Award for Artistic Excellence, awarded by the Natural World Museum and the UN and, in 2011, the AICA Award for Consecrated Artist. He currently lives in Spain.
Damaris Betancourt is a Cuban photographer. She has worked for various international publications, including El País and the Swiss Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in Latin America and Europe and is published by the prestigious publishing house Limmat Verlag. She has also worked as a film and television production assistant. Currently, she lives in Switzerland.
Lucía Warck Meister is an Argentine visual artist. Her work has been exhibited, both individually and collectively, on several occasions in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, including the ARCO fairs in Madrid, Art Basel Paris, and PINTA Miami. In 2006 she won the First Prize at the Biennial of Sculpture in Public Spaces in Palm Beach, Florida, and in 2009 received the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. She resides in Argentina.
Freisy González Puertas is a Venezuelan photographer, musician, and anthropologist, trained at the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas and the Nelson Garrido Organization. She has participated in various collective exhibitions in Venezuela and Latin America, as well as in various cultural anthropology seminars. She currently resides in Peru.
Azalia Licón is a Venezuelan photographer and teacher. Formed at the Central University of Venezuela, the Foto Art School and the Nelson Garrido Organization. She is also a graduate of the IV Diploma of Photo-narrative and New Media of the Pedro Meyer Foundation (2015), with support from the World Press Photo. Her work has been exhibited, collectively and individually, in Venezuela, Argentina and the United States. In 2014 she was Honorable Mention of the 14th MACZUL National Exhibition of Young Artists.
Funcionarte Corp is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, created in 2016, in Miami, Florida, serving the Hispanic community of South Florida. We emphasize in women and her children, who are victims or survivors of domestic violence; and in independent artists that their artworks contribute to bringing awareness to the community about themes related to sexual, racial, cultural, ethnic and functional diversity, and violence against women.
Fuera de Catálogo (Out of Catalog) is a cultural event that connects independent artists with the community. The independent artists selected not included in the commercial circuits, or any area of the art system for any reason: gender, race, cultural, ethnic, the content of their works, own will or other. We emphasize artists who give more importance to free expression of creativity than to an interest in commercial art.
Fuera de Catálogo educate and bring awareness to the community about themes related to sexual, racial, cultural, ethnic and functional diversity through art exhibitions, debates, audiovisual screening, original books, plays, art workshops and a music concert by independent artists selected in each edition. Each edition of Fuera de Catálogo is dedicated one of these themes: sexual, racial, cultural, ethnic and functional diversity, and violence against women.
Fuera de Catálogo was officially launched in November of 2017 with great success and community acceptance. Therefore, the Board of Director of Funcionarte Corp decided to continue with Fuera de Catálogo as annually recurring cultural projects.
Part of the event’s budget comes from funds granted by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade County.