Amanda Sanfilippo talks about public art and Miami’s Fringe Projects, an independent public art agency that commissions temporary art and performance projects in connection with the Miami’s annual Downtown Art Days. Ever since she became curator four years ago, Amanda has been expanding on the potential for temporal public art to make a lasting impression on Miami’s cultural landscape.
Listen to this episode to hear the stories behind 2016 projects by Siebren Versteeg, Cara Despain, John Patrick Walsh III, and Alan Gutierrez. Our photo gallery features curator Amanda Sanfilippo, the new commissions and a selection of past site works.
Fringe Projects Miami 2016
Siebren Versteeg, Small is Beautiful, InterContinental Miami. Nightly screenings September 8 -13
An ironic work inspired by the renowned book “Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” illustrates that bigger is not always better.
John Patrick Walsh III (JPW3), Zenjail, Bayfront Park
A sculptural intervention in the form of a Japanese-style teahouse invites visitors to contemplate their surroundings.
Cara Despain, Sea Unseen, Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza
An audio project featuring sounds that blend facts and sonic components in a quirky sci-fi radio program about sea level rise.
Alan Gutierrez, Untitled (scene), Miami Center for Architecture & Design (sidewalk of NE 1st Street)
The performance of an iconic non-narrative urban vignette—a pedestrian caught in a rainstorm holds a newspaper over his head.