A New Show in Miami Weaves Together the Ideas of Guy Debord and the History of the Great Depression

The show is open now in Miami.

Installation view,
Installation view, "Art Remedy" presented by Seaspice in collaboration with Art N Folly.

Organizers at the Gallery at Seaspice in Miami and the art consultancy and gallery Art N Folly have banded together to curate an exhibition based on the ideas of French Marxist thinker Guy Debord.

The exhibition, titled “Art Remedy,” features works by 34 local and international artists and explores psychogeography, a discipline described by Debord in 1955 and propagated by the Situationist International.

The term describes the ways in which geography affects the emotions and behaviors of individuals.

Curated by Pietro Daprano, the show includes a virtual archive with historical texts relating to past economic and social crises, namely the financial crash in the 1930s that helped launch American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal plan, giving rise to the Works Progress Administration.

Daprano highlights the efforts of a group of photographers who worked on the government’s commission in that era to document the everyday lives of American citizens, which helped build the foundation for a surge in documentary photography.

The show, organizers say, is meant to provide a “healthy alternative space in the face of social distancing and, in turn, to evoke the spirit of that collective force of artists and photographers forging new paths.”

In addition to the exhibition, Seaspice has commissioned a sculpture garden installation by Miami-based group Stereotank.

See more works from the show below.

Lauren Shapiro, <i>Bloom</i>. Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Lauren Shapiro, Bloom. Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Ysabel Lemay, <i>AURA, Green</i> (ca. 2017). Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Ysabel Lemay, AURA, Green (ca. 2017). Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Installation view, "Art Remedy" in Miami Beach.

Installation view, “Art Remedy” in Miami Beach.

James Burke, <i>The constant need of approval</i>. Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

James Burke, The constant need of approval. Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Gemmy Binnendijk, Omar (2019). Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Installation view, "Art Remedy" in Miami Beach.

Installation view, “Art Remedy” in Miami Beach.

Chris Bane III, Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Chris Bane III, Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Art N Folly.

Steve Rudin, <i>Bar Mitzvah Noir</i> (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Art n Folly.

Steve Rudin, Bar Mitzvah Noir (2018). Courtesy of the artist and Art n Folly.

“Art Remedy” is on view through January 9, 2021.


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