IFAC Arts, Peanut Underground and the Mykonos Biennale present Pirate Utopia 2, an international video art after hours party at Kill Your Idol.
Jorn said, “The avant-garde doesn’t give up.”
Looking for somewhere unpretentious and totally different in South Beach? Live Music, DJ's and Video Art served along with the best priced drinks on the island. Something special for you every night of the week during the ABMB Spectacle. With video installations by Justin Wood and Lee Wells along with a special line up of DJ's nightly and oh so much more !!!!
December 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Nightly 11 pm - 5am
222 Espanola Way
Between Collins and Washington
one block south of Lincoln.
ARTISTS INCLUDE: Alison Williams, Barbara Rosenthal, Chiara Clemente, Colette Lumiere, [dNASAb], Eve Vaterlaus and Peter Fend, Frank Shifreen, Gary Indiana, Heide Hatry, Joaquin Goldstein, Justin Wood, Karen Finley, Katie Peyton, Lee Wells, Marjan Moghaddam, O Zhang, Pierrot, Lee Wells, along with selections from this past summers Mykonos Biennial film and video program.
Pirate Utopia 2
The avant-garde has returned. A new supermodern aesthetic is here: a new awareness formed in wake of cultural post-traumatic stress, institutional corruption, and postmodern complacency. All these crises are caused by a general disrespect for new ideas. Time is marching on.
The avant-garde is on the attack. We are flash mobs and creative insurgencies, kitenic undergrounds with virile digitalia. Armed with new ideas coming from deep space, ancient myth and Antarctica, artists now engage in a borderless discourse unpredictably more complicated than ever before. Necessity demands new forms.
The avant-garde is essential to our survival. What will emerge is left open. We are. It is.
The International Fine Arts Consortium, originally founded in 1996, is an independent semi-nomadic curatorial platform and agency co-directed by Lee Wells and Gregory de la Haba. IFAC functions in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, and advisors that seek to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde. IFAC has organized the work of 1000’s of artists through hundreds of exhibitions and events in more than 20 countries, including The Guggenheim Museum, NCCA Moscow, Art Basel Miami Beach, Coachella Music Festival, Scope Art Fairs and most recently the 1st Mykonos Biennale.
Peanut is a freethinking art space inspired by the epic myth of the avant garde. Peanut serves as an incubator for artists, writers and curators to communicate ideas and create new artifacts for the 21st century. Join the Underground. Co-founded by Katie Peyton and Lee Wells in May 2012.
The First Mykonos Biennale is an artist-run, avant-garde festival of new media, film and art. Opening on the Summer Solstice, the Biennale brings over 100 international artists to the ancient islands of Mykonos and Delos, Greece to present their work and address this year’s theme, “Crisis and Paganism.“