Artwork Basel Season Kicks Off With LADY LIBERTY: A BONNIE LAUTENBERG RETROSPECTIVE on the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU – Broadway World
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU kicks off Artwork Basel Season in Miami Seashore with the premiere of the brand new exhibition Girl Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective (November 16 by March 26).
The solo museum present celebrates highly effective pictures of ladies from 20 years of artwork by Lautenberg. Spanning her a number of sequence of pictures and conceptual artwork, the ladies in these works are admired by Lautenberg for his or her spirit of freedom and the exhibition contains her portrayals of the Statue of Liberty confronting a few of at the moment’s most difficult points.
Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and author based mostly in New York and Palm Seashore. Her works have been featured in gallery reveals, museums and artwork festivals all through the nation. One among her Girl Liberty works from 2020 is presently on view on the New York Historical Society Museum’s Center for the Study of American Culture, in an exhibition about how New York artists discovered authentic methods to precise their appreciation for well being care staff throughout the pandemic.
“Our museum is thrilled to premiere this retrospective of Bonnie Lautenberg’s pictures of ladies shining a lightweight on liberty,” says Susan Gladstone Pasternack, the Govt Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. “In capturing the unbiased spark of those girls by her artwork, Bonnie Lautenberg reminds us we should always by no means take our freedoms with no consideration.”
“I’m so honored to be chosen by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU throughout Miami Artwork Week and Artwork Basel Miami Seashore, particularly presently when girls’s points are on the forefront,” says Bonnie Lautenberg. The Museum is positioned in South Seashore at 301 Washington Avenue, within the historic Artwork Deco District and is the State of Florida’s official museum devoted to telling the story of greater than 250 years of Florida Jewish historical past, arts and tradition.
That includes greater than 30 works by Lautenberg, this exhibition is curated by Jacqueline Goldstein and contains new works that might be exhibited for the primary time, created particularly for this Girl Liberty museum present. One among these well timed new works is Tears of Roe, with tears operating down the Statue of Liberty’s cheeks and the phrase Roe added to her crown, lamenting the present challenges to girls’s freedoms making headlines at the moment. One other new work by Lautenberg is titled Needed, honoring the historic icon Harriet Tubman who bravely led enslaved Black individuals to freedom within the 1800s with out ever getting caught. This diptych options one of many infamous “Needed” posters from that period that slave house owners used to attempt to seize Tubman. Alongside this, Lautenberg juxtaposes historic pictures of the abolitionist subsequent to actress Cynthia Erivo who portrayed the liberty fighter within the 2019 movie Harriet.
In her Artwork Meets Hollywood sequence of digital collages, she acknowledges femme fatales for breaking by limitations in male-dominated occasions. To Lautenberg, these stars impressed our well-liked tradition with nods to freedom in their very own singular methods, together with: Barbra Streisand, Viola Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Octavia Spencer, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Olivia Newton-John, and extra. In every diptych, Lautenberg pairs scenes from their well-known movies with iconic artworks that have been created in the identical yr as every film. The artist channels the artistic zeitgeist these girls might need impressed between filmmakers and visible artists throughout every year she intuitively chronicles. The museum retrospective additionally contains Lautenberg’s live performance images of Girl Gaga, Andra Day, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry from her sequence Pop Rocks, alongside pictures from different sequence of works she photographed in New York, Israel, Antarctica, Cuba, Italy, California, and Asia. “The radiance of every of those girls in Lautenberg’s works stands out at this second, as the kind of luminosity that may assist get us by tough occasions,” says Jacqueline Goldstein, the Curator of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. “When seen collectively as a gaggle of works, their depth multiplies.”
Lautenberg is an esteemed artist, producer, author and photographer with a number of initiatives presently brimming on the nationwide degree. Along with her associate Steve Leber, Lautenberg is co-producing a brand new Broadway musical in regards to the lifetime of Andy Warhol, authorized by the Warhol Basis. Slated to debut in London subsequent yr earlier than coming to the U.S., the brand new musical might be directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, with e-book by Rupert Holmes. She is the widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, considered one of Washington’s longest-serving Senators (from 1982 to 2001, then once more from 2003 till his loss of life in 2013). She has been described as “having sufficient Washington insider tales to fill a e-book” (her new e-book might be launched by Rutgers College Press subsequent yr, in regards to the lifetime of her late husband Senator Frank Lautenberg, together with her pictures).
In 2022, Lautenberg was appointed by the White Home to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA) which sustains and guides the Kennedy Heart, the Nationwide Cultural Heart of the US. Lautenberg’s work is in a number of personal and museum collections, together with the everlasting collections of: The Smithsonian Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past & Tradition; the Boca Raton Museum of Artwork; the Assortment of Norman and Irma Braman; New York Historic Society Museum; the Broad Museum in Los Angeles; The Newark Museum of Artwork; Portland Museum of Artwork; and Stillman School Artwork Gallery in Alabama, amongst others. Her sequence How They Changed Our Lives: Senators As Working People, is within the Library of Congress on-line in perpetuity, and was exhibited at Mana Modern in New Jersey.
Lautenberg’s work has been proven at galleries, artwork festivals and venue throughout the nation: the Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago; the 92nd Avenue Y in New York; Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor; Sponder Gallery; the Artwork Miami honest throughout Artwork Basel Miami Seashore; the Palm Seashore Fashionable and Modern honest; C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich; Vertu Fantastic Artwork; the Turkish Embassy on the United Nations; the U.S. Embassies in Madrid and Berlin; Artwork Market Hamptons; The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY; and Artwork Southampton honest. Her work was featured within the current gallery present at David Benrimon Fantastic Artwork in New York, titled Rethinking America, alongside works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Longo, Kass, and Ed Ruscha.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is the State of Florida’s official museum devoted to telling the story of greater than 250 years of Florida Jewish historical past, arts and tradition. The Museum is housed in two restored historic buildings that have been as soon as synagogues for Miami Seashore’s first Jewish congregation. The unique synagogue was inbuilt 1929, and the second, inbuilt 1936, was designed by Artwork Deco architect Henry Hohauser.
Whereas reflective of the Jewish expertise spanning greater than two centuries all through the complete State of Florida, the Museum creates understanding of the shared immigrant expertise in our multicultural society.
Utilizing the lens of the evolving immigration expertise of Jews in Florida, the Museum serves as a discussion board to advertise tolerance, additional international understanding and create connections to Jewish tradition, historical past, arts and up to date civic life for numerous audiences. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum has a rising assortment of greater than 100,000 gadgets and has achieved a regular of excellence in its methodology for analysis, amassing, conservation, archiving, storing and decoding its holdings.
Exhibitions and applications on the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU are made attainable with assist from the Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The Miami Basis; the Miami-Dade County Division of Public Housing and Group Growth; the Metropolis of Miami Seashore Division of Tourism and Cultural Growth, Metropolis of Miami Seashore Workplace of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Seashore Mayor and Metropolis Commissioners; the State of Florida Division of State; the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council of Arts & Tradition; Southern Jewish Historic Society; the Applebaum Basis; and the Higher Miami Jewish Federation.