Aug. 10 — 24, 2019
ART + TECH
De la Cruz Collection’s
Art + Technology 2019 Summer Camp
Tile Blush is excited to announce ART + TECH a group exhibition of student work from the de la Cruz Collection’s Art + Technology 2019 Summer Camp organized in collaboration with the de la Cruz Collection, 01, Office GA, MUD Foundation, and Tropical Alchemy.
ART + TECH will be on view from August 10 until August 24, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 10th at Tile Blush from 3 - 7 pm and all are welcome.
A month long curriculum taught by artists and educators, students are empowered as creators with technical skills in virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, and online self-publishing. Workshops encourage self awareness in the ways in which individuals interact with a culture surrounded by technology and media. Works reflect the creation of digital art from concept through design, fabrication, and exhibition in a gallery setting.
Mariana Arboli, Maximo Biasutto, Jose Cano, Carlos Dick, Skye Espinal, Lindsay Fornaris, Samantha Fornaris, Julian Henriquez, Flavia Hernandez, Lillian Interian, Dali Interian, Luke Keuthan, Andrea Martinez, Tatiana Multach, Melissa Reyes, Nicole Rodriguez-Camejo, Sebastian Sanchis, Valeria Stecchi, Kaileo Valdes, Alexandra Vazquez.
DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION
Completed in December of 2009, the de la Cruz Collection is privately funded by collectors, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. The 30,000 square foot museum, located in Miami's Design District, serves as an extension of the couple’s home where for over 30 years they have shared with the public their passion for art, collecting, and education. Its primary mission is to provide yearly exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art, offering accessibility for audiences at no cost, and supporting the local community through public programming that includes lectures, artist-led workshops, student travel, and pre-college programs. The de la Cruz Collection is not registered as a 501(c)(3) foundation under the US Internal Revenue Code and does not receive government assistance.
01 is an education lab that fosters agency and creative confidence in students by empowering them to shape their worlds through technology. Our programs focusing on introducing students to creative practices in coding, design in 2d and 3d, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, cryptocurrency and cryptography, game design and development and more.
Office GA is a Miami-based design and art practice founded by Jonathan Gonzalez, where space, graphic, product, and brand design operate cross-scale, unconstrained by traditional roles. Form, program, and user experience become tools to engage the concerns of the contemporary city, contemporary architecture, and ultimately the contemporary citizen. Lifestyle, economy, fashion, and brand must be developed through careful analysis and playful implementation. Office GA concerns itself with developing new “architectures” through the urban condition; Researching the relationship between object and citizen and the forms that bring life and viability to those encounters.
VR_AR_Camp by MUD FOUNDATION
VRCamp is an Art + Technology based program utilizing internet, WebVR (Virtual Reality on the Internet) and Augmented Reality as a medium for the exploration and creation of immersive practices correlating art and technology. VRCamp provides students an opportunity to explore the possibility of creating art using emerging technologies in a hands-on workshop. The program introduces the basic history of computers and their languages with a focus on the history of art related to the digital realm.
MUD Foundation’s mission: To facilitate educational and artistic projects where the internet, data, virtual reality, augmented reality, and art converge. We raise awareness of contemporary digital culture and its footprints in our society.
TROPICAL ALCHEMY ACADEMY
Tropical Alchemy Academy creates immersive educational workshops. Its core mission is to empower personal growth through teaching expressive digital media and plant identification skills. In this self publishing / bookmaking workshop students learn all the tools necessary to create and publish their own original work via digital and printed media. It is an offshoot of Tropical Alchemy a landscape and urban design studio specializing in creating visionary landscapes through urban design, community planning, living buildings, and wellness gardens.