Miami, FL (Dec. 2-5, 2015) Formento + Formento and RED Digital Cinema present
THE VOYAGE, an emotionally charged short film and exhibition of photographs by the celebrated husband-wife team — to be exhibited at RED’s Wynwood gallery, located in the heart of the district’s most elaborate graffiti walls, during this year’s Art Basel Miami 2015 art fair. RED Digital Cinema is located in the Wynwood Arts District at 72 NW 25th Street in Miami.
It is not a surprise that the current wave of world events have filtered into the art being shown during this year’s art week. Displacement, cultural migration and memory are central to the theme of this poetic short film and photographic work. As reality weighs heavily on our conscience, stirred up by the inundation of horrific narratives and footage. Refugees abandoning the ills of their long loved countries delving into the brutality of the unknown. BJ and Richeille Formento http://formento2.com present this work as silent bystanders in the mass cultural migration and world shift that is in full motion. This powerful work juxtaposes loss with an ephemeral timeless beauty that is signature to the artists’ work. They convey the juxtaposition of nightmare with visual poetry, and cultural anxiety with escapism.
After two consecutive stellar years with entire booths dedicated to their work at Art Miami, Formento + Formento, return to Art Basel Miami week with an out-of-the-box presentation of this extraordinary and poignant work.
The exhibition and showing of the film is open December 2 – 5 from 10am to 6pm. An end of the art-week celebration takes place on Saturday, December 5th 8pm to 12am with a performance by Chargaux, http://chargaux.com who also wrote the musical score for the film. Cocktails created by www.shaker-street.com. Sponsored by ABSOLUT ELYX.
To attend rsvp to http://thevoyagemiami.eventbrite.com
A percentage of proceeds from the sales will go to The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. http://rescue.org/