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Book presentation and Exhibition Tour

February 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In collaboration with Books & Books

Join us for an entertaining evening of literature and art. The first half of this event will take place in Books and Books, our neighbor bookstore, with the presentation of the book When Time Stopped by Venezuelan author, Ariana Neumann. It will be followed by a tour of the exhibition For Now; Contemporary Venezuelan Art of the Miami Diaspora 

About the book:

Ariana Neumann grew up as the beloved only child in a wealthy Venezuelan household, doted on by her glamorous mother and her father, Hans, a successful industrialist.  Hans was meticulous, the type who saved everything, with decades of correspondence filed carefully in his study. But when Ariana went to his home after his death, she found everything cleared away except a drawer containing two things:  a file with letters from her and her mother and a grey cardboard box. The box held clues to Hans’s mysterious past – a past he never discussed with her while living. This box seemed to Ariana to be an invitation – or even an exhortation – to investigate what happened to Hans during his years in Europe, before he moved to South America. When Time Stopped (Scribner, February 4, 2020) is the incredible and heartbreaking story of what Ariana discovered.

About the exhibition:

For Now…brings together key Venezuelan artists who have settled in Miami throughout the last twenty years. From different generations and working on a great variety of mediums and topics, these creators are part of a complex, ever-growing art scene that has made a huge impact in South Florida.

Some of the works in the show relate to the experience of the Diaspora. They explore topics such as memory, silence, and the complexities of the nation left behind. Another group of pieces pose formal concerns. In them, there is a visible dialogue with the strong Venezuelan tradition of Geometric Abstraction. Yet others are more in tune with broader concerns within the local and international art scene.

 Curated by: Adriana Meneses and Yuneikys Villalonga


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February 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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