WEIRD MIAMI bus tour - wutz uP



WEIRD MIAMI bus tour - wutz uP
Here Comes WEIRD MIAMI!!!
The BFI #BuildFutureInvestments is bringing back and expanding the popular WEIRD MIAMI bus tours, which are artist-led expeditions to lesser-known places and cultural projects

WEIRD MIAMI bus tour

SPRING BREAK HIALEAH 2012
in collaboration with NADA Pool Party!!!!!
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Saturday December 8th
2 Tours: 10:45a-2p // 2:45-6p
Pick up and drop off location: NADA Pool Party
Deauville Beach Resort // 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami 33141
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
$45

SPRING BREAK HIALEAH 2012
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Expanding upon the BFI exhibition Shell Cycle, art space SPRING BREAK will host a Weird Miami bus tour on Dec. 8. Homing on EXCESS and FANTASY in the city of Hialeah.


WEIRD MIAMI BUS TOURS

BFI will offer a behind the scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led WEIRD MIAMI bus tours, which introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects. BFI will invite artists to create tours and exhibitions that reflect their relationship with the city. The project also will create an interactive, online presence to enhance the experience. Bringing back WEIRD MIAMI is possible thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Arts Challenge

The title WEIRD MIAMI is a loving ode influenced by the city slogan of Austin, Texas: “Keep Austin Weird.” In 2010, frustrated by global perceptions of Miami as a superficial Babylon where Art Basel happens to be in December, Jim Drain, Naomi Fisher, and Agatha Wara sought to expose the deep and varied year-round cultural depth of Miami by having artists become the hosts of bus tours around the city. Interrelated gallery programming will link contemporary art with the community.

“Artists think differently,” says Naomi Fisher, “WEIRD MIAMI participants not only get to see and learn about sites in Miami they may have never visited before, but they also get to see the city through artist’s eyes.” With WEIRD MIAMI, participants gain a new kind of agency with their own city: one may peek into emerging artist’s studios, walk up an ancient Calusa shell mound in El Portal, or nibble on Caribbean cuisine in Little Haiti. Destinations will be kept secret, only the artist leading the tour and their chosen theme will be revealed ahead of time, transforming participants into fresh visitors to their own city and enabling tour goers to revel in Miami's diversity, multiculturalism, and well... weirdness.

Weird Miami programming is funded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge, which aims to bring Miami together through the arts.

About the BFI
The BFI is a hub for contemporary art in Miami: a place for free expression, creativity, experimentation and thinking. The BFI aims sustain and grow the space, to be able to offer support for art projects, and to participate within the international dialogue of contemporary art through art exhibitions and additional activities such as lectures, events, film screenings AND BUS TOURS! The BFI is a place to be shared. It is a community builder.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge is a $40 million effort to bring South Florida together through the arts. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.


BFI #BuildFutureInvestments
122 NE 11th Street, Miami FL 33132.
(Two blocks from LegalArt and CIFO in Downtown Miami)
*Bus tour locations are not disclosed, but will take place on Sat. Dec. 8. To book a seat contact info@basfisherinvitational.com or www.basfisherinvitational.com