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The Green Project -- concurrent with Art Basel, Miami Florida
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12/3/2008 to 12/7/2008
When: 12/03/2008
11:00 am to 8::00 pm
Where: The Green Project
64 NW 29th Street
www.projectfairs.com
Miami, Florida  33127
Contact: Project Fairs

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You Must Be The Change You Want To See In The World, Mahatma Gandhi The Green Project is an interactive and performative event curated by New York based Claire Oliver Gallery, and produced by Project Fairs and their environmentally conscious global partners. Visitors will experience socially relevant site specific art projects, housed in The Green Pavilion: a 3,000 square foot tensile structure and gardens located in Miami’s Wynwood art district. Directly across the street from the world renowned Rubell Family Collection and held contemporaneously with Art Basel Miami, The Green Project will offer an unique environment for art lovers to relax, socialize, and reflect on current issues. The Green Project offers a number of experiences within a unique artistic and social space. Visitors are invited to dine at a café serving fresh and delicious fare among outdoor art installations. Free live performances will occur throughout the weekend such as Pop Ark Remix where the artists Noah Fischer and Gregoire Paultre appear as Polar-Bear Shamans to spread the emotional message about a warming planet. In Endangered World, Xavier Cortada invites visitors to "adopt" one of 360 endangered species and claim its habitat by planting a flag at the corresponding longitudinal point in the installation. In Native Flags, Xavier Cortada encourages visitors to take home a green flag and plant it with a native tree in their front yard, reclaiming that space for nature. To finish each day's program, from six until eight pm, The Green Project hosts a cocktail party courtesy of Svedka Vodka. The Green Project Mission: Global climate change and the need for sustainable energy are no longer mere theory or conjecture; the time is right to examine the choices we make day to day and the very real effect they have on the world around us. The Green Project provides a platform for this environmental awareness within the community of artists and art appreciators. The Green Project is proud to debut in Miami which saw over 43,000 international and domestic visitors, 1,600 journalists and over 100 museum groups during last year’s festivities. Artists have an historical precedent of foreshadowing and influencing world cultural shifts. By focusing on art as an empowering encounter The Green Project brings artistic voices to an engaged audience The Artists at The Green Project: “Genuine art is an affair of the people, essentially social in character. We must learn to bring art into our thinking. All real philosophers have been artists in the realm of concepts.” Rudolph Steiner The artists in The Green Project were selected for their continued commitment to content driven work that raises questions about social priorities. These artists propose a message of personal empowerment in the face of the vast challenges of our time such as global climate change, species extinction and world resource depletion. Xavier Cortada: Fusing art, scientific knowledge and civic engagement, Miami artist Xavier Cortada creates site-specific eco-art installations exploring our connection to the natural world. Throughout The Green Project, Cortada will perform 90N, a series of ritualistic installations to address global climate change. Attendees will participate in performances that connect local Floridians with people and animals worldwide. Cortada will also distribute green flags to encourage attendees to reclaim their front yards for nature, regrowing earth’s native canopy one tree at a time. learn more at www.XavierCortada.com Special performance and lecture schedule: Wednesday 11:00 am Performance: Xavier Cortada, Native Flags Green Project opening performance Ongoing spontaneous performance: Xavier Cortada and participating visitors to the event Longitudinal Installation Endangered World: 0 degrees to 89 degrees East 6:00 pm Performance: North Pole Dinner Party 7:45 pm Performance: Xavier Cortada, Wind Words 0 degrees to 89 degrees East Thursday ongoing spontaneous performance: Xavier Cortada and participating visitors to the event: Longitudinal Installation Endangered World: 90 degrees East to 179 degrees East 4:00 pm Justine Kwiatkowski, spokeswoman for the Fresh Kills Park Project explains the grass roots movement that has brought about one of the most ambitious public works projects in the world. Combining state of the art ecological restoration techniques with extraordinary settings for recreation, public art, and facilities for many sports and programs that are unusual in the city, Fresh Kills Park is a shining example of community activism. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Cryotonic Cocktail Party sponsored by Svedka Vodka 7:00 pm Art rock concert: Noah Fischer and Gregoire Paultre, Pop Ark Remix The artists appear as Polar-Bear Shamans to spread the emotional message about a warming planet. 7:45 pm Performance: Xavier Cortada, Wind Words 90 degrees East to179 degrees East Friday ongoing spontaneous performance: Xavier Cortada and participating visitors to the event: Longitudinal Installation Endangered World: 0 degrees to 89 degrees East 4:00 pm Janet Biggs: Performance and video artist speaks about her upcoming Arctic expedition and the concepts behind her ongoing projects 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Cryotonic Cocktail Party sponsored by Svedka Vodka 7:00 pm Art rock concert: Noah Fischer and Gregoire Paultre, Pop Ark Remix The artists appear as Polar-Bear Shamans to spread the emotional message about a warming planet. 7:45 pm Performance: Xavier Cortada, Wind Words 180 degrees to 91 degrees West Saturday ongoing spontaneous performance: Xavier Cortada and participating visitors to the event: Longitudinal Installation Endangered World: 90 degrees West to 1 degree West 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Cryotonic Cocktail Party sponsored by Svedka Vodka 7:00 pm Art rock concert: Noah Fischer and Gregoire Paultre, Pop Ark Remix The artists appear as Polar-Bear Shamans to spread the emotional message about a warming planet. 7:45 pm Performance: Xavier Cortada, Wind Words: 90 degrees West to 1 degree West Sunday 11:00 am Performance: Xavier Cortada, 24 voices 2:00 pm Mary Jo Aagerstoum PhD, founder of The South Florida Environmental Art Project will speak about the importance of ecoart and its integration into the planning and programming of existing environmental, governmental and cultural organizations in South Florida. 6:00 pm Performance: Xavier Cortada, Native Flags closing performance: removing Native Flag and Seagrape tree for transplantation to permanent Miami location Admission: An open mind Curated by: Claire Oliver Gallery, New York Hours of Operation: Wednesday Dec 3rd: 11am – 8pm Thursday Dec 4th: 11am – 8pm Friday Dec 5th: 11am – 8pm Saturday Dec 6th: 11am – 8pm Sunday Dec 7th: 11am – 6pm Shuttle Service: Shuttles to The Green Project will be available starting on Wednesday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 7th. The South Beach shuttle stop is located at the convention center on the N.W. corner of 17th Street & Washington Avenue (in front of the Fillmore/Jackie Gleason Theater). Directions from Miami Beach: Take 17th Street West to Venetian Way Take Venetian Way/Venetian Causeway to Miami Continue on NE 15th Street Turn right at NE 2nd Avenue Turn left at NE 29th Street On left between N Miami Avenue & NW 1st Avenue From I-95: North or South Exit to E 195 (toward beaches) Exit N Miami Avenue Turn right onto N Miami Avenue Turn right at NE 29th Street On left between N Miami Avenue & NW 1st Avenue Additional Parking: Byrne AP Garage Inc. 180 NE 24th St, Miami, FL - (305) 573-5920

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Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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