William Cordova / Now’s the Time
April 27 – Oct 7, 2018

William Cordova

William Cordova Now’s the Time: Narratives of Southern Alchemy is the first extensive museum survey of cultural practitioner William Cordova. It presents a selection of works embodying the three main themes that have inspired the work of this celebrated Miami artist for decades: transmission, alchemy, and transcendence. In his nationally and internationally recognized drawings, sculptures, installations, and collaborative projects, Cordova collapses linear concepts of time and history to address contemporary notions of displacement.

 

William Cordova

William Cordova

William Cordova

William Cordova

Like an ethnographer, he extensively researches symbols, people and the common threads that binds different cultures to one another, foregoing the boundaries between the past and the present. Then, he uses ephemeral and precarious materials to create elegant works that challenge traditional Western typologies. Striving to create a flexible and critical space for the understanding of our contemporary moment, he builds bridges between various intersecting narratives such as architecture, cinema, literature, and music. This exhibition will be the artist’s first ever U.S. survey exhibition and will be accompanied by an extensive museum catalogue.

 

William Cordova

William Cordova

William Cordova

William Cordova (b. 1969, Lima, Peru; lives in Miami, New York, and Lima) graduated with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and went on to earn an MFA from Yale University in 2004. His work belongs to numerous public and private collections including the Berger Collection, Zurich; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; New Orleans Museum of Art; Seattle Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; and the Miami-Dade College Museum of Art and Design.

Organized by PAMM Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz. Lead individual support received from Estrellita B. Brodsky is gratefully acknowledged.

 

William Cordova Now’s the Time: Narratives of Southern Alchemy
April 27 – October 7, 2018
PAMM / Pérez Art Museum Miami
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