ADVISORY: Miami Community Leaders, Elected Officials, and Artist Join in Interactive Art Installation to Highlight Sea Level Rise and Uncertain Future of South Florida

Guest Blog | January 18, 2017 | Press Releases

January 18, 2017

Cdo-not-openontact: Alissa Schafer, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, [email protected], 954-734-3773

Miami, Fla. – One day before the inauguration of climate change denier President-Elect Trump, Miami-based and globally featured artist Xavier Cortada will host a live performance as a portion of his ongoing research driven art, Clima 2016. The interactive exhibit “Do Not Open” invites participants to imagine the future of South Florida, its communities, and the effects of sea level rise, writing letters to future Floridians placed in a time capsule.

When: January 19th at 7:00 PM

Where: Cortada Art Studio Gallery, 4664 SW 75th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155

– Xavier Cortada
– South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard
– Scientist and Executive Director of the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society, Evelyn Gaiser, Ph.D.
– Representatives from Sierra Club, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, CLEO Institute, and Urban Paradise Guild
– South Florida Residents

What: The event, through art, will draw attention to the challenge of climate change impacts to South Florida and the need for more action now. This is an especially critical and timely message as the event is being held only one day before the inauguration of a new president who vocally denies climate change and its effects already being felt by communities throughout the world. The Do Not Open art installation is a time capsule to capture written messages/letters that will be added to the exhibit by Xavier Cortada. The performance also coincides with the full gallery opening featuring a series of ceramic and tile works.