Since its inception, Guccivuitton has staked out a unique position that meditates on the rich history of artist-run galleries while presenting content that reflects authentic regional material and vernacular culture. Guccivuitton’s exhibition at ICA Miami demonstrates the collective’s interests in challenging notions of authorship, the traditional role of the artist and the value accorded to institutional structures.
Within ICA Miami’s Atrium Gallery, the artists are creating a four-story salesroom with customized storage racks, designed in collaboration with Jonathan Gonzalez, principal of the design firm Office GA. These racks are the primary aesthetic feature of the installation and speak to the artists’ ongoing interest in equalizing fine art, folk art, and design. Within the racks, unsold works are hung and arranged by scale and medium to emphasize their commodity status, and to suggest questions of value inherent to a gallery or museum. Works are available until sold, and any visitor can additionally function as a dealer, selling inventory to a collector.
Featured artists: Scott Armetta, ART404, Loriel Beltran, Gabriel Bien-Aime, Brian Booth, Cristine Brache, Murat Brierre, Juan Carballo, Tomm El-Saieh, Phillip Estlund, Chayo Frank, Lafortune Felix, Jonathan Gonzalez, Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Peter Goodrich, Guyodo, Jason Hedges, Georges Liautaud, Luxury Face (Ida Eritsland, Geir Haraldseth and Agatha Wara in collaboration with Bjørnar Pedersen), Hugo Montoya, Joseriberto Perez, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Robert St. Bryce, Rick Ulysee.
Founded in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami in 2013, Guccivuitton comprises artists Loriel Beltran (b. 1985), Domingo Castillo (b. 1984), and Aramis Gutierrez (b. 1975).
The exhibition is organized by Alex Gartenfeld, Chief Curator and Deputy Director.
Exhibitions at ICA Miami are made possible in part through a generous gift from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.