On Thursday night, December 6, 2018 PAMM Presents brought nearly 4,500 guests from Miami and beyond for the museum’s signature art week bash, which kicked off PAMM’s 35th Anniversary. The event celebrated PAMM’s 35 years of unique history as a collecting institution with an ongoing commitment to diversity, presenting art from Latin America, the U.S. Latinx experience and the Caribbean, while looking toward the African diaspora.
Guests danced to music by Brooklyn-based Afrobeat musical collective Antibalas and American artist, musician and designer Kilo Kish accompanied by Ray Brady, while mingling and sipping on Kim Crawford, Heineken, and La Croix. Attendees enjoyed PAMM’s current exhibitions, including The Gift of Art, which celebrates PAMM’s 35th anniversary and furthers the museum’s belief in preserving and sharing art with both current audiences and future generations; Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s documentary exhibition Surrounded Islands; Ebony G. Patterson‘s immersive “night garden” installation; José Carlos Martinat‘s large-scale light sculptures that borrow signs and symbols ranging from historical images to popular internet memes; and artist and filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques’ first US solo museum presentation.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to open our doors and it is always particularly nice to welcome the international community of contemporary art to our museum at this time every year,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “The wide range of exhibitions on view this year are representative of our museum in the juxtaposition of the historical and the current; the local and the global, and an anchoring from the vantage point of our unique Miami lens on the world. We are also thankful for the chance to celebrate with our supporters and partners. Particularly moving is our ongoing collaboration with South Florida Cares, an organization focused on mentoring youth.”
photos // courtesy of World Red Eye