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WAREhOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE MARGULIES COLLECTION AT THE WAREHOUSE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC WITH A NEW
EXHIBITION

Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL—This November 18, 2009, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will
open to the public with the new exhibition:
          MIRÓ& NOGUCHI: Masters of Surrealist Sculpture
          100 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPY 1909-2009
          GEORGE SEGAL: Depression Bread Line
          SCULPTURE & VIDEO: New Additions to the Collection including Franz West, Sara Barker,
          Zilvinas Kempinas, Ivan Navarro, Bill Viola, Peter Friedl & Kota Ezawa.


About the 2009-2010 Exhibition

MIRÓ & NOGUCHI: Masters of Surrealist Sculpture
This exhibition will present fourteen works of monumental and small scale sculpture by two great masters
of 20th century art, Joan Miró and Isamu Noguchi. “This exhibition gives us an opportunity to juxtapose
these two artists in order to trace and link the similarities and diversities in their work,” says curator
Katherine Hinds

100 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1909-2009
This exhibition will present hundreds of vintage and contemporary photographs culled from the Margulies
Collection, named by ARTnews magazine as one of the top 25 photography collections in the world. The
exhibition begins at the turn of the 20th century with the work of Lewis Hine who spent the better part of a
decade as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee and continues forward to
the present, incorporating movements such as Social Documentation, Farm Security Administration,
Modernism, Straight Photography, New Topography, Color photography, Conceptual, Fabricated Reality
and Landscape Grid. Entire portfolios by profile artists Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Danny
Lyon, Cindy Sherman, Justine Kurland, Alec Soth, Jeff Brouws, Olafur Eliasson, and Anastasia Khoroshilova
will be presented in the exhibition.

GEORGE SEGAL: Depression Bread Line
This sculpture is a bronze cast of one George Segal was commissioned by the federal government to create
for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. Segal created the imagery for his sculpture
by researching Depression Era images of Walker Evans, Ben Shahn and Dorothea Lange, made under the
auspices of the Farm Security Administration. After steeping himself in that imagery, George spoke with a
number of people who had actually stood in breadlines and then cast his figures. His line of ragged men
captures the isolation and desperation of hard times, a condition symptomatic of the present day.

SCULPTURE & VIDEO: New Additions to the Collection including Franz West, Sara Barker, Zilvinas
Kempinas, Ivan Navarro, Bill Viola, Peter Friedl & Kota Ezawa. In this exhibition new works of sculpture
and video by both established and emerging artists are added to the permanent sculpture and video
installations at the Warehouse. Austrian artist Franz West has been producing innovative and evocative
sculpture since the nineteen-seventies. His Wall on Wall Paint, 2003 is a major three part abstract
sculpture made of plaster, gauze, printed paper and plastic. Bill Viola’s 16 minute video Tempest (Study for
the Raft) is a color high definition video projection with sound that depicts a group of nineteen men and
women from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds who are suddenly struck by a massive
onslaught of water from a high pressure hose. The action unfolds in extreme slow motion to reveal subtle
nuances of light, color, and individual expressions and gestures of the figures.

About the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a not-for-profit institution in Miami dedicated to the
presentation of exhibitions and educational initiatives that explore contemporary art. Since its inaugural
exhibition in 1999, the Warehouse has presented seasonal exhibitions of sculpture, photography, and video
and installation art from the renowned collection of Martin Z. Margulies. The Warehouse is operated and
funded by the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, a thirty year resource for the study and enjoyment of the
visual. The longtime curator of the collection is Katherine Hinds.

The collection visiting hours are every Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Visitors are welcomed at the door for the price of a donation to the Lotus House Shelter for Homeless
Women and Children.
Adults $10.00
Students are free of charge

For further information please call 305-576-1051 or visit our website www.margulieswarehouse.com

Contact: Katherine Hinds, curator

the margulies collection
at the
WAREhOUSE
The Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, inc. is a not for profit institution dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions and educational
programs. The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE houses an extensive collection of contemporary and vintage photography,
video, sculpture and installation art.

Curator, Katherine Hinds
591 NW 27th Street, Miami, FL 33127 p: 305.576.1051 / f: 305.576.4963 / mcollection@bellsouth.net /
www.margulieswarehouse.com

				
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