Art collective, Yemenwed, transforms PAMM’s learning theatre into a wellness/cultural center with month-long schedule of lectures, tea ceremonies, guided meditations and more

As the culmination of their Research-in-Residence at PAMM, the art collective Yemenwed will create an installation called EMPATHEATRE in the museum’s Learning Theatre. Merging themes of a wellness/cultural center and a more traditional entertainment venue, Yemenwed will host a month of music shows, lectures, film screenings, performances, tea ceremonies and other interactive sessions, from October 16 to November 16, 2014. Throughout the duration of the installation, a sculptural character named ICE, who has been a central figure in Yemenwed’s past works, will deliver daily lectures and lead museumgoers through visualizations and guided meditations. These daily activations of the space will also include projections and music.

Yemenwed is an art collective founded in 2006 in New York City. They create collaborative works, which synthesize the artistic focus of its varying members in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, animation, performance and music. The group maintains an active interest in the vocabulary of mainstream popular culture and its conventions, as well as entertainment value and notions of beauty. Each piece invariably reflects the different personal aesthetic and conceptual interests of the individual artists forming the work. Yemenwed has released several publications and has participated in exhibitions and performances at Palais de Tokyo, Tate Modern, MOMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA:10, Performa 09, Fake Estate Gallery, 179 Canal, Hessel Museum of Art, Asia Song Society, and Jack Hanley Gallery, among other venues.

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s PAMM Researcher-in-Residence program invites individuals active in the creative and cultural sector around the world, to South Florida to explore ideas relevant to their work and to engage with the community through public programs guided by each researcher’s personal practices and points of interest. Through an ongoing partnership, downtown Miami arts organization, Cannonball, houses the visiting artists, curators, critics, writers and collectives, and presents related programs.


Related Programs:

Thursday, October 16, 7–9pm

Thursday, November 6, 7–9pm

Saturday, November 8, as part of PAMM Free Second Saturday
Tuesday, November 11
Wednesday, November 12


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