Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism will feature designs by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez as well as never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches, video and works of art, selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts on his creations.
Co-curated by Alex Gonzalez, the Creative Director of ELLE Magazine and Klaudio Rodriguez, the Curator of the Frost Art Museum, the exhibition opens with a private reception on Saturday, October 8 as well as an event on Sunday, October 9 that is free and open to the public (and will remain on view through January 8, including the week of Art Basel Miami Beach).
The Frost Art Museum is also partnering with ELLE on both the exhibition and the opening night event.
“The strength of our inaugural couture exhibition is our emphasis on Narciso Rodriguez's artistry and creative process," says Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the museum. "Like a master sculptor or painter, he finds inspiration in the world around him to create an artistic continuum of ideas that are the underpinning of his life's work."
“As a first-generation immigrant who impacts our contemporary culture globally, Narciso personifies the American dream."
"Alongside our guest curator Alex Gonzalez, Creative Director at ELLE Magazine, these two powerhouses will present a cultural milestone that will inspire and resonate strongly with the international communities here in Miami and at Florida International University," adds Dr. Pomeroy.