Over the past two years, 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. The 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 include: 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:
Loriel Beltran (b. 1985) has been featured with solo exhibitions at the Wolfsonian Museum Bridge Tender’s House, the Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Locust Projects. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure in Acarigua, Venezuela, The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, among others.
Domingo Castillo (b. 1984) is an inter-disciplinary artist who has exhibited widely throughout the Miami region and internationally.
Aramis Gutierrez (b. 1975) has had solo exhibitions at David Castillo Gallery, Legal Art, Spinello Projects and Big Pictures. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. In 2008-2009 he was awarded the Studio Residency Program at the Deering Estate at Cutler.
Jonathan Gonzalez (b. 1981) is a Miami-based architect and designer. He is the founder of Office GA, a multi-disciplinary design and fabrication practice; and Design Director for Gonzalez Architects, where he oversees projects throughout North America, South America and the Caribbean. In 2013 with Jieun Yang he founded Everything, Inc., a research-based curatorial collaboration.