Before Miami Design Preservation League
Faena Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach FL, 33140

Hours of Exhibition (November 16, 2023 through December 14, 2023):
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8:00 pm

Before Miami Design Preservation League is a site specific installation based on the now demolished and lost building silhouettes of Miami Beach before the 1980’s. The Miami Design Preservation League formed in 1976 to preserve and protect the historical and architectural integrity of Miami Beach. Liene Bosquê, a trained architect and artist based in Miami, explores a multidisciplinary practice weaving investigation and sensorial experiences.  In this suspended aluminum curtain hanging overhead, Bosquê delineates the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern shapes we now work so hard to preserve, underlining the importance of history and the architecture of this city.

Liene Bosquê (b. Brazil) is an MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as BFA graduate from the São Paulo State University. Bosquê’s installations, sculptures, site-specific projects, as well as her socially engaged practice works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States; at MoMA PS1 in New York, Frost Art Museum in Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other institutions.

The artist collaborated with Kriskadecor in the creation of the aluminum chains for this piece.

Photo credit: Zaire Aranguren

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