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Aesthetics and Values

The Honors College

On View:
Monday, April 4, 2016 — Sunday, May 1, 2016


Aesthetics & Values is an annual exhibition organized by the Honors College at FIU, A&V empowers 40 students from a range of disciplines to become curators as part of a year-long course that culminates in a showcase of acclaimed artists. From the curatorial vision to installation design, students oversee all facets of the exhibition, fully immersing themselves in the art world while exploring the connections between creativity and social dialogue.

Throughout the academic year, the student curators have examined the vital role visual art plays in controversial issues. Through site visits and lectures, they have investigated how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. The A&V course  explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. 

This year, A&V is celebrating their 10th anniversary. They will be featuring 9 unique and talented Miami artists. The works of Randy Burman, Weston Charles, Clifton Childree, Brookhart Jonquil, Barron Sherer, Magnus Sodamin, Alex Trimino, Michael Vasquez, and Agustina Woodgate will be exhibited throughout the month of April. 

Presentation at the Frost Art Museum is made possible with generous support from Bacardi, Perrier, Koko Designs, LiveAnswer, Gramps, and the FIU Alumni Association.