Join BFI, EXILE Books, and artists Loni Johnson, misael soto, and A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle) for the online launch event of the WEIRD MIAMI ANTHOLOGY, a collection of Self-Guided “WEIRD MIAMI” tours, excursions and experiences! Each “tour” is an experience designed by local artists to highlight unexpected sites and provide insight on why Miami is wild, weird and wonderful, while critiquing and imagining its future.
In the pandemic-present, BFI has transformed its classic WEIRD MIAMI program to cater to individuals and quarantine crews to experience the city in a new way. Have no fear, these experiences won’t all be in isolation! Audiences will be surrounded by other species, public artworks, hidden landmarks, and more, bringing the city closer to them while remaining socially distant.
Join us for the online release of the first three tours as part of this program, and chat with the featured artists who will discuss how their contributions relate to their expansive practices. Attendees will be given early access to download free PDF versions of the three tours before they are later bound together into a printed collection of 20 unique WEIRD MIAMI experiences, printed by EXILE Books. BFI and Exile will release additional tours in coming weeks, encouraging our audiences to rediscover their city while maintaining social distance guidelines.
Join us Tuesday Night as we launch the following artist-designed tours:
LONI JOHNSON : “LETS RIDE” A VOYAGE THROUGH THE BLACK 305
MISAEL SOTO : DEPARTMENT OF REFLECTION: FIELD INSPECTION #38
A.S.T. : DIMENSIONS OF WATER
The WEIRD MIAMI ANTHOLOGY is generously supported in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the Cowles Charitable Trust.