Apr 21, 2024

Diana Lowenstein Gallery

Land of the Lost

Ricardo Benaim, Liene Bosquê, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Colectivo MR, Hernán Dompé, José Manuel Fors, Felice Grodin, Roberto Matta, Ibrahim Miranda, Beatriz Monteavaro, Fabiano Parisi, Chire Regans (VantaBlack), Samantha Salzinger Michael Scoggins, Alex Trimino

April 21 – May 31, 2024

The phrase “Land of the Lost” has many references, most notably from the television series of that title (1974-1976). In the opening sequence, the Marshall family is afloat within the tenuous structure of a river raft. While descending a waterfall, the rocky terrain displaces them through a portal in time and space. Realizing they are in an alternate dimension; they spend the rest of the series trying to “find their way home”- a familiar trope. Yet they soon realize that falling down a “rabbit hole” (another familiar trope) into a new world necessitates navigation. In turn, as our own world becomes more surveyed, mapped, and vectorized, the concept of the planetary simultaneously invokes local belonging and global alienation – alternately, local alienation and global belonging. Additionally, the compression of the past, present, and future within the narrative of the television series suggests that the ground in which the Marshalls and in turn, we, find ourselves on is unsteady.

 

The works presented in this exhibition explore familiar (non) terrains…

Reflexively, the participants include eight international artists with whom the gallery has previously worked, as well as seven current artists from South Florida. This purposeful juxtaposition, especially the artworks chosen, begs for larger and more existential questions that pertain to: where are we, why are we here, and where are we going?

About Diana Lowenstein Gallery

Since 1989, Diana Lowenstein has been part of the international art scene through her role as an active gallery owner and director, first under the name Der Brücke and now as the eponymous Diana Lowenstein Gallery.

Mrs. Lowenstein began her career as a gallerist in Argentina, fomenting young local artists as well as organizing exhibitions of world-renowned foreign artists.

Participating in high-caliber art fairs like FIAC in Paris, ARCO in Madrid, Art Basel, Art Chicago and Art Miami has been a staple in the gallery’s operation. Furthermore, Diana Lowenstein has been part of numerous organizing committees of these fairs, being able to influence their orientation to include a quality Latin American mix of talent.

In September of 2000, the gallery headquarters were moved to Miami. It is now based in Magic City District, the gallery has thirty-two years of specialized experience presenting contemporary art in the United States and across the globe. The Diana Lowenstein Gallery runs a year-long exhibition program in Miami and participates in the world’s most exclusive art fairs, presenting the works of its stable of international artists. She has made it possible for many of her exclusive artists to exhibit works in major world museums and biennales.

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