The55Project presents Visual Art Conference

The55Project presents Visual Art Conference


Tuesday, May 8, 2018    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312

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The55Project, an organization connecting people through art, social programs, and education, announces its first edition of Art Conference to take place on May 8th at the 12th edition of Focus Brazil, an event that brings culture, media and the Brazilian community together in South Florida.

The two-part Art Conference will include two workshops starting in the morning at 10 a.m. with: “Life Coaching” with Carmem Gusmão, a plastic artist and psychologist and a “Media Training” with journalist Chris Delboni, who has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism from the American University in Washington, D.C.

The afternoon session of the Art Conference will begin at 2 p.m. and featuring a series of panel discussions that will bring panoramic views and a critical analysis of the impact of art in fashion and architecture, as well as the role of art as a tool for activism to life:

“The Transformative Power of Fashion Art” – Boasting the participation of Brazilian stylist, set designer and author, Ronaldo Fraga; Brazilian designer and entrepreneur owner of the well-known Kruzin sneakers, Alessandra Gold; Mexican fashion designer and fashion influencer, Danié Gómez Ortigoza; and versatile Brazilian artist, curator and musician, Didu Losso. The panel discussion will be moderated by Giu Brandão, a Communication & Fashion Marketing specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the field.

Art and Activism” –  moderated by the curator, historian and art critic Tatiana Schilaro, will showcase perspectives on the relevance of art as a form of expression. The panelists include Roberta Pardo from UrbanWall Br, who’s an entrepreneur and promoter of Brazilian street artists; Frida Baranek, a Brazilian artist whose sculptural work has a unique poetic appeal; and with Venezuelan cultural promoter, Noor Blazekovic, who is also the founder of Irreversible Projects.

“Art + Architecture: Re-Imagining Industrial Spaces” –  will be moderated by Jaye Abbate, CEO of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, and lead a discussion with art academics, architects and cultural entrepreneurs on the artistic interventions increasingly present in architecture. The panelists include Marcelo Llobell, a cultural entrepreneur and co-founder of the Art Industry Movement in Doral; Christopher Rodriguez Barake, an architect from the Department of Art & Art History of Florida International University; and Henning Haupt, who has a PHD in architecture from Braunschweig University in Germany.

More information available HERE.