Join Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for a talk with artist Josiah McElheny, Bill Horrigan (curator-at-large at the Wexner Center for the Arts) and John Stuart (professor and chairman of the Department of Architecture at Florida International University). Stuart will moderate a discussion on Scheerbart’s innovative theories of architecture and their impact on McElheny’s work.
The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture
A Project by Josiah McElheny
On View November 19, 2012–March 18, 2013
New York-based artist and MacArthur Fellow Josiah McElheny has created a thirty-minute film referencing a little-known 1912 short-story by German author Paul Scheerbart, “The Light Club of Batavia.” McElheny draws his characters from Vizcaya’s history and he uses the estate as the ingenious setting for this narrative about the promise of modernity and utopia. The film combines footage of historical and archival documents along with current images of Vizcaya.
Visitors are invited to explore the Main House from 6:00–7:00 p.m.