Monday, February 27, 2012

KIDSART@CIFO: Understanding Materials Through Desconstruction by Agustina Woodgate.

Agustina Woodgate
Artist Agustina Woodgate will host the last installment of CIFO's Family Cultural Spot for the
exhibition Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices
, Saturday, March 3.

For this workshop kids will be asked to bring an article of clothing they could dispose of. Using these garments Woodgate will explore the understanding of materials through deconstruction, dialog and storytelling and guide children through the process of finding meaning in all their decisions and transformations. The kids will also be taken on an insightful tour of the exhibition Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices highlighting works that inspired this activity.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time: 1-3 pm

Location: CIFO Art Space,1018 N. Miami Ave,Miami, FL 33136

Admission: $5 per child,

Free for CIFO Members


Purchase tickets here

For kids ages 5-12

Cost includes full entertainment, professional instruction, all materials, take home projects, and a snack!

About the artist

Agustina Woodgate graduated from the National University of Visual Arts, Argentina, in 2004 and has exhibited extensively in U.S and abroad. She has initiated collaborative projects and has been awarded artists residencies both nationally and internationally. Her practice aims to create art that fosters exchanges between people rather than encounters between a viewer and object. Through these exchanges, meaning is elaborated collectively, rather than in the space of individual consumption. Her works explore the physical, emotional and cultural relationships we have with our surroundings by examining how individuals aspire, adapt, observe, connect, seek and find solutions for living. For more information please visit:

This program was co-organized by the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and Artoconecto, a non-profit arts advocacy organization based in Miami, FL, dedicated to creating and promoting unique artistic projects. ArtoConecto's kids programs seek to introduce children to the rich cultural and artistic diversity in the Miami community. For more information on ArtoConecto visit

Monday, February 20, 2012

Repeating repeating history twice with Domingo Castillo at CIFO

The artist Domingo Castillo

Domingo shows the kids different corporal movements to interpret the works on the walls

Extending actions such as walking

Samira learns about walking slowly as a conceptual performance example

Stretch a bit before their reinterpretations of the works from Frames and Documents

Performance # 1

Performance # 2

Performance # 3

Transforming Objects Workshop with George Sánchez-Calderón at CIFO

The kids with George

Admiring the current exhibition at CIFO, Frames and Documents

George and McKenzy

Phoenix cutting some yellow tape

Kamilla shows her piece

Unknown artist?

George and the kids

Latron shows his amazing creation

Our super volunteer Cooper giving a helping hand and lift

More young artists at work