Bal Harbour’s Beach Path features two ways for guests and residents to enjoy walking, running and cycling underneath the shade of natural landscaping while looking out towards the pristine beach and inviting Atlantic Ocean. From 2016 thru 2020, outdoor art exhibitions organized by the Village’s Unscripted art program in collaboration with top cultural institutions from around the country, were featured along the path. Designed in a walkable circle, 50 images and texts presented cutting edge contemporary art and creativity inviting visitors to engage, enjoy and interact in new ways within this social space.
IMAGINING A HABITAT
Humberto Calzada – Curated by Dennys Matos
“Imagining a Habitat” contemplates the selection of more than fifty art works by Humberto Calzada (Havana, 1944), one of the most important and influential Cuban figurative painters of his generation. These images articulate a very complete tour of his artistic trajectory. The selection covers almost six decades, beginning from the 1970s until the second decade of 21st century. Works whose central theme is the habitat, approached from a look that invites introspection. There is no image that defines human habitation in its most authentic expression more intimate than the house.
SOMEWHERE IN BAL HARBOUR
Leo Diaz – An Open- Air Photography Exhibition
This exhibition presents a curated collection of photographs by local photographer Leo Diaz, who is known for his exploration of the use of space and search for meaning in architecture. He shoots the world as it is, often from unexpected points of view. Much of his work explores the juxtaposition between structure and emptiness, capturing the sublimity of negative space.
BURNESHAS OF ALBANIA
July 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018
Artist Jill Peters – Curated by Unscripted Bal Harbour
“Burneshas of Albania” is presented in collaboration with The Miami Rail
In her series Sworn Virgins of Albania, Jill Peters shares powerful portraits of burneshas. Albanian women who have taken a vow of celibacy and chosen to live socially as men, thereby obtaining rights and freedoms that would otherwise be denied to them.
JEWISH TREASURES OF THE CARIBBEAN
March 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Artist Wyatt Gallery – Curated by Kathryn Mikesell
“Jewish Treasures Of The Caribbean” is co-presented with the Fountainhead Residency, Miami.
The exhibition captures the history of the Sephardic Jews of the Caribbean through last remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname.
November 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Artist Carrie Schneider – Curated by Kendra Paitz
“Reading Women” celebrates creative women in a series of photographic portraits of women writers, musicians and artists, and details of the books they are reading by select women authors.
June 1 – October 31, 2017
Curated by Scott Cunningham, Melody Santiago Cummings, and Seth Labenz
Post Haste is a series of four visual poems created by O, Miami for Bal Harbour’s beachwalk presented in a colorful, vibrant summer display. Inspired by pre-war marketing for the Burma Shave Company—famous for its advertising campaigns featuring humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway signs—the poems are presented according to the speed of the beachwalk’s usage as a thoroughfare for biking, jogging, and walking.
February 9 – May 31st 2017
Curated by Iké Udé.
This is the second exhibition on Bal Harbour’s beachwalk featuring 24 images elected by MoCP Executive Director Natasha Egan from Udé’s renowned “Sartorial Anarchy” series as well as a curatorial text. The series combines fashion, design, and self-portraiture.
Curated by Dr. Paul George, a renown Florida historian
To celebrate Bal Harbour Village’s 70th Anniversary, Unscripted Bal Harbour presented an exhibition of historical and contemporary images recounting key moments in Bal Harbour history. There images were selected by Dr. Paul
George, a renowned Florida historian.
The exhibit was located on Bal Harbour’s beautiful beachpath. This exhibit was the first of an ongoing series of outdoor public exhibitions on Bal Harbour’s beachpath.