The NestGen Project and Florida International University Honors College plunge into Art Basel Week and the South Florida art scene by bringing a unique and artistic event in front of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Curated by Leonor Anthony, FIU Honors College artist-in-residence and founder and curator of the Honors College art collection, and Bartus Bartolomes. The curators were accompanied by 30 internationally-acclaimed artists to create the first in many of the NestGen’s worldwide campaign.
The Florida International University inaugural exhibition has been featured globally in multiple online and printed publications including ArtDistrict Miami, Nagari Magazine from Spain, and so on.
The NestGen Project is an initiative comprised of a group internationally-renowned contemporary artists seeking to raise awareness of environmental preservation through the aesthetical interpretation of nests. The goal of the project is to support education, advocacy, communication and interaction with the public using art as the vehicle to communicate the urgency of action to safeguard the ecological state of our planet.
Through artistic installations, NestGen seeks to incorporate a call to collective conscience regarding our planet and the promotion of reuse, reduce and recycle principles. The aim is to build a creative laboratory — an eco-sustainable exchange of materials, ideas and themes that will hopefully motivate consciousness.
Nests are places of refuge utilized by animals to procreate and care for their descendants. Nest, created piece by piece, signify a place of comfort, a place of peace. We start with the premise that life on Earth has entered its most precarious phase in history. We are aware of serious threats not only to human life, but to the lives of all species of plants and animals and of the entire ecosphere in all its beauty and complexity, including the processes that create and shape lifes diversity. Its is the grave and growing threats to the health of our beautiful planet that motivates our activities.