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Force and Form

Bringing together works from the de la Cruz Collection by artists whose practices deal with identity, gender, power, and social values, “Force and Form” investigates traditional practices within the realm of popular culture and human intervention.

Acting as a response to the rise of accessible communication and global technological advancements, the exhibition breaks down digital language and opens discussion surrounding media and consumption. Continuing the ongoing study of the history of the de la Cruz Collection and contemporary visual culture, “Force and Form” showcases 100 works from 48 artists and spans artist careers over three decades.

Privately funded by “super-collectors” Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz the collection, which opened in Miami’s Design District in 2009, has proved itself to be a major hub for showcasing the latest in contemporary art. Snapping up emerging artists and enthusiastic about acquiring new movements, each year the de la Cruz Collection changes its annual exhibition especially for Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as offering an extensive program of lectures and workshops all year round and all free of charge.

See inside “Force and Form” at the de la Cruz Collection in this exclusive online exhibition below.

KATHYRN ANDREWS, Black Bars; Dejeuner No. 1 (Girl with Napkin, visor, Lemon, lighter and shuttlecock), 2016
KATHYRN ANDREWS, Black Bars; Dejeuner No. 1 (Girl with Napkin, visor, Lemon, lighter and shuttlecock), 2016
TAUBA AUERBACH, Shadow Weave – Façade Split Wave II, 2013
TAUBA AUERBACH, Shadow Weave – Façade Split Wave II, 2013
JOE BRADLEY, Egyptian Freek, 2010
JOE BRADLEY, Egyptian Freek, 2010
JOE BRADLEY, TBT, 2016
JOE BRADLEY, TBT, 2016
DAN COLEN, Vengeance, 2015-16
DAN COLEN, Vengeance, 2015-16
DAN COLEN, Help, 2014
DAN COLEN, Help, 2014
AARON CURRY, My Body is Machine Gun, 2011
AARON CURRY, My Body is Machine Gun, 2011

We always try to build relationships with the artists in the collection. Our exhibitions are a collective effort that includes the voice of the artists. This exchange helps us build possibilities that extend beyond our understanding of current art practices, and allows for the inclusion of the artists’ vision.

Rosa de la Cruz
STERLING RUBY, Burning Landscape, 2016
STERLING RUBY, Burning Landscape, 2016
SALVADOR DALÍ, Portrait of Dolores Suero, 1955
SALVADOR DALÍ, Portrait of Dolores Suero, 1955
ISA GENZKEN, Nefertiti Sculpture, 2015
ISA GENZKEN, Nefertiti Sculpture, 2015
PETER DOIG, Baked, 1990
PETER DOIG, Baked, 1990
KALLEY WALKER, Black Star Press (Rotated 180 Degrees): Press Star, Press Black, 2006
KALLEY WALKER, Black Star Press (Rotated 180 Degrees): Press Star, Press Black, 2006
ALEX ISRAEL, Untitled (Flats), 2012
ALEX ISRAEL, Untitled (Flats), 2012
ALBERT OEHLEN, Untitled (Baum 56), 2015
ALBERT OEHLEN, Untitled (Baum 56), 2015
GLENN LIGON, Masquerade #4, 2006
GLENN LIGON, Masquerade #4, 2006
NATE LOWMAN, In Pieces And In Stitches, 2017
NATE LOWMAN, In Pieces And In Stitches, 2017
LAURA OWENS, Untitled, 2016
LAURA OWENS, Untitled, 2016
LAURA OWENS, Untitled, 2016
LAURA OWENS, Untitled, 2016
Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2008
Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2008
WILFREDO LAM, Femme, 1942
WILFREDO LAM, Femme, 1942
STERLING RUBY, Hadron Collider (Dark), 2015
STERLING RUBY, Hadron Collider (Dark), 2015

The de la Cruz Collection is featured in the Art Guide.