Nov 30 2021
Dec 05 2021
Crossing Borders Exhibit at Scope Art Show Miami

Crossing Borders Exhibit at Scope Art Show Miami

Presented by Khawam Gallery at SCOPE Art Show Miami

The exhibition showcases the works by artists from Cuba, Israel, Syria, and Switzerland share the art about their cultural history intertwined with the American experience, and the impact of their heritage, immigration, and the new American culture on their lives and art making. Although the artworks may differ esthetically, there is much that connects them conceptually. Common threads are recurrent references to their heritage history, shared experiences, indigenous mythologies, and social norms. The featured artists often invoke national art histories, either in tribute or subversion, but also engage with current happenings, and international artistic trends. These artists enter into dialogues with the traditions of the past at the same time that they participate in current global artistic discussions. Their simultaneous engagement with the past, present, and the future speaks to a singular creative present.

The artists explore history, create commentary around current happenings with mark making techniques, materials, and process in a variety of media. The exchange of ideas and acknowledgement of influence of these artists have long comprised the tenets of creative production by creating a new lexicon of post-modern commentary and imagistic anarchy, intentionally borrowing and sharing pictures that were local to their heritage and experience as a way of breaking apart conventional notions of ownership. Whether the implications are laudatory, reverent, academic, or incendiary, the playful, storied history of “originality” in art bears closer examination.

Featured works by Ilan Averbuch, Kelly Fischer, Manhal Issa, Tony Khawam, Nizar Sabour, and Esterio Segura. More information at

Free Virtual Events: A selection of cultural program has been scheduled for live events are accessible via Zoom and social media including Artist Talk, Lectures, Music, Poetry, Performance, Film Screening and Culinary Talk.

Admission Info
Dates & Times

2021/11/30 - 2021/12/05

Location Info

SCOPE Art Show Miami

801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139