Young at Art Museum knows the key to a hipster fundraiser. The museum’s third Annual Interest gathering isn’t about black ties, string quartets, and caviar; instead, you’ll get live electropop, craft beer, gourmet bites from Whole Foods, and VIP previews of two exhibitions you’ll probably still be talking about this time next year. Both of them are site-specific, immersive, and wildly ambitious, reaching well into the sky, if not the cosmos. “Orbiting Cathedrals” is the latest installation from Indian wunderkind Sri Prabha, and it sprawls across the museum’s Orientation Gallery and integrates two of its adjacent permanent exhibits. Prabha uses multi-video projections, sound, mixed media, and photo-based art to propel attendees beyond our stratosphere. Expect much the same from “Nefelibata—Cloud Walker,” the latest installation from Cuban-born duo Guerra de la Paz, in which the viewer becomes an “unscripted performer” in a meditation on the metaphoric interpretation of a cloud. Treasure Teeth will provide the dance soundtrack, and deeper-pocketed visitors can enter a raffle from which they can walk away with an original artwork created just for this show, from artists such as Francie Bishop-Good, Jami Nix-Rahn, and many more.
Annual Interest takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at Young at Art, located at 751 SW 121st Ave. in Davie. Tickets cost $25 for members and students, $50 for the general public, and $300 for art rafflers. Call 954-424-0085. or visit youngatartmuseum.org.
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015