Miya Ando

Miya Ando Press: The global reach of 9/11 through the memorials across the world, September 11, 2021 - Nathaniel Bahadursingh

The global reach of 9/11 through the memorials across the world

September 11, 2021 - Nathaniel Bahadursingh

Since the events of 9/11 twenty years ago, a vast array of memorials, from modest sculptures to landscaped gardens, have been erected across the world, honoring the victims, survivors, and first responders.

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Miya Ando Press: 9/11 steel sculpture art piece available for viewing in Corralitos, September 10, 2021 - Phil Gomez

9/11 steel sculpture art piece available for viewing in Corralitos

September 10, 2021 - Phil Gomez

Local artist Miya Ando commemorated the events of 9/11 with a steel sculpture created from material from the World Trade Center.

The sculpture is called "Reflectivity: September 11 memorial sculpture" and it sits 3,000 miles away from New York and rests at the Corralitos Cal Fire station to honor the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice 20 years ago.

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Miya Ando Press: 9/11 20th anniversary London: The memorial you can visit, September 10, 2021 - Immy Share

9/11 20th anniversary London: The memorial you can visit

September 10, 2021 - Immy Share

It has been 20 years since the world came to a halt on September 11, 2001 when the United States of America was attacked.

 

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Miya Ando Plays with Clouds and Sky

August 9, 2019 - Billy Arnold

Artist reception: Miya Ando, “Clouds, Suns, Stars” 

5 to 8 p.m. Saturday August 10, 2019

 

 

Miya Ando Press: Sora Versailles , February 13, 2019

Sora Versailles

February 13, 2019

FAENA CLOUD BUILDING Commissioned by Faena Art  

Artwork title: “Sora Versailles”, 133 x103 ft, printed mesh

VERSAILLES HOTEL

3425 COLLINS AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH

 

This large-scale installation examines perception, as the historic Versailles Building is transformed into the sky itself, becoming void-like or transparent. The installation investigates one’s relationship to time as sunset and sunrise are depicted on the four sides of the building.

The Japanese kanji  is pronounced “Sora” and means sky or heaven. This word also has another reading, pronounced “kū” and means “emptiness or void”. Void is one of the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, void). “Sora Versailles” installation is inspired by the idea of both sky and emptiness. In Buddhism as well as in Quantum Physics, the fundamental nature of reality is that all constituent forms that make up the universe are temporary, a concept termed ‘Sunyata.’ Artist Miya Ando pays homage to the  building’s original architect Roy France’s design philosophy of “let in the air and sun” as she wraps one of Miami’s most iconic buildings in clouds.

Photo: Kerry McLaney

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