For many people, record covers have the capacity to trigger memories and convey emotion in the most personal way, making them significant not only as tangible connections to music, but for some, as a first encounter with visual art. Cover to Cover is an installation in The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl in which artists were commissioned to create an artwork by selecting twenty LP records based on cover visuals. Miami Art Museum asked Miami-based collectors to choose four records from their own collections that are both personally meaningful and visually compelling.
Hear their selections at MAM, during The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, on view March 18 – June 10, 2012. The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl is on view at MAM from March 18 – June 10, 2012.
DJ Le Spam Talks about his fetish for records and shows us he extensive record collection.
Artist Xaviera Simmons talks about combining her history as a DJ and her love for records to create the artworks that are currently on display.
According to Trevor Schoonmaker, who organized The Record as curator of contemporary art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, this exhibition “imagines the record as a lens through which artists view the world, and demonstrates art’s singular ability to reveal the extraordinary, the elemental power of everyday objects by transforming them into something new.”
Renee Morales discusses how artists over the years have used records either as the subject matter for their art, or have used them as their medium.
Record Producer and Executive Larry Rosen talks about his favorite records (Count Basie, Dave Bruceck Quartet & Jon Lucien).
Indy lable President Emile Milgrim talks about the album cover art of the artists that are on her lable. One of the albums actually folds into a four-walled house.
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