Stone Island Debuts “ANNEX” a Motocross-Meets-Art Installation

ANNEX, a multidisciplinary motocross-meets-art activation curated by Katja Horvat and a celebratory film by director Thibaut Grevet, was unveiled at the Institute of Contemporary Art during Miami Art Week.

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ANNEX features artists Agathe Snow, Alicia Mersy, Ana Kraš, Bill Kouligas, Frank Dorrey, ILL Studio, Jessy Nite, Leo Gabin, Lucien Smith, Mario Ayala, Soft Baroque, Yngve Holen and 4WorthDoing.

ANNEX presents a group art exhibition on an actual motocross track on Miami’s outskirts. Motocross riders performed the circuit at the exhibition’s opening, while guests viewed each piece along the track.

“By placing art onto the motocross track, we display pieces in an environment that is not traditionally a place for high art,” said Horvat in a statement. “In doing so, we highlight the influence of each of the works with a shift from aesthetic to thought.”

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“Re-contextualization in the outdoor environment brings an additional conversation to each piece,” she added. “While the juxtaposition at the track creates contrast, the objects are presented to co-exist with the place rather than disrupt it. The immersion in a live environment active with moto riders brings functionality to the artworks and introduces a broader narrative to both the track and the art.”


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