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Stone Island Unveils Motocross-Meets-Art Installation: "ANNEX"

Featuring a group artwork experience and a celebratory film.

Stone Island unveiled a multidisciplinary, motocross-meets-art activation titled ANNEX, which doubles as an experience curated by Katja Horvat and a celebratory film by director Thibaut Grevet, at the Institute of Contemporary Art during Miami Art Week.

ANNEX presents a group artwork exhibition on an actual motocross track on the outskirts of Miami. At the exhibition’s opening, motocross riders performed the circuit, 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.”

“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.”

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.

Watch the film above.

Elsewhere, Banksy is selling T-shirts to benefit the four people who toppled the Statue of Edward Colston.

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