Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Interview with Rosa de la Cruz of the De la Cruz Collection

December 1, 2010
By Alexandra Figueredo

An interview with collector Rosa de la Cruz reveals the inspiration for this year’s exhibits, the schedule of events and her thoughts on Art Basel –Miami Beach.

Q: What new Collection/Exhibits will you be featuring during Art Basel?

A: The inspiration for this year's installation is a portrait by Salvador Dali of Carlos' mother -- Dolores Suero Falla -- from 1955. I thought it would be interesting to install works from our late 20th and 21st century art collection around this great historical and at the same visionary work. Dali was a futurist. His multiple subjectivities as a painter and film director no doubt reflect the art of the 21st century. Many artists today are more interested in process than in the final product. Like Dali, they are interested in film, music, theater and different mediums. Today art is about multiple definitions.

We are presently installing works from more than 60 artists -- Ugo Rondinone, Salvador Dali, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ana Mendieta, Rudolf Stingel, Aaron Curry, Sterling Ruby, Elad Lassry, Simon Starling, Nick Lobo, Damian Ortega, Mark Handforth, Arturo Herrera, Alex Hubbard, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton, Christy Gast, Sarah Braman and others.

Q: Are there any special events you would like to highlight during Art Basel?

A: The space in the Design District will be open during Basel [starting] Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be serving coffee and pastries. No need to make reservations for the space.

Our home in Key Biscayne will be open for breakfast, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., by appointment only. Reservations can be made by email.
We have no plans to open in the evening.

Q: What are your general feelings about this Art Basel season?

A: The wonderful thing about the Basel season is that you get to see so many people from the art world in Miami. This is a time of the year when Miami becomes a destination place. You should see the emails that we are getting from all over the world of persons that are interested in viewing the collection. There are many European collectors coming this year.

The De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space is located at 23 NE 41st Street, Design District, Miami, Florida. For more information on the collection, visit

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