Axel Void is pleased to present a project that he has been been working on for the past two years. Home is a body of work exhibited in a residential house on the 14th and 15th of April on 25th street in Wynwood, Miami. The house will be demolished together with the paintings on the 16th of April.
The Home project explores the life of Ana and Julio Serrano, a Puerto Rican couple who moved to Miami in 1962 with their two sons Julio and Anibal. They bought the house on 25th street and would remain in this home until their last days.
‘I got in touch with Anibal to commemorate their story and the life of this community. Julio and Ana where a beloved couple, by their extended family and neighbours. They celebrated big parties and get together. Anibal recalls one Christmas where two hundred people came to their home to play music, eat and dance. The house is the last standing on the street, a neighbourhood remembered by the Serrano family as a lively and vibrant place‘ he says.This project intends to underline the changes our generation has brought to the area and our communities generally. The area is now largely developed and gentrified as an arts district and is growing to other neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Overtown.
This is a tribute to the story of this home and neighbourhood. Intending to celebrate and preserve the lives of the everyday families from the past and embrace the ones we still have in our present.
Make sure to be there for the vernissage on 14th 4pm – 7:30pm and again on the 16th for the finessage from 10am – 12pm and the demolition of the house will start at 12pm.
This project is curated by Alex Saa and co-organized by Reginald O’neal and Charlotte Pyatt.
Photos of the paintings by Mateo Serna Zapata Design goods by Ella Arie