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Miami Dutch, 'A Peace Conference in the Desert' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch with Christopher Argodale, 'Border Dance without Shoes' (2017) Film still. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch, 'Not Leather, But Apricots' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch, 'Passage with Limonium's Breath' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch, 'Rockets Fell like Rain on the Derby Line' (2017) Detail. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch, 'Rockets Fell like Rain on the Derby Line (detail)' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch Traffic in the Square (2017) Installation View. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles
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Miami Dutch with Christopher Argodale, 'Border Dance without Shoes' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.
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Miami Dutch Traffic in the Square (2017) Installation View. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles

Miami-Dutch explore the politics of belonging with padlocks, flowers + found objects in Traffic in the Square at Club Pro LA

, 22 November 2017

Miami-Dutch presented solo exhibition Traffic in the Square at Club Pro Los Angeles, which opened November 4 and is running to December 9. 

Miami Dutch, ‘South Gate Street Cries’ (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Club Pro Los Angeles.

The collaborative artist group (who reside across New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles and is comprised of Lauren Elder, Brian Khek, André Lenox, Evan Lenox, and Micah Schippa) presented a multimedia installation exploring the concept of coping, and the practice of myth-making in this process. The title alludes to mass gatherings, both as a site of protest, unrest as well as coming together. 

Large gates suspended from the ceiling are “adorned with padlocks, flowers, and other found objects,” a performative video that re-interprets the Wagah border ceremony at the between India and Pakistan plays out between the movement of two bodies, two swords welded into one, a duffel bag memorialised through resin, and a banner of found shoes: looking at different practices of identity formation, the show addresses “politics of belonging, borders, boundaries, and territorial constructs.”**

Miami-Dutch’sTraffic in the Square at Club Pro Los Angeles opened November 4 and is running to December 9, 2017.