For the opening of Art Basel week in Miami, Friends of New World Symphony (NWS) and Frameless Gallery held a private viewing of the latest works by Colombian artist Alejandro Ospina titled “Quartet for the End of Time.”
The title is borrowed from a chamber piece written by Olivier Messiaen’s in 1941 in Gorlitz concentration camp. In his latest work Ospina uses compositional skeleton of The Flowering Apple Tree by Piet Mondrian and turns to Messiaen’s music to produce four visual algorithms taking the work to the edge of where canvas meets stained glass.
The preview brought together the worlds of art and music in the intimate setting of the rooftop garden of the New World Center designed by Frank Gehry.
Photographed by Benjamin Bastnelli