Galleria Ca’d’Oro, along with Cracking Art Group and REgeneration Art Project, have brought to Miami Beach the 45 “Pink Snails” for the premier of A Public Art Exhibition. Galleria Ca’d’Oro is one of Rome’s most notable contemporary galleries and in collaboration with Cracking Art Group, will display the 45 pink snails — 25 measuring 8-feet tall, 6-feet wide and 11-feet long and another 20 snails measuring 3-feet tall, 2.5-feet wide and 4-feet long throughout the city. Cracking Art Group founder Renzo Nucara will be on site while launching his solo exhibition at the Art Deco Welcome Center.
REgeneration Art Project, an international public art series, encourages awareness of environmental issues and recycling. Although temporarily invading Miami Beach for six weeks, the art series will focus on green initiatives with its 45 sculptural recycled plastic snails, with the opening reception on Nov. 19. The 45 snails will stand at key entry points to, as well as, within the city of Miami Beach — including Dade Boulevard, Lummus Park, Alton Road at 41st and 20th streets, Venetian Causeway, Collins Park, 5th Street at Lenox Avenue, and Morris Gibb Park — to demonstrate Miami Beach’s commitment to recycling and the betterment of the community.The REgeneration Art Project has garnered attention for embracing bold visuals with the use of large, colored animals in unusual environments and propelling the idea that communities should rebuild their environments into healthy ones.
The snails will eventually make their way to Collins Park in front of the Bass Museum in mid-December. Originally, the Cracking Art Group chose the snail — a symbol of nature created from recycled, artificial material with a minimal carbon footprint — because of its various messages of modernity. Since its inception, Cracking Art has appeared in more than 600 exhibitions around the globe, including last year’s popular tortoise installation at the G8 Environmental Summit in Siracusa, Italy.
Galleria Ca ‘D’Oro will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of works on display to associations that support the victims of the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.