Oh, so they have internet on computers now? – Homer Simpson When William Ralston Balch set out to write the The Complete Compendium of Universal Knowledge in 1895 it was a mammoth undertaking that eventually led to a prototype for the first encyclopedias. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and you’ll find local artist Daniel [...]
Last night in Sunny Isles Beach I saw the St. Pauli Girl running around with a woman in a purple wig, who appeared to be breast feeding a pair of cotton dolls. Another typical South Florida Halloween. If you’re looking for atypical, then I suggest you head over to Hoy Como Ayer tonight for the [...]
Grab a friend and head to Locust Projects Friday, Nov 6 as the nonprofit hosts its annual Smash N Grab fundraiser. The consistently well attended & reviewed event pairs contemporary artists and collectors (amateur & established). Invest in a $425 raffle ticket and you’re guaranteed to go home with one of 100 works designed by [...]
Time was, if you lived in or near a big American city, that the orchestra in your neighborhood would drag out spooky light classics to celebrate Halloween: the Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, perhaps the Sorcerer’s Apprentice of Paul Dukas. Those days are pretty much gone, and the celebration itself isn’t what [...]
Art critic Janet Batet weighs in on the Guillermo Kutica exhibit on display at MAM through Jan 17. Guillermo Kuitca is one of the most beloved figures of Latin American contemporary art. His work is the expression of man’s ontological problems that become sensitive in our contemporary age. Kuitca (Buenos Aires, 1961) supports his entire polyphonic [...]
Argentine artist, Guillermo Kuitca’s, work is currently on view at MAM in show that will run through Art Basel to January 17. The MAM boasts that it’s the “The most comprehensive survey of Guillermo Kuitca’s work ever presented in North America,” including more than 50 canvases and 25 works on paper.
This weekend I’ve been resting up, and looking ahead to the 130 events crammed into just 13 hours for this year’s Sleepless Night from 6pm to 7am on November 7 on Miami Beach. I do plan to get some sleep on Sleepless Night, though, as long as I can hunker down beside the banks of [...]
Beginning in October, the Miami Music Project Ensemble began its mission of performing classical to Miami-Dade public school students. In five days the group performed to over 2,100 Miami-Dade students – and were overwhelmingly pleased with reactions from performers, teachers and students. Executive director Richard Harris passed along some first-hand feedback… “It was amazing that this [...]
This Saturday (Oct 24) at 7:30pm, [NAME] publications and the incomparable Sweat Records will be hosting a release party for Beatriz Monteavaro’s brilliant new book QUIET VILLAGE. Along with 84 pages of awesome drawings, collages, playlists and other weird annotations, the book also includes a nice essay by Kathleen Hudspeth and a CD by the [...]
Quiet Village, by Miami-based artist Beatriz Monteavaro, is the latest book to be released on writer/artist Gean Moreno’s [NAME] Publications imprint, and this Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30, Sweat Records will be hosting the release show for it.