Just now, on the phone, David Rohn reminded me that performance art emerged at the height of minimalism. You know, all those people walking on pieces of broken glass for hours. It could get, in Rohn’s estimation, a bit “ponderous.” But there’s none of that when Rohn and his long-time life and art partner Danilo [...]
NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knight Foundation Awards Infuse Local Arts Scene with $3.7 Million Miami City Ballet Regains Live Orchestra; Wynwood Gets Arts Incubator; Indie Record Store Expands Community Programming MIAMI (Nov. 30, 2009) Emerging from 1,562 applications, 20 winners today received $3.7 million in the 2009 Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest [...]
Shepard Fairey. We saw a lot of him last year, during the 2008 presidential race, when his iconic “HOPE” image of Obama became one of the most recognizable of the election.
After all the turkey, the mashed potatoes,and the gravy, what I’m most grateful for this week was having seen Vuyani Dance Theatre‘s performance of “Beautiful Me.” And for Miami Dade College’s Cultura del Lobo series that consistently brings us such artistic triumphs. Maqoma had me before “hello,” before he was even visible, with a single [...]
He’ll be returning to local stages next week to lead the Master Chorale of South Florida and the Boca Raton Symphonia in complete performances of Handel’s Messiah, but what he’s focused most on these days is reaching 2,000 children in the Miami-Dade school system. In an interview I had with him earlier this month at [...]
Not everyone is happy about Art Basel and all the subsequent events that accompany the celebrated art fair every year, the first week of December. For some people in the local art world, in fact, the fair has become like a dark cloud that yearly descends upon the city.
Think you’ve got it bad with the crazy relatives this Thanksgiving? Check out South Florida author John Dufresne’s novel, Requiem, Mass. Holidays are occasions for dad to pass out, sis to walk the cat in a baby stroller, and mom to pretend her kids are alien replacements.
Be sure to check out MAM’s latest Space as Medium exhibition, on view today through February 28. Featuring artists like William Anastasi, Lynda Benglis, Tom Burr, Ryan Gander, Katharina Grosse, Wade Guyton, Nicolas Lobo, and Rachel Whiteread, the show highlights the development of artistic works and methods that critique, subvert, manipulate, or distort, conventions of [...]
You know the holidays are almost here when suddenly everything seems to be about the kids. This weekend you can take your tykes to see the first in the Orchestra Miami series of free children’s concerts or haul your inner child to a free show by Dan Zanes.
December is days away, which means only one thing down here – BASEL. Economy aside, we’re still expecting parties, exhibits and fairs galore. That being said, those on a budget have a new lodging option this year courtesy of The Upper Eastside Garden – Camp Basel.