The art fairs: they’re here!

Published on December 3, 2013 by in Miami

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The previews have already started, although many of the Art Basel week fairs don’t technically open until Thursday. But that time of the month, that time once a year for art aficionados and just aficionados of good times, has arrived. The plethora of fairs and exhibitions have spread out all over; some cost money, others […]

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Much of our view today of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Germany in the first part of the last century has been reduced to images of the Holocaust, of people waiting for trains to death camps, and of death camps. While these are crucial, critical images that must always remain in the fore, they […]

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We could all be artistic refugees

Published on November 22, 2013 by in Miami

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The images of devastation that have recently come out of the Philippines are yet another sad reminder of our precarious situation, a reminder that both natural and man-made disasters can upend our lives and send us to tent cities to scrounge out an existence. If not because of a typhoon or hurricane, it could be […]

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Take a peek at PAMM

Published on November 19, 2013 by in Miami

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It’s finally happening. The Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) will officially open soon. On a recent walk-through, we still had to wear hard hats inside and outside, but the building is almost there. The exhibits were still being installed, but there was enough hanging to get a good feel for what the international world […]

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Here’s an interesting turn of events: Fred Snitzer will now be representing Enrique Martinez Celaya. They were once neighbors in the heart of Wynwood: the sprawling, slate-gray Whale and Star studio and exhibition/lecture space of Martinez Celaya sat next to Snitzer’s gallery, which at one point last winter was going to relocate. Now Martinez Celaya […]

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Sketches, stitches and sculpture at Locust

Published on November 12, 2013 by in Miami

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The band members of Papaloko’s Haitian roots group were dressed all in white, thumping out electric, entrancing sounds at a high decibel that the crowd at Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee) couldn’t ignore — at one point it seemed as though the whole gallery space was swaying to the hypnotic music of one of […]

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The literal culinary arts

Published on November 8, 2013 by in Miami

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After snaking around numerous, well-appointed displays and installations filled with fascinating cooking equipment; beautiful, artsy dishes and cutlery; videos of restaurant design and other food-related “offerings,” on opening night of “Tapas: Spanish Design For Food,” you ended up at an interactive performance from the great Catalan mixed-media and food artist Antoni Miralda. Miralda, who with […]

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The tales time can tell

Published on November 7, 2013 by in Miami

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The exhibit “Time” that just opened at the Bass Museum has a number of interesting elements to it, including the room of queer curiosities from Hernan Bas. But make sure you spend some time in the room with works from Manny Prieres, his first solo outing at a museum, “It Was a Pleasure To Burn.” […]

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Transcending the mundane

Published on November 1, 2013 by in Miami

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“Tales in the Ground Glass: Adventures of a Badass Grandma” is one of the best titles for an exhibit. Ever. The solo photography show at Dina Mitrani Gallery from Peggy Levison Nolan has a lot to say about a lot of things, but in very small snippets. Nolan is indeed a badass grandma, in the […]

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Time is on art’s side

Published on October 30, 2013 by in Miami

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Although it may seem like there is a small lull between the next group of local openings — that may be the exhibits up for Art Basel, both for galleries and museums — in fact the art world moves here apace. For instance, the big opening this week will be that of the Bass Museum’s “Time” exhibit. […]

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