Two for one at the Mitrani spaces

Published on May 20, 2014 by in Miami

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  The Mitrani sisters, with adjacent art spaces in Wynwood, have collaborated for the first time with a photography and video show from Chicago-based Colleen Plumb, and it’s a real success. Elegant and moving with a sense of whimsy in some cases. Let’s start with Dina Mitrani Gallery, where the photographs are hanging. They all […]

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Some fine art at Miami Light

Published on May 16, 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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It would be a real shame to miss this year’s Knight Emerging Artist series Here & Now at Miami Light, now in its 15th year. This unique event highlights local artists working in a variety of media, with commissioned pieces that are in their essence still in their formative phases – that’s the point. And […]

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Every year, one of the more innovative and exciting events that successfully melds art forms takes place in May at the Bass Museum of Art. That’s when Dance NOW! Miami makes an artistic intervention, to interpret the current art on display through a unique, one-off performance. It’s called “The Ekphrasis Project: Art From Art,” and […]

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To end its fifth-year season, ARTtuesdays/Miami will talk all about Opa-Locka. That is the city in Miami-Dade with maybe the most eccentric architecture in Florida, and that’s saying something. Although the name derives from a Seminole word, the Moorish Revival-style buildings are meant to evoke Arabian Nights and Middle Eastern terrain more than a subtropical […]

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The art action in South Beach on Wednesday night moved to the second floor of the ArtCenter/South Florida’s project space at 924 Lincoln Road, one block west of its main space. It’s a building that has come into active use since new leadership came to the Center, and often involves interactive activity. A packed room […]

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Cintas celebrates 50 years

Published on April 29, 2014 by in Miami

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It’s been 50 years now that the Cintas Foundation has been promoting cultural output from Cuba-born artists living and working outside of the island. Every year for half a century the foundation has awarded fellowships during an annual competition to writers, musicians and composers, architects and visual artists. The work of the latter is usually […]

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Cross into PAMM’s Caribbean

Published on April 25, 2014 by in Miami

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Like the Caribbean region itself, PAMM’s latest exhibit, “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” is diverse and densely populated, with artworks spanning hundreds of years and multiple styles. There is 19th-century painting, and 21st-century video; representational canvases and more abstract sculpture. Like some other vast survey shows, it really is too much to take in on […]

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The main show at MOCA is the huge solo exhibit from Wangechi Mutu, and more on that amazing survey of works in a separate review. But tucked into the back of the museum is another gem, “Flat Rock” from Brooklyn-based Virginia Overton. When you leave the gray, wool-covered walls of the front space, you encounter […]

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When Christina Pettersson’s solo show opens at the new Primary Projects space in downtown Miami, it will launch much more than the intriguing “The Castle Dismal” exhibit itself. She joins up with O, Miami poetry month, creates special events including at the Miami City Cemetery, and will host a haunted house tour. This is going […]

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El Anatsui: Shaping our new tapestries

Published on April 15, 2014 by in Miami

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The artist El Anatsui has come a long way. In his lifetime he has crossed continents and cultures, genres in art-making, decades that defined the contemporary world since World War II, and has ended up on the successful end of an important artistic and historical journey. One recent stop on that eventful path was Miami. […]

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