EXILE yourself in art books at the Book Fair

Published on November 21, 2014 by in Miami

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There is a super cool new addition to this year’s Miami Book Fair International, which will culminate this weekend Downtown. Artist Amanda Keeley has “opened” her new arts book lounge during the fair, which offers a mix of literary and visual arts fare. Called EXILE Book Lounge, in retrospect it’s a wonder that this type […]

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Happy 30th, ArtCenter

Published on November 18, 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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This is a year of big birthdays for South Florida’s art world. The Bass Museum had the major one – 50 years; but others too. Margulies has been around now for 15 years, Diana Lowenstein for 25, and the ArtCenter/South Florida will be celebrating 30 years, starting tomorrow night. “Thirty Years on the Road” will […]

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At the Bridges: some terrific offerings

Published on November 14, 2014 by in Miami

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Duane Hanson might be the most famous artist to have lived and worked in South Florida, and who may be more familiar elsewhere. His eerily life-like figures and busts have been shown in museums across the world, and reside in collections such as the Saatchi Gallery, the Whitney, the Smithsonian and numerous others. But Hanson, […]

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Kind of like fireworks, Emerson Dorsch is finishing off its innovative programming, called “thisishappening,” with an explosion of happenings all this week. Writers, performers and visual artists from here and across the country will transform the outdoor courtyard garden into a unique project space each day though Sunday. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Rob Goyanes – a […]

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Weighty new shows hold up the Frost

Published on November 7, 2014 by in Miami

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The Frost Art Museum is opening up its two main Art Basel-time shows tomorrow – they couldn’t be more different, but both have real heft. “Wang Qingsong: ADifinitum” is the freshest, with huge photographic prints covering the entire third floor from the contemporary Chinese artist. Wang is not one of the youngest of the new […]

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Art holds ground all over town

Published on November 4, 2014 by in Miami

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It’s that time of the year: too much too see, too little time, only so many days in a week. November will be stuffed with openings, talks, happenings, including a lot of art-centric events coming up during the Book Fair (Nov. 16-23; more on that later). So to make it easier just for this Friday, […]

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A farewell to Frost Museum’s Carol Damian

Published on October 31, 2014 by in Miami

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Carol Damian is stepping down as director of the Frost Art Museum-FIU. She’s been at the helm as both the museum and the arts community as a whole in Miami have exploded. Six years ago, the Frost unveiled their three-story new museum building on campus – a significant statement, as it literally moved from small, […]

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The poet and the painter

Published on October 29, 2014 by in Miami

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It took a long time for Miami to stand center stage, literally, as a culturally important city. So long identified as a vacuous vacation land filled with beach bunnies and cocaine cowboys, the city’s transformation into a much more significant force seemed to finally be acknowledged when homegrown Richard Blanco read his poem at the […]

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The Wolfsonian-FIU is in a transition period, awaiting to see what imprint the new director will have after the departure of longtime head Cathy Leff; with the downtown expansion; and anticipating the big Art Basel-timed exhibit “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture,” which will open 100 years after the start of […]

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Duval-Carrié joins ranks of art elite

Published on October 21, 2014 by in Miami

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Edouard Duval-Carrié needs no introduction to the local art world, or to the socially active community. Fresh off his highly acclaimed solo exhibition at PAMM last spring, Duval-Carrié has cemented a permanent place in Miami’s art pantheon. But he now joins nationally significant art practitioners such as Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Theaster Gates, Meredith Monk […]

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