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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A burst of new painting from Glexis Novoa

Published on October 17, 2014 by in Miami

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Glexis Novoa is one of Miami’s more prominent and well-known artists. His black-and-white graphite constructs of a utopian metropolis gone wrong – cold, otherworldy, bereft of emotion – often site-specific to gallery and museum walls, have become part of the lexicon of contemporary art being made in Miami. But before he set up in Miami […]

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Get in the mood with landscape painting

Published on October 14, 2014 by in Miami

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It’s so nice to realize that landscape painting has not died, and that some of the best of it is still, well, old school. A great case in point: the gorgeous paintings of Scott Armetta hanging in the artist-run GucciVuitton gallery. Walk around Armetta’s world, and be transported into a clearly Florida landscape just before […]

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Julian Schnabel helps kick off art season

Published on October 10, 2014 by in Miami

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Although Art Basel Miami Beach is still two months in the future, museums are starting to pull out their big guns and unveil the exhibits they will feature during that frenetic, international art week. The NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is one of them. Now under the direction of former MOCA leader Bonnie Clearwater, […]

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MOCA unveils new face

Published on October 3, 2014 by in Miami

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It’s been a long hot summer for those who loved the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA). The ugly break-up of the institution that really started last winter left the museum bare for the summer, with a splinter group of board of directors decamping and a huge question mark about what would remain hovering. […]

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