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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By Lauren Reskin, Sweat Records This Saturday, April 19th head out to Sweatstock #5! It’s a free, all ages block party/pop-up music festival celebrating Sweat Records’ 9-year anniversary and Record Store Day 2014. Doors open at 9am for the Record Store Day exclusive releases. At 2pm the Awesome Foundation Street Stage and the Audio Junkie […]
O, Miami founder, Knight Arts grantee and FIU grad P. Scott Cunningham is profiled in this month’s FIU Magazine. “The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible,” writes author Dan Grech. “He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might […]
The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]
Classical ballet is a language that I didn’t get. I struggled to find relevance in an excruciatingly hetero-normative and patriarchal art form where a woman is forced (trained) to effortlessly transport herself across a stage on
By Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque Wouldn’t it be ideal if we had an opportunity to expand our minds with a discussion and collaborative explanation of the aesthetic elements of films we see, with the actual filmmakers and professional critics? Well, a new series at Miami Beach Cinematheque has been developed, and is generously supported […]
There is a strain in North American art practices to shy away from overtly political commentary – that, of course, is a sweeping statement, but European, African and Latin American artists seem to wade into that territory more often. Miami, sitting on the edge of several worlds, can slide to either side. “SOS Venezuela,” opening […]
Between the “boom boom now” and the “boom boom pow” of the Ultra Music Festival, Puccini’s ultra-tragic opera, Tosca, opened at the Arsht Center. Unlike the Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) awkward and overly-acted production of Nabucco last month, Tosca soared. It walked a
By Arts for Learning/Miami Arts for Learning ArtWorks intern Aaliyah Wilkerson made her directorial debut with a student production of Bourbon at the Border by Pearl Cleage, presented at New World School of the Arts from February 28th – March 2nd, 2014. A4L caught up with Aaliyah recently to ask her a few questions about her […]
By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer For the next few weeks, poetry is the language of Miami. But the monthlong O, Miami poetry festival, funded by Knight Foundation, is an ambitious proposition well beyond the literary. This year, the event includes a greater emphasis on Spanish language programming, an approach highlighted by encounters […]