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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)’s new documentary “Collector to Collector,” opens with Rosalind Jacobs,  whose lifelong friendships with many of the artists in the Surrealist and Dadaist movements resulted in an amazing collection of works by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and most substantially, Man Ray.   Ms. Jacobs recounts […]

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Now celebrating its 15th year presenting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to announce that artist Angel Otero has been commissioned to create a work for Art on the Move, part of an ongoing public commissions initiative. The New York-based Puerto Rican artist embeds personal history in his densely stratified abstract paintings. Otero’s investigational […]

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Sketches, stitches and sculpture at Locust

Published on 12 November 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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Reading Queer

I’m coming out. My name is Neil de la Flor, and I’m the Executive Director of Reading Queer and a writer for Knight Arts. Reading Queer, which won a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Grant, seeks to establish Miami as a diverse and vibrant center for queer literature. Our mission is to transform the lives of the […]

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Whether you’ve lived here for a month or 10 years, Miami is a city that is constantly revealing itself.  I’ve spent a lifetime walking, biking and driving this city, and I still find new layers and neighborhoods, people and ideas that make me look at my hometown in new ways. I thought about this as […]

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By Jodi Farrell, Adrienne Arsht Center In true New World-New Miami fashion, one of South Florida’s most celebrated visual artists arrived at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this week via the Miami-Dade Metromover – with paint splatters on the tips of his white Converse sneakers. Hernan Bas, New World School of the […]

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The literal culinary arts

Published on 08 November 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 07 November 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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Belaxis Buil in the first person

Published on 07 November 2013 by in Miami, Theater

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Belaxis Buil

Belaxis Buil is a keen, acute and intuitive artist. She is also a woman and mother. Through years of a seemingly fantasized life by others, Corbusier’s own self, Buil has been hit on the head by the weight and realities of life—making her a hybrid humane human in constant

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For sheer emotional extravagance and a vivid representation of the inexorability of fate, nothing quite beats a good Greek tragedy. Eugene O’Neill understood this, which is why in 1931 he offered to the public his massive three-part play, “Mourning Becomes Electra,” a treatment of the Oresteia plays of Aeschylus updated to New England at the […]

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