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An artist who sets the stage

Miami // January 27, 2012

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Miami native and now New York-based artist Daniel Arsham is having a pretty good week nationally, as works that reveal his broad reach into artistic exploration will be on show from coast to coast. Arsham’s first Los Angeles solo show just opened up at OHWOW, “the fall, the ball, and the wall.” As has become […]

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Now playing at DIA: “plant (3D)”

Detroit, Uncategorized // January 27, 2012

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The Packard plant, at one point the most advanced automobile plant in the world, was shuttered and abandoned in 1958, and since then has become one of the more notorious ruins in the country. A vast and sprawling structure, it remains a definitive symbol of Detroit’s economic decline. It has been thoroughly explored and photographed, […]

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“Duett: Alanna Lawley & Matt Giel” at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia // January 26, 2012

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Duett Giel

To kick off 2012, Grizzly Grizzly introduces the show “Duett: Alanna Lawley & Matt Giel.” The project, initially proposed and facilitated by art writer Becky Hunter, has two artists working together on a long-distance, collaborative installation in response to a location and to one another. Alanna Lawley is a British, Berlin-based artist, and Matt Giel […]

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Arts & Science Council is transforming Charlotte

Charlotte, Uncategorized // January 26, 2012

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The Arts & Science Council (a Knight Arts grantee) is transforming our city through its creative and innovative programming. Some Charlotteans may not realize the magnitude of what this organization is doing in their own backyard. Or, they know them by name but not really what they do. As we head into the National spotlight, […]

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Application period for 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami

KAC Miami, Miami // January 26, 2012

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Dream big South Florida – it’s almost time to send in your best ideas for the South Florida arts! On Tuesday, Feb 21. the application period for the next round of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami will officially open. The challenge, now in its fifth year, is a community-wide contest to find the best ideas for […]

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Finding Miami Beach’s “Pulse”

Miami, Music, Theater // January 26, 2012

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If you haven’t been to “Pulse” at the New World Symphony, you haven’t experienced one of the most exhilarating and energetic fusions of live electronica with classical music anywhere. For four hours last Friday night, the famed New World Center turned into a mega nightclub, a new age spacecraft, where a nebulae

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Where to get your arts fix at the St. Paul Winter Carnival

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater, Uncategorized // January 25, 2012

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In the heart of midwinter, every year since 1886, our city cuts loose for the “coolest celebration on earth,” the St. Paul Winter Carnival. It’s the oldest winter festival in the nation and a fantastically, even ridiculously varied civic celebratory mish-mash: there are curling and snow plow competitions, as befits the season, as well as […]

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Up for the future: ArtCenter/South Florida

Uncategorized // January 24, 2012

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  ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) made it official that it is embarking on a new journey with the appointment of Maria del Valle as executive director, starting off the Year of the Dragon with a roar. Del Valle is being brought back from Madrid (her hometown), where she had gone to work after […]

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The Sun Ra Arkestra, West Philly Orchestra and Impressionist at The Blockley

Music, Philadelphia // January 24, 2012

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Sun Ra’s Arkestra

On Saturday, Jan. 21, The Blockley, near University City, hosted three bands of rather different styles: Impressionist, West Philadelphia Orchestra and The Sun Ra Arkestra. Although their configurations are fairly similar in regards to large bands and horn sections, their varied musical styles are dynamic, danceable and deep in outer space, respectively. First onto the stage […]

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Staring down the apocalypse

Detroit // January 24, 2012

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The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) sits as the sole remaining building on its block at Warren and Rosa Parks, in a seemingly abandoned neighborhood in a city that, until very recently, had been all but forgotten beyond its borders. A fitting venue for “The Apocalypse Show,” a wild assortment of media and performance-based […]

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