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Events: February 24, 2018

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger is organized by PAMM Curator René Morales and presented by Citi with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead individual support received from Dennis Richard and Susan Bell Richard, Mark and Nedra Oren, and George Lindemann. Support from the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami and Veuve Clicquot is also gratefully acknowledged.

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Dara Friedman (b. 1968, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; lives in Miami) uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. A former student of the famously rigorous Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka, Friedman engages tendencies in 20th-century experimental cinema that call for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. The artist crafts each of her films with meticulous care, making precise choices with respect to camerawork, film stock, and editing strategy while taking into consideration every aspect of the presentation of her work in physical space, from the scale of the images to the specific qualities of the playback equipment. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward gestures and situations that she has planned out in advance and that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines.

Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes. In recent years, Friedman has increasingly explored the charged boundaries between the public and private spheres, working with musicians, dancers, actors, and other individuals selected through casting calls and auditions. These experimental collaborations dovetail with the artist’s longstanding endeavor to use her work as a means of engendering empathy while pounding on the walls that separate viewer from subject, artist from audience, self from other.

Spanning more than 20 years of creative production, this immersive exhibition is Friedman’s first mid-career survey, and the largest presentation of her work to date.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 170 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition. The diverse meanings placed on the horizon—which include it as a symbol of longing, containment or desire—radiate across the additional works on view. Produced in various media, such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, these contemplative artworks help generate a discussion regarding the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social, and political environment, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Jorge M. Pérez. On the Horizon is presented in three distinct, yet interconnected “chapters,” with a new chapter opening every three months. Chapter 2: Abstracting History is on view untilJanuary 7, 2018.

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This exhibition is presented by City National Bank with additional support provided by Cidade Matarazzo, Crystal & Co., and Pomellato.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

www.pamm.org/horizon

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

A season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)'s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

Performances will include two interactive projects on Miami Beach at the Fillmore and at the New World Center.

Location

Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdclivearts.org

Globalfest on the Road

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Globalfest on the Road: The Golden Age of Latin Music Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza. Co-presented by FUNDarte.

Mexico and Cuba combine musical forces when infectious indie mambo band Orkestra Mendoza and the Chicano band Las Cafeteras team up for an explosive evening of Latin sounds.

*VIP ticket includes preffered table seating and one complimentary drink.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

10th Anniversary season of Jazz Roots: Miami’s Best Jazz Series!

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 10th Anniversary season of JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the globe to our own Knight Concert Hall – acclaimed as one of the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age!

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We’ll kick off the 2017-2018 season with Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Tribute, a star-studded celebration of the First Lady of Song’s centennial birthday. In December, we are excited to host the globally celebrated musician, educator and current bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human. We begin 2018 with a collaboration that spans generations – teen prodigy and two-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Joey Alexander and his trio shares the stage with Grammy Award-winning legend Ramsey Lewis and his quartet. In February 10-time Grammy winner George Benson returns to the Arsht Center and will be joined by ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, who has collaborated with Dave Koz, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. In March, we welcome back the 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter with Sara Gazarek, hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer.” The season concludes in April with Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés with Irakere 45.

6-show packages start at just $232. Subscribe now & save up to 25%!

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Florida Grand Opera: Rising Stars Cabaret

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM - English

Florida Grand Opera Rising Stars Concert features members of the 2017-18 Young Artists Program in a special Opera Cabaret celebrating more than 400 years of opera and musical theater. Experience some of the world’s most beloved arias and songs from Milan to Broadway!

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Small Mouth Sounds

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Written by Bess Wohl
  • Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says, “it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” And New York Magazine declares “it deserves to be seen and re-seen!” It’s a theatrical experience and an emotional journey you will never forget.

In the quiet of the woods, six strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons, their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds is “a remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes.” (Time Out New York)

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Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

If I Forget by Steven Levenson

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

A powerful tale of a Jewish-American family and a culture at odds with itself. Three siblings reunite to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, they negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.

”Passionate and provoking! Brainy in its arguments and visceral in its emotions!”

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenu, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Black Barbershops in Miami

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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In 2006, the Miami-Dade Public Library System invited Miami photojournalist and documentarian Noelle Théard to create a new body of work in response to a series of photographs in the Library's permanent collection by Richard Davenport. Théard responded to the Davenport photographs, which depict black barbershops in Miami during the early 1980s, by revisiting some of the same barbershops in December of 2006. Both sets of photos are included in the exhibition.

Noelle Théard is a photographer and educator who holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University and an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design. She is a cofounder of FotoKonbit, a nonprofit that teaches photography in Haiti in order to provide Haitians with training and the opportunity to tell their own stories through photography.

Richard Davenport was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was raised in New York City. He returned to North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro to study photography. Through his photography, he has been involved in a variety of teaching and work experiences. In the summer of 1980, he taught a six-week workshop for children at the Miami-Dade Public Library System's Lemon City Branch.

Location

Downtown Miami Area
2111 SW 19th ST., Miami, FL 33145 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is a pictorial account of the struggles that the Cuban exile community has endured since Fidel Castro's rise to power, and the successes they have achieved in the United States. Having covered the Cuban exile community and its struggle for freedom extensively throughout the years, Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company now present this journalistic chronology, which showcases the spirit and accomplishments of the Cuban American community. The permanent exhibition is housed at the College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, itself central to the story of Cubans in the United States.

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MDC’s Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. Government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. “The building is significant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War,” reports the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also called the Freedom Tower the “Ellis Island of the South.” Though it operated in that capacity for only 12 years, the building has become an icon representing the faith that democracy brought to troubled lives, the generosity of the American people and a hopeful beginning that assured thousands a new life in a new land.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., MIAMI, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

museum@mdc.edu

MDCMOAD.ORG

Shelter Design

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM - English

Partnering with architects and artists, this exhibition explores the various ways in which innovative design can be used for humanitarian purposes and how it can help those affected by the current refugee crisis, mass migration and natural disasters. Museum patrons will be able to experience physical iterations of these designs, from an actual shelter being used by Ecuador earthquake victims today to refuge-inspired clothing designed by Womenswear Designer of the Year, Angela Luna.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible such as electricity and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular visual and material vocabulary to modify architectural spaces, including colored neon and sculptural acoustic foam, creating installations that offer a precise, highly mediated experience of sound and light.

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PAMM has commissioned Mirza to produce a new work for its double-height gallery. For this project, A C I D G E S T, he will create a specialized technical system that will transmit an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that act in coordination with one another so that different colors are activated by corresponding noise frequencies. This system will produce a choreographed experience of sound and light based on a concrete poem the artist has created, which serves as a score for a dynamic installation that redefines our phenomenological experience of the space.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Within Genres

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Informed by these interests in art history, the current presentation of the permanent collection—installed thematically within two rooms on the first floor and four rooms on the second—is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy of genres that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Vizcaya presents Overload, a new exhibition on view December 6, 2017 through April 2, 2018. Five arts have been commissioned to explore the activation of the senses in this immersive exhibition created for the estate. Artist include Katherine Behar (NY, NY), David Brooks (NY, NY), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Miami, FL), Arnout Meijer (Amsterdam, NL) and Tanja Smeets (Utrecht, NL). The artists work emphasizes engagement and considers how the activation of the senses can alter the experience of a space.

Location

Vizcaya Village
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 (Map)

Contact Information

Gina Wouters

305-860-8453

bit.ly/OvrloadViz

www.vizcaya.org

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