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Art Exhibition: Implanted by Sara Averbook Kaplan

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Sara Averbook Kaplan is a visual artist and arts activator based in Miami, FL. As a South Florida native, Kaplan feels a responsibility to bring a resurgence of magic, consciousness and connection to nature to her city and community. With The Miami Beach Botanical Garden as her current muse Kaplan is creating a coloring book and painting exhibition based on the historic land, it’s vegetation and fascinating inhabitants. Kaplan received her BFA in Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts, has collaborated with fashion and beauty brands such as FENDI and diptyque. You can find her daily in her Little River studio Visual Arts Group.

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Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras by MOAD MDC

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

MOAD MDC presents Black Power Naps-Siestas Negras by Navild and Sosa, a multi-sensory, interactive installation designed to provide joyful and relaxing relief from fatiguing systems of inequality. The installation will serve as a platform for several special live events, including Guided Nap Meditations led by the artists and live DJ soundscapes performed from bed. Black Power Naps-Siestas Negras invites visitors to lounge on a variety of embellished beds, replete with gauzy canopies, serene lighting, therapeutic sound vibrations, and other restorative props. Correlating the exhaustion tactics once used to subjugate slaves with contemporary systems of exploitation and erosive fatigue, artists Navild and Sosa offer this energetic repair as a way to reclaim laziness and idleness as power for those historically deprived of it.

Museum admission and open-to-the-publicMuseum admission: $12 adults; $8 seniors and military; $5 students (13–17) and college students (with valid ID); free for MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under. Accessibility challenges: please call for details.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

305-237-7710

www.mdcmoad.org

Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MOAD presents a series of public programs related to its current exhibition, Where the Oceans Meet. Rather than a formal sit-down lecture, MOAD's "Discussions In Situ' are engaging, conversational, and scholarly exhibition tours lead by a wide array of interdisciplinary experts. While pointing to specific art work and archival material on view, Tsang sparks a conversation on "The Hidden Cabrera,' highlighting Cabrera's biography and research methods.

Where the Oceans Meet is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Edouard Glissant. The show is comprised of an international group of artists and collectives consider notions of shifting and porous borders€”and how crossing borders has shaped our world. They articulate various aspects of the two scholars' thoughts on race, diaspora, colonialization, creolization, language, and territory, particularly with regards to Miami's position in a world that never stops turning.

Where the Oceans Meet will be on view until January 12, 2020.

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Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

In the Cone of Uncertainty foregrounds Haegue Yang’s (b. 1971, Seoul) consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materializing the complexity of identities in flux. Living between Seoul and Berlin, Yang employs industrially produced quotidian items, digital processes, and labor-intensive craft techniques. She mobilizes and enmeshes complex, often personal, histories and realities vis-a-vis sensual and immersive works by interweaving narrative with form. Often evoking performative, sonic and atmospheric perceptions with heat, wind and chiming bells, Yang’s environments appear familiar, yet engender bewildering experiences of time and place.

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The exhibition presents a selection of Yang’s oeuvre spanning the last decade – including window blind installations, anthropomorphic sculptures, light sculptures, and mural-like graphic wallpaper – taking its title from an expression of the South Florida vernacular, that describes the predicted path of hurricanes. Alluding to our eagerness and desperation to track the unstable and ever-evolving future, this exhibition addresses current anxieties about climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity. Framing this discourse within a broader consideration of movement, displacement and migration, the exhibition contextualizes contemporary concerns through a trans-historical and philosophical meditation of the self.

Given its location in Miami Beach, The Bass is a particularly resonant site to present Yang’s work, considering that over fifty percent[1] of the population in Miami-Dade County is born outside of the United States, and it is a geographical and metaphorical gateway to Latin America. Yang has been commissioned by the museum to conceive a site-specific wallpaper in the staircase that connects the exhibition spaces across The Bass’ two floors. This wallpaper will be applied to both transparent and opaque surfaces to accompany the ascending and descending path of visitors within the exhibition. Informed by research about Miami Beach’s climatically-precarious setting, the wallpaper, titled Coordinates of Speculative Solidarity (2019), will play with meteorological infographics and diagrams as vehicles for abstraction. Interested in how severe weather creates unusual access to negotiations of belonging and community, as well as the human urge to predict catastrophic circumstances, the work reflects a geographic commonality that unconsciously binds people together through a shared determination to face a challenge and react in solidarity.

Yang’s exhibition encompasses galleries on both the first and second floors of the museum and exemplifies an array of Yang’s formally, conceptually ambitious and rigorous body of work. Considered an important ‘Light Sculpture’ work and one of the last made in the series, Strange Fruit (2012-13) occupies one of the first spaces in the exhibition. The group of anthropomorphic sculptures take their title from Jewish-American Abel Meeropol’s poem famously vocalized by Billie Holiday in 1939. Hanging string lights dangling from metal clothing racks intertwined with colorfully painted papier-mâché bowls and hands that hold plants resonate with the poem’s subject matter. The work reflects a recurring interest within Yang’s practice, illuminating unlikely, less-known connections throughout history and elucidating asymmetrical relationships among figures of the past. In the story of Strange Fruit, the point of interest is in a poem about the horrors and tragedy of lynching of African-Americans in the American South born from the empathies of a Jewish man and member of the Communist party. Yang’s interests are filtered through different geopolitical spheres with a keen concentration in collapsing time and place, unlike today’s compartmentalized diasporic studies.

Central to In the Cone of Uncertainty is the daring juxtaposition of two major large-scale installations made of venetian blinds. Yearning Melancholy Red and Red Broken Mountainous Labyrinth are similar in that they are both from 2008, a year of significant development for Yang, and their use of the color red: one consists of red blinds, while the other features white blinds colored by red light. With its labyrinthine structure, Red Broken Mountainous Labyrinth bears a story of the chance encounter between Korean revolutionary Kim San (1905-1938) and American journalist Nym Wales (1907-1997), without which a chapter of Korean history would not survive to this day. Yearning Melancholy Red references the seemingly apolitical childhood of French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras (1914-1996). While living in French Indochina (present-day Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos), Duras and her family experienced a type of double isolation in material and moral poverty, by neither belonging to the native communities nor to the French colonizers, embodying the potentiality for her later political engagement. Despite their divergent subject matter, both works continue to envelop an interest in viewing histories from different perspectives and the unexpected connections that arise. By staging the two works together, what remains is Yang’s compelling constellation of blinds, choreographed moving lights, paradoxical pairings of sensorial devices – fans and infrared heaters – and our physical presence in an intensely charged field of unspoken narratives.

A third space of the exhibition will feature work from Yang’s signature ‘Sonic Sculpture’ series titled, Boxing Ballet (2013/2015). The work offers Yang’s translation of Oskar Schlemmmer’s Triadic Ballet (1922), transforming the historical lineage of time-based performance into spatial, sculptural and sensorial abstraction. Through elements of movement and sound, Yang develops an installation with a relationship to the Western Avant-Garde, investigating their understanding in the human body, movement and figuration.

Observing hidden structures to reimagine a possible community, Yang addresses themes that recur in her works such as migration, diasporas and history writing. Works presented in In the Cone of Uncertainty offer a substantial view into Yang’s rich artistic language, including her use of bodily experience as a means of evoking history and memory.

Haegue Yang lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. She is a Professor at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Yang has participated in major international exhibitions including the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), La Biennale de Montréal (2016), the 12th Sharjah Biennial (2015), the 9th Taipei Biennial (2014), dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (2012) and the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) as the South Korean representative.

Recipient of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, she held a survey exhibition titled ETA at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne in the same year, which displayed over 120 works of Yang from 1994-2018. Her recent solo exhibitions include Tracing Movement, South London Gallery (2019); Chronotopic Traverses, La Panacée-MoCo, Montpellier (2018); Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow, La Triennale di Milano (2018); Triple Vita Nestings, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, which travelled from the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018); VIP’s Union, Kunsthaus Graz (2017); Silo of Silence – Clicked Core, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); Lingering Nous, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Quasi-Pagan Serial, Hamburger Kunsthalle (2016); Come Shower or Shine, It Is Equally Blissful, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); and Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015). Forthcoming projects include the Museum of Modern Art (October 2019), Tate St. Ives (May 2020) and Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (2020).

Yang’s work is included in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; M+, Hong Kong, China; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea; Tate Modern, London, UK; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA. Her work has been the subject of numerous monographs, such as Haegue Yang: Anthology 2006–2018: Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow (2019); Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018 (2018); Haegue Yang – VIP’s Union (2017); and Haegue Yang: Family of Equivocations (2013).

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Kathleen Jacobs: AVION

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Photography by Zachary Balber.

The natural landscape that surrounds us is the result of the epic battles between the elements. Our ancient ancestors recognized these forces at play and in mythopoetic language captured the essence in story and symbol. In almost every culture, the origin story involves forces of nature water in particular. Jacobs’ paintings have a quality of presence that recognizes the unifying flow which connect the trees, roots, wind, rain, clouds, sky, and human experience.

Location

The Bonnier Gallery
3408 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Photo Travels with Alice

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

I'm pleased to announce a new exhibit of my photographs at the Futernick Family Art Gallery, beginning Monday.

The exhibition contains photographs of Israel, Italy, and France, featuring photos of markets, landscapes, local color, and architectural details.

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Location

Sablotsky Cultural Arts Center, Building 4
11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

Contact Information

305-271-9000

305-271-9000 x265

alicegphotos.com

Remix

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Sagamore Hotel, the independently owned historic boutique hotel, known as "The Art Hotel," will breathe new life into its "Music is Life' exhibition showcasing a wide ensemble of artworks by well-known and emerging, international and local artists that span all media. In a remake aptly named "Remix," the exhibition, which has been inspired and is dedicated to music will be on view 24/7 from September 18, 2019 through November 30, 2019.

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 18, from 7pm to 10 pm.

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Featuring over 100 artworks from all mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media from artists from around the world, each piece on display in the rejuvenated exhibition embodies the significant impact the music industry has on society, culture, and history. "Remix" aims to redefine how music is preserved in the fine art world with inspirational works that emphasize the true beauty and artistry of the industry not always beholden to the eye.

Location

Sagamore Hotel
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Paulina Naranjo

Stonewall

Next date: Nov 15, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The exhibition opening of Art after Stonewall, 1969 - 1989., coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, features more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture.

The exhibition opened on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum.

The show continues through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Location

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Fine Art Show

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

  • Curated by Profs. Robaldo Rodriguez & Orestes B. Maranon.
  • Featured work Miami Art Club's Students.

Founded in 1988 by two exiled Cuban artists, the Miami Art Club has operated uninterrupted as a non-profit organization, dedicated to the formation of artists and the promotion of the fine arts in Miami, FL. To date over 700 art enthusiasts of all ages have received art instruction and mentoring at our institution.Classes are taught by a group of professional artists that provide individualized instruction in small groups within a stress-free environment. We can provide affordable drawing and painting classes for all levels because we are a non-profit organization. (english and spanish spoken)As a Miami Art Club member, you can choose your schedule, instructor, medium, and can display your work at our collective exhibitions in our studio's gallery.

Location

Miami Art Club
4277 SW 75th Ave, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

Garden Goodness Weaving Workshop With Pamela Palma

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - English

Weave a bit of Garden Goodness at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Sunday, October 13, 2029 from 12:00 til 2:00. Master weaver Pamela Palma will show you how to combine colors and textures to weave a mini tapestry of your own design, on a hand loom. Take your artwork home at the end of class - ready to hang on your wall!

All materials provided for your use during class! Bring your ideas and have fun! Be creative with fun and fabulous yarns. No green thumb required.

$35.00 per person. Adults and accompanied children welcome.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mbgarden.org

Culture Crawl Returns

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Thursday, November 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be our largest Culture Crawl yet! This month we've coordinated over 20 unique experiences across South, Mid and North Beaches. From art installations in hotel lobbies to live music under the stars, we have something for everyone.

Les Lalanne at The Raleigh Gardens

Nov 22, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020 - from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM - English

Honoring the late French artist Claude Lalanne, and her husband and collaborator François-Xavier Lalanne, Les Lalanne at the Raleigh Gardens is a temporary public art installation presented in the famed Gardens of The Raleigh Hotel, one of Miami Beach’s most celebrated Art Deco properties, opening to public November 22, 2019.

Animating a half-acre of the renowned Raleigh site and boardwalk, this public tribute to the late French artists is being presented by real estate developer Michael Shvo, and the garden was designed by the exceptional talent-pairing of architect and Lalanne collector, Peter Marino, with Miami landscape designer, Raymond Jungles.

This lyrical collaboration weaves together a fantastical sculpture garden animated by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s surrealist, prized sculpture with tropical vegetation. Testimony to a profound legacy, this collaboration sources over 39 pieces from the international collections of private collectors Michael Shvo, Jane Holzer, Peter Marino, and gallerists Ben Brown, Jean Gabriel Mitterand, and Paul Kasmin.

The exhibition will be free and open to the public from November 22, 2019 – February 29, 2020

Location

Gardens at The Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Art at the Avalon

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

A cocktail reception featuring the Art Deco-inspired paintings of artist Sid Daniels.

The event is free and open to the public with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a Delightfully Deco Cocktail and a meet & greet with the artist.

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Daniels' paintings are a melding of theatrical and architectural elements, with geometric and linear design applications, focusing on images that often convey a sense of humor, rhythm and style. His creations adorned the walls in the motion picture “Tootsie” and were featured in an advertising campaign for Absolut Vodka.

One of the most recognizable, iconic hotels in the heart of the Art Deco District, A Fish Called Avalon presents the ideal locale for showcasing Sid Daniels’ artwork, which will remain on display throughout Art Basel and beyond.

He was born and raised in Toronto, and upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art he worked as a fashion illustrator, later relocating to New York City. He first came to prominence in New York with a series of large-scale, Burlesque-style paintings depicting women and fashion, featuring platform shoes and what was soon to become his trademark umbrellas.

While in New York, artwork he designed for Ann Taylor Shops were transferred to silk scarves and a line of sexy greeting cards. Fiorucci, the trendy New York department store, commissioned him to create life-sized, retro-inspired mannequins that were also featured on the cover of the last issue of Look magazine. Restaurants, hotels and department stores commissioned him to create oversized murals, including installations at Bloomingdales, the Warwick Hotel and Las Paras Caribbean Restaurant in Yokohama, Japan.

Since relocating to Miami Beach in 1997, the distinctive style of the Art Deco District has served as a strong influence and inspiration throughout Daniels’ work. This has resulted in a prolific journey of creating new artworks reminiscent of that period. A few paintings from his Parasol Series will be on display at A Fish Called Avalon, part of a sequential collection of 14 paintings with repeated imagery that focus on camouflage and pop-like themes with experiments in linear applications and inventive textural techniques.

Daniels has exhibited at the Art Basel Spectrum Art Fair, Aqua Art Miami, and Art Takes Miami at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach, among many other solo exhibitions. His designs were included in the famed “Flamingos on the Beach” and have appeared in several art publications, including 101 Contemporary Artists, The Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration and 100 Southern Artists.

A Fish Called Avalon has set the standard for culinary excellence for the past 30 years, celebrated for its award-winning cuisine, impeccable service and the freshest seafood delivered daily.

Location

Art at the Avalon
700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

(305) 532-1727

www.afishcalledavalon.com

Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations

Nov 26, 2019 to Mar 28, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to present a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the scholarship and recognition of under-explored women artists, and to the intercultural influences on European artists in exile in the Americas, whose work was often deeply marked by indigenous and archaic cultures.

Miami Art Week extended hours

  • Sunday, December 1 – Monday, December 9, 10am-5pm
  • Public Reception with Curator Teresa Arcq: Thursday, December 5, 8-11pm

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Born in France and later nationalized as a Mexican, Rahon joined the Parisian Surrealist circle as a poet, but once in Mexico, she turned her creativity mainly to painting. She became an active a member of a group of European Surrealists artists in exile including Remedios Varo, Benjamin Péret, Leonora Carrington, and Kati Horna.

Rahon’s production was a far cry from that of her contemporaries. She was drawn to light and color, and established a continuous dialogue between painting and poetry. Her creations brought together Mexican landscapes, myths, legends and fiestas, and she was a pioneer in the use of sand and texture on her canvases, which included subtle graffito markings. Her oeuvre has been overlooked for many years.

“Poetic Invocations” marks the first solo show dedicated to Rahon’s work in the United States in 55 years since her exhibition at the Louisiana Gallery in Houston, Texas in 1964. The exhibition examines a robust art-historical moment that emerged in 1940 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. It will feature approximately 30 works including paintings, works on paper, assemblages, as well as archival material such as the Dyn journal, original poems and manuscripts and photographs to put an emphasis on Rahon´s oeuvre as a whole. The exhibition will explore five fundamental themes: art as poetic invocation, the power of the immemorial past, the journal that challenged limits, the volcano and the Mexican landscape and light: the dilution of inside and outside, and the metaphorical experience of the inside out: fiestas and popular art in Mexico.

Rahon exhibited regularly in Mexico, New York and California and had solo shows in Paris and Lebanon. Her last solo exhibition took place in 1986 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, just a year before her death. In 2009, with the discovery of her archive, Teresa Arcq curated an Alice Rahon retrospective at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City and then at El Cubo in Tijuana.

Arcq has worked as chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and as an independent curator has produced many high-profile exhibitions. She has served as a professor of Art History at Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm and published several essays for catalogues on Mexican modern art and women artists in Mexico, as well as Surrealism. She is currently advising the exhibition and catalog for the show Global Surrealism opening in 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Tate Modern Gallery in London. She is also collaborating with the Schirn Kunsthalle Museum in Frankurt and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark for the upcoming exhibition Fantastik Women, in Spring 2020 and writing for a publication on Leonora Carrington´s Tarot and one on Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington´s creative collaboration. She will be co-curating a Leonora Carrington retrospective for the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid and the Arken Museum in Denmark opening on the fall of 2020.

Also on view at MOCA November 26, 2019 – March 29, 2020 will be the first major U.S. solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña: “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen.”

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Cecilia Vicuna: About To Happen

Nov 26, 2019 to Mar 28, 2020 - various times - English

Saturday, December 7: Cecilia Vicuña performance, followed by a conversation with the artist and co-curators Andrea Andersson The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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In celebration of Miami Art Week 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the first major U.S. solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña. “About to Happen” traces Vicuña’s career-long commitment to exploring discarded and displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of global climate change,

“Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and site-specific installations created over 40 years. Reframing dematerialization as both a formal consequence of 1960s conceptualism and radical climate change, the exhibition examines a process that shapes public memory and responsibility. Operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile, Vicuña’s practice merges dissimilar disciplines and communities with shared relationships to land and sea, and to the economic and environmental disparities of the 21st century.

Vicuña’s work reflects the overlapping dialogs of conceptual art, land art, poetry, and feminist art practices. For the first time in this traveling exhibition, the show will include painting, a practice which Vicuña began in the 1970s and to which she has recently returned – in some cases, repainting lost paintings from memory. The addition of painting to “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” is an affirmation of a practice that exists, in its entirety, in the logic of every single work – and yet – is also, always evolving.

The exhibition will include an expansive presentation of Vicuña’s precario sculptures, which the artist began creating in 1966. Vicuña assembles these “precarious works” from bits of wood, thread, and other found objects into temporary small sculptures that despite their modest scale have a surprising dynamism and energy. The exhibition also features the installation “Burnt Quipu” (2018), in which lengths of dyed wool hang floor to ceiling, connecting earth and sky, in tribute to recent forest fires in the greater West Coast region. “Burnt Quipu” is part of Vicuña’s longstanding artistic exploration of the ancient Andean writing tradition of “talking knots,” an advanced communication system inhibited during colonization.

Born in Santiago de Chile, Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, and filmmaker. She is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, and exhibits and performs internationally. Her multidimensional works begin as an image that becomes a poem, a film, a song, a sculpture, or a collective performance.

Vicuña’s work is included in the collections of The Tate Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Santiago, Chile; MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the “Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life.” She lives in New York City, where she co-founded oysi.org, a site for the oral cultures and poetries of the world. Vicuña’s work is represented by Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Vicuna’s art has also been featured inDocumenta 14 and shown at Witte de With. She most recently was awarded the CINTAS, a very prestigious United States artist fellowship.

“Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC), and co-curated by Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Support for this exhibition is provided by Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation, The Helis Foundation, The Kabacoff Family Foundation, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog.

The exhibition at MOCA is made possible, in part, with support from Funding Arts Network and Citizens Interested in the Arts. MOCA’s exhibitions and programs are made possible with the continued support of the North Miami Mayor and Council and the City of North Miami, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Also on view at MOCA November 26, 2019 – March 29, 2020, a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). Guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Teresa Arcq, “Poetic Invocations,” marks the first solo show in 55 years dedicated to Rahon’s work in the United States.

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Etra Fine Art Presents, Ciudades

Dec 1, 2019 to Jan 28, 2020 - from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Etra Fine Art located in Miami’s Little Haiti and Little River Art District announces its Art Basel/Miami Art Week multimedia exhibition, Ciudades. This multimedia exhibition will be made up of paintings, music, an installation, sculptures, photography, videos, poetry and essays. Alicia Restrepo, Curator and owner of Etra Fine Art, uses the cities as symbols, differently represented by world known artists, to stimulate a dialog over the most pressing issues of today. Participating artists include: 2501; Ana Maria Gutierrez; André Cypriano; Andriy Halashyn; Francis Hines; Juan Raul Hoyos; and Valeria Yamamoto.

The Opening Reception will take place from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st and Etra Fine Art will be open extended hours during Miami Art Week.

  • Opening Reception: Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Closes: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • During Miami Art Week (December 3-6): 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Friday and other days by appointment.

Location

Etra Fine Art
6942 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

José Carlos Martinat: American Echo Chamber

Dec 4, 2019 to Jan 26, 2020 - various times - English

For PAMM's double-height gallery, Jose Carlos Martinat created American Echo Chamber (2018), an installation that responds to the amplification and reinforcement of ideas in the current social and political landscape. This large-scale work is composed of mechanical light sculptures that collectively generate a dramatic and entertaining space for visual consumption. The sculptures are inspired by symbols of both American and Peruvian cultures ranging from historical images such as the political cartoon "Join, or Die" attributed to founding father Benjamin Franklin to popular internet memes. These symbols are often composed of images related to violence, manipulation, racism, or migration. The artist also includes artisanal pyrotechnic castle fireworks from Lima. By creating a space that amplifies the consumption of these symbols, Martinat compares the contemporary political scene to an echo chamber, emphasizing a dynamic in which people seek information from media outlets that reinforce their beliefs as an unconscious exercise of validation and prejudice.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Art Basel in Miami Beach

Dec 5, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019 - various times - English

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Art Basel show in Miami Beach. The show's Online Events Calendar is now live.

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Location

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-674-8278

305-674-8772

www.artbasel.com

Contemporary & Digital Art Fair

Dec 5, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Discover and connect with the world’s most important galleries, artists, and collectors in the digital art market.

CADAF supports the expansion of new media art through a dedicated program of exhibitions and talks to proudly nurture the most exciting talent in cultural innovation.

CADAF Fair Hours:

  • Opening Party and Exhibition Previews: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019: 6-11 p.m.
  • General Admission.
    Friday, Dec. 6, 2019: 10:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019: 11:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019: 11:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Location

Mana Wynwood C&L Building
2400 NW 5th Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

cadaf.art/cadaf-talks

cadaf.art

Lowe After Hours - Havana Nights

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

- Baseling at the Lowe Havana Nights -

Join the Art Basel festivities at your museum. Visit our two stellar exhibitions: DIAGO: The Pasts of this Afro-Cuban Present and Carlos Estevez: Cities of the Mind while enjoying Cuban bites, live music, and mojitos courtesy of Bacardi, USA.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

Bridget O'Brien

attend.com/LAHDecember

Breakfast in the Park with Petah Coyne

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Contemporary artist Petah Coyne will be our featured speaker this year. Known for her elaborately detailed assemblages that hang from ceilings and erupt from the floor, Coyne uses molten wax, silk flowers, sumptuous fabric, and pristine taxidermy to create works that evoke gothic narratives and the excess of the Rococo.

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Location

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Annual Botanical Bazaar

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

Why stress out at the mall??? Come shop under the palms and enjoy a day filled with activities for the entire family. Join us for the Garden Annual Botanical Bazaar, featuring local artisans selling not just only botanically themed products, candles, clothing, accessories but much much more. Enjoy delicious snacks beverages and relax in this one of a kind shopping expirience. There will be free children's art workshops, holiday music, yoga and mindful breathing demonstrations throughout the day. Check out some of the amazing gift ideas that will thrill everyone on your shopping list.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Jason Bishop – Illusionist

Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM - English

Jason Bishop has been called the hottest illusionist of his generation, performing his awe-inducing original show at major venues across the U.S. and Europe, and opening for stars like Drake and Kesha.

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Location

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

Contact Information

Christina Tassy-Beauvoir

305-375-1949

smdcac.org/events/jason-bishop-illusionist

The Amazing Max (1st Show)

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 various times - English

Max is known for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

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