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Sean Duffy: New Work. From Jul 18th through Oct 12th, 2008.Miami Art Museum. Miami MuseumsLos Angeles-based artist Sean Duffy, best known for fusing multiple turntables into functional, mutant single players, has created a site-specific installation for his solo show at Miami Art Museum.

According to Peter Boswell, Assistant Director of Programs and Senior Curator at the museum, “At the center of Duffy’s work is a fascination with the phenomenon of repetition, the cyclical reoccurrence of movements in popular culture as well as in art, and such connected strategies as recycling and sampling. From these explorations Duffy questions the relationships between the original and the copy, between the authentic and the knock-off, and the sense of detachment that happens each time something is repeated or recycled.”

Sean Duffy is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Peter Boswell as part of New Work, a series of projects by leading contemporary artists. Duffy’s residence in Miami in conjunction with his show at the museum is being sponsored by The Fountainhead Residency, which provides artists from around the world, working in any medium, the opportunity and space to live and work in Miami for up to two months.

Duffy received his BA from the University of California in San Diego and an MFA from the University of California at Irvine. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Luckman Gallery, California State University Los Angeles; Arizona State University Art Museum; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. He has exhibited at the Orange County Museum of Art; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

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Wifredo Lam in North America. From Feb 8th through May 18th, 2008.

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Miami Art Museum presents the first solo museum exhibition ever exhibited in South Florida of the work of Wifredo Lam, arguably the most influential Cuban artist of the 20th Century. Wifredo Lam in North America includes approximately seventy paintings and works on paper on loan from North American collections. Lam traveled to Europe in the 1920s and began studying in Madrid under Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor, curator of Museo del Prado and teacher of Salvador Dalí. He eventually settled in Paris, where he became close friends with Picasso and various leading Surrealists of the day, such as André Breton. (more…)

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Through Jan 20th, 2008.

Miami Art Museum. Miami MuseumsThrough multi-media installations described as everything from “physical cinema” to “audio sculptures,” Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller entice participants into alternate realities through the use of sound and voice. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007 presents ten installations that weave together independent but complimentary experiences. (more…)

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Power of Ten. From May 4th through Oct 28th, 2007.

Fernand Léger. Femmes au Perroquet. 1951–52. Miami MuseumsTo celebrate its 10th anniversary as a collecting institution, MAM Director Terence Riley launched the museum’s Power of Ten initiative to acquire at least ten major new works for the museum’s collection. In terms of merit, size and value, the gifts art collectors have presented to Miami Art Museum in honor of its anniversary far surpass the museum’s acquisitions in any previous year. An impressive selection of these gifts will make their debut in Power of Ten: Gifts in Honor of Miami Art Museum’s 10th Anniversary, marking the culmination of this acquisition drive.
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