Editorial

Brad Kuhl and Monique Leyton

By Abel S.

Kuhl and Leyton have been collaborating for over two years, and have worked closely as artists for over seven years.  Kuhl and Leyton’s collaborative works depict crime scenes, emergencies and crisis situations.  Their work draws upon mass media’s conventional mode of documenting states of emergency. Police officers, security guards, emergency medical technicians, crime scene investigators, detectives and firefighters are the government forces … +

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State of the art in Miami. Interview with Ilana Vardy.

By Steve Mayo

A list of movers and shakers in Miami’s art community would likely be topped with names of private collectors and art dealers. One name to start looking for on such a list is Ilana Vardy. Art + Auction included her among its Power List 2004 for the work she’s done directing Art Miami and launching Chicago’s Navy Pier, Chicago Contemporary & Classic … +

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Expanding Horizons. The Centro Cultural Español opens two exhibitions by two renown art collaborations.

By Luisa Espino

The Centro Cultural Español (CCE) has once again expanded beyond the boundaries of Coral Gables into Wynwood Art District. During December it will have two exhibitions showing at the same time in these two different locations (Coral Gables and Wynwood). Clima X In collaboration with Goldman Properties, the center kicks off CLIMA X, an exhibit by the legendary art collective Jus d’art … +

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Hanging by a Thread at The Moore Space

By Jose Diaz

Hanging by a Thread features over 25 established, mid-career, and emerging artists devoted to the use of stitch and craft in contemporary art. This exhibition pays tribute to the 1998 exhibition Loose Threads, curated by Lisa Corrin at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The Miami curators draw parallels to Corrin’s exhibition by including artists from the Loose Threads roster such as Tracey … +

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Flight. Miami Light Project

By Irina Leyva

Flying has been an obsession of human beings for centuries. From Da Vinci’s drawings to the Right brothers the iconography that supports this idea is impossible to catalogue. There are innumerable examples of artists who had worked with this theme. Symbols have varied according to the epoch, however, birds and wings are perhaps the most common in this repertoire. From religious to … +

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Emerging in Miami. A conversation with Anthony Spinello

By Cynthia Saez

We all heard about the “emerging” applied to young, talented artists, meaning coming out to be noticed, or perhaps being on the rocky path to success. However, we rarely see this term applied to an art gallery director or a curator like they were naturally labeled “established”. But emerging anyways, Miami art scene sees many new initiatives run by fresh professionals. Just … +

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The International Ballet Festival of Miami 2005

By Fran Robbins

There is a parallel to be made between the International Ballet Festival of Miami and the area it benefits, South Florida. For too many years, this region was considered merely a beachside resort with few redeeming features besides good weather and lovely beaches. A traveler went to New York or London for entertainment. One certainly didn’t go to Miami for its plethora … +

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Nothing Short of Spectacular

By Andi Brunt


Just as temperatures begin to cool down in Miami this fall, things will really be heating up in the arts and entertainment scene with this year’s Miami Short Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival promises to deliver even more of the critically acclaimed and award-winning films it has come to be known for. Past winners include, The Fine Line … +

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Merrill Lynch Arteaméricas. The Latin American Art Fair

By Abel S.

On its third year – the premier art show of Latin America, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas, the art fair devoted exclusively to art from Latin America, returns to Miami for its third year opens, April 7 through April 11, 2005, at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Fla. In less than three years, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas has become the premier fair of art … +