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ABMBdays
By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

  The most pedestrian friendly conglomeration of fairs were located at the stalled Midtown Miami development where, the Bridge, Red Dot, Art Miami, Photo Miami, Scope, Art Asia and the Green art fairs all pitched tents. There was plenty of parking nearby and unusually thin traffic compared to recent years.

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Three from Miami
By Anne Tschida

Miami, as most of us now know, is home to some of the most prominent and important contemporary art collectors in the world. They in turn have spawned a new generation of local connoisseurs, all of who have transformed South Florida into a true hot-bed for the art of collecting. So MAG decided to ask several of our serious scene makers about … +

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Whirl Crash Go! The TM Sisters
By Cara Despain

The TM Sisters combine a slew of seemingly unlikely elements in their work – art, specialized sports, club culture – and this friction is central to their most recent collaborative work at Locust Projects in Miami, Whirl Crash Go! The sister duo Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria are internationally recognized artists, and are also known in Miami – where they were … +

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Miami Lyric Opera
By Manuela Gabaldon

The Colony Theater in Miami’s South Beach was home this past month to the production of Miami Lyric Opera’s Marina. Presented for 2 nights only, this 3-act Spanish Opera with the music of Emilio Arrieta and lyrics by Francisco Camprodon, displayed the talents of Beverly Coulter, Maruchi Urquiaga, Aurelio Gabaldon, Hugo Marcos, Lilo del Campo, Diego Baner and Ismael Gonzalez under the … +

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Enriched community. The bottom line for Miami-Dade’s cultural non-profit organizations
By Steve Mayo

Almost the only rich thing about cultural enrichment these days is the struggle these organizations face. If big business, local, state and federal governments are facing a grim economic scene, then cultural non-profits across the country will be destroyed by reduced funding and declining participation in the arts. However, some will survive, only to find even tougher conditions to operate in. And … +

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Many Mayamis. One Teo Castellanos
By Cara Despain

Like a one-man band, Teo Castellanos is a cacophony of characters and vernaculars all rolled into one. Widely recognized for NE 2nd Ave, a performance that incurred many accolades in it’s global jaunts including the prestigious Fringe First Award in the Edinburgh Festival, Castellanos draws from the diverse demographical complexion of Miami to create his characters. Whimsical, brash, sociological, and tragic all … +

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Arteaméricas 2009
By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. Arteaméricas, the fair that defines trends of contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists, took place on March 27th through March 30th, 2009 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This art fair, unique in its concentration of cultural and ethnic artwork, housed a variety of booths with displays by about 50 participating galleries from around the world.

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Love Stories / Historias de Amor: Social Responsibility Program for the Protection of Minorities
By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. Pablo Peinado, curator of Coleccion Visible’s Love Stories / Historias de Amor, presents Miami with his collection of homosexual art in avid support of the gay rights movement in Spain and around the globe. His collection, currently at the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Wynwood, is comprised of 200 pieces by 30 artists from different parts of the world. Living … +

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Máncora
By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. This year’s Miami International Film Festival brought films from all over the world to our great city. However, only one had true Miami ties. Produced by Miami-based producers Diego Ojeda and Oscar Teran, Máncora tells the story of a jaded boy’s rude awakening from a life of sex, drugs, and the underground club scene. The film follows the story of … +

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Leslie Gabaldon: And let it go…
By Manuela Gabaldon

Collective loss: another visual register of unavoidable thoughts .Our preoccupation as citizens of a society in crisis is reflected in almost every aspect of our life. We have questioned the professional, the economic, and the consequential, but have we had the time to explore a crisis’ emotional toll? Artist Leslie Gabaldon channels maturity and practicality within us as spectators and relentless participants … +