Editorial

Daniel Arsham’s Alter

By Matt Balmaseda

Daniel Arsham presents his latest solo exhibition, Alter, at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin from December 1st to 31st, coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach and its plethora of satellite fairs. This is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition and is made up of three series, all of which feature new work and continue to explore Arsham’s fascination with a wide range of themes, from … +

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KaBe Contemporary

By Manuela Gabaldon

It’s always exciting to witness the success of new art spaces in Miami, as it is this continued dedication of gallerists, artists, collectors, and supporters of the arts, that ensures the endurance of our hard earned reputation as a city. Karina Belilty is active in the conservation of this reputation with the sensation of her one-year-old Wynwood gallery, KaBe Contemporary.

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Imago Art Gallery

By Matt Balmaseda

Miami is in a constant state of change. In any given week it’s not surprising to see a handful of establishments, young and old, close their doors for good while fresh-faced additions emerge to take their place. Among the city’s galleries, change often occurs gradually, organically and reasonably. When new ones, like Imago Art Gallery, begin exhibiting there is not always the … +

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Luis Cruz Azaceta. Back in Cuban-American land

Luis Cruz Azaceta is an award-winning artist whose works have been exhibited and included in numerous collections worldwide. Being a Cuban-born who left the island in his early years to settle in NYC made him also and expat teenager. I believe that young Luis didn’t have much of an idea of how this particular event would shape his future then – neither … +

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First Miami/Miami Beach Biennale of Sculpture

By Juliana Accioly

From December 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011 more than fifty world-class modern and contemporary art pieces will be dotting downtown Miami, as Gary Nader hosts the first edition of the Miami  /Miami Beach Biennale of Sculpture. The exhibit is the latest major local public art project – chosen to coincide with Art Basel, said Nader, but structured to extend the “official” … +

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The ArtSeen Gallery

By Fran Robbins

Every artist must start somewhere. We all admire the prodigy who can produce the Great American Painting at a young age, especially if there was minimal training, but that’s a rare occurrence. The vast majority of artists – from every field – need years of coaching to truly find their focus. It’s at this point, when young artists get serious about their … +

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Seraphic Fire and Firebird Chamber Orchestra

By Juliana Accioly

At St. Cristopher’s by the Sea Church in Key Biscayne a palpably excited audience sits still in the dark. A group of singers slowly descends onto the stage – with candles in their hands, they create a surreal, angelical glow. Like Seraphims, the fiery angels of the highest order who sang praises to God, the choir presents the listeners with ardent renditions … +

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Tower Theater

By Matt Balmaseda

When asked to consider the state of cinemas in Miami, the first thought that comes to mind may be a strong visual like the following: a crowded theater of noisy adolescents, feet firmly planted against the rear of your seat, reveling in the ear-shattering, violent explosions of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, probably directed by Michael Bay.

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The Center for Visual Communication

By Fran Robbins

For the past twenty years, the Center for Visual Communication has been at the forefront of bringing experimental and contemporary visual art to South Florida. The CVC has showcased numerous exhibits that have combined bold and daring concepts – mixing live dance with live painting, for example. It emphasizes visual arts and new media, but remains open to those artists who put … +

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Giants in the City: They Came, We Saw, They Conquered

By Anne Tschida

On a blazing hot day this past August, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden felt like an oasis of cool. Yes, some of it had to do with the fabulous foliage of one of our best preserves for tropical vegetation – flowers were blooming and the distinct aroma from the Ylang Ylang tree perfumed the air. But it was those large, inflatable sculptures … +

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NAEMI Annual Exhibition

By Abel S.

The National Art Exhibition by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) holds its 22nd edition this month. Proof that art is often found in the unlikeliest of places, this organization focuses on presenting the work of the mentally ill to South Florida audiences with a mission that is stated on their website:

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Jen Stark’s color-minded hands

By Cara Despain

There is something unavoidably charming and analog about Jen Stark’s work. The tactile, precise-yet-handmade quality of her paper sculptures and animations is something that feels somehow influenced, in part, by her visual generation.