Harboring the largest Venezuelan community in the United States, Miami will host again CINEMA VENEZUELA with the latest and most relevant film proposals from Venezuela. The venue will be the Coral Gables Art Cinema from September 23-29. Opening Night will be on September 23rd accompanied by the film “El Malquerido.” After its successful first edition, CINEMA VENEZUELA returns in a stronger and extended second edition. For 7 days, the Venezuelan community, along with movie lovers, will have the opportunity to get acquainted with and enjoy Venezuelan cinematography with a selection of the most recent films in a variety of themes and genres. All the films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles.
The Miami Theater Center presents The Legend of of the Pink Elephant. Embrace diversity. Celebrate differences. Amid a spectacle of circus arts, music, dance, and theater, a young elephant takes a journey that changes his life – and encourages us all to value our diversity and individuality.
"Suddenly Last Summer," an exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, brings together the work of three South Florida-based artists - Donna Haynes, Michelle Weinberg and Leah Brown - as they are asked to listen to the song "Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels and create site-specific installations inspired by the song and their designated rooms within the Grand Galleries of the museum. The song evokes melancholy (longing for things lost such as summer love, nature, freedom, daydreaming, rituals, journeys and places). This exhibition is curated by AdrienneRose Gionta.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual All Florida exhibition, which has been presented at the Museum since 1951, has long been a hallmark for artists in the Sunshine State. Artists creating in all media eagerly await the opening of the show’s submission period year after year, now they can look forward to an invitation. As an institution founded by artists, a more appropriate way to honor and present the artists in the state is to adapt the format to introduce an artist-centered curatorial selection committee. Participants in this year's All Florida Invitational were selected by a panel of five internationally-recognized, Florida-based artists. Each of these distinguished artists then selected five early-career artists also working in our state. The All Florida Invitational brings the work of the artist-selection committee alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise.
Please join us Saturday, September 3rd 6-8pm at SALT Gallery for the opening reception of Rick Worth's exhibit "Island Light." This show will feature more than a dozen new paintings on wood, found objects, roofing tiles, and canvas that celebrate the spirited, salt-taught artist who arrived on the island in 1985, not yet a painter and fresh out of the Navy, intent on setting out on his own quest for authenticity.
Re-Produce, an exhibition at BaCA (Bailey Contemporary Arts), will entice you to discover what others miss. This juried group exhibition, curated by Lisa Rockford, showcases artworks created from found objects, unexpected debris materials, and other overlooked components. Common, banal items are combined with exquisite embellishment or craft, resulting in a complete transformation of the original. The materials manipulated by the accepted artists range from discarded consumer items like beer cans, broken china plates, VHS tapes, toys, toothpicks, circuits, and PVC pipe, to organic materials like palm fronds, seed pods, fox furs, and banana peels. Look at the world through artists’ eyes and watch the ordinary transformed into works of splendor.
[THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016]
CCPS : Conde Contemporary Project Space welcomes photographer John Sevigny back to Miami for a one man show titled La Fiesta Brava. CCPS is located in the resurgent neighborhood of Little Havana, at 1007 SW 8th Street. John Sevigny, "Paparazzi to the Iconic Unknown", is a photographic artist and Miami native who has lived on the chaotic, US-Mexico border for four years. He weathered the worst of the drug war in Northern Mexico, and most recently has wandered around Central America in search of images and stories that illuminate what he views as a single region with shared dreams and similar nightmares.
The Area Stage Company opens its 2016/17 Season with the regional premiere of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, which runs from September 15th to October 2nd. Carbonell Award winning director John Rodaz directs this “absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny” (The New York Times) play that won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. Opening night is on Friday, September 16th. “I am excited to begin our 2016-17 Season with Circle Mirror Transformation, which has a tremendous amount of energy swirling around it because of it’s brilliant American playwright Annie Baker, who has taken the country by storm with her sensitive, funny writing…” says John Rodaz, Artistic Director and founder of the company.
TEXTURAL is a presentation of projects at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios sampled from recent works of interdisciplinary design practice GELPI Projects. Various works are presented in large format somewhere between full scale detail and extra-large representations. An arrangement of typical media will be presented against a backdrop of large scale installations sampling the varieties of physical attributes such as size shape and arrangement of parts forming the various textures from six recent works. Projects are featured as an immersive set of details, obscuring the familiar scale of conventional representations, inviting the observer to explore the works physically, blurring two- and three-dimensional media.
Selections from the Armory Art Center features new or unseen work by 41 talented artists that are current faculty at the Armory Art Center. After a group of inspired citizens saved the historic, art deco Armory building in West Palm Beach’s Flamingo Park neighborhood, the Cultural Council assisted in the founding of the Armory Art Center, which opened to the public in 1986. The Armory Art Center’s mission is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, youth art camps, outreach and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered each year including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture. In addition, several exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.
[THROUGH OCTOBER 30, 2016]
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) presents Liquid Sensibilities. The title of the exhibition makes an allusion to the reflections of the contemporary world Zygmunt Bauman introduced in Liquid Modernity, his renowned book. The Polish-born sociologist states that we live in an era of instantaneity. In contrast to the old order, which showed greater attachment to the idea of durability, Bauman uses the metaphor of "liquidity" to refer to the nature of this new phase in the history of modernity. "By reversing the curatorial process, the Grants & Commissions Program works as a diagnostic study of various topics that occupy and preoccupy the Latin American scene," explained Eugenio Valdes Figueroa, Director and Chief Curator at CIFO. "It also emphasizes its laboratory component because it is built upon the hypothesis arising from the personal inquiries of each artist that are somehow connected by the regions they represent."
A.E. Backus and Florida’s Highwaymen: History, Commerce and Art--on view the FAU University Galleries--brings to the public new scholarly insights into the work of “Bean” Backus, Florida's preeminent landscape painter, and the Highwaymen, 26 African-American artists, influenced to varying degrees by Backus. The project centers on an exhibition of selected original Backus works owned by Florida Atlantic University and an approximately equal number of Highwaymen paintings of regional collectors. Public lectures and gallery talks by Florida-based humanities scholars will inform visitors of the social, historical, and political milieu of these artists. A panel discussion among several contemporary African-American visual artists will critically examine and offer fresh perspectives on the content, stylistic renderings, and aesthetics of these paintings.
AN IMAGE--on view at ArtCenter/South Florida--functions as a stage upon which the logic of the image is dismantled through a series of objects, talks, screenings, performances, and reading groups by Thom Andersen, Armen Avanessian, Jonathan Beller, Enrique Castro-Cid, Sally Cruikshank, Black Radical Imagination, Harun Farocki, Alan Gutierrez, (Human) Learning, Barbara Kasten, Oliver Laric, Deborah Levitt, Heinrich Mueller-Dataphysix Renormalon, Gerald Nestler, Suzan Pitt, Alan Poma, Lucy Raven, Oskar Schlemmer, Manuel Shvartzberg and The Otolith Group. Exhibition design inspired by an archival interpretation of ARQUITECTONICA‘s Pink House. Curated by Domingo Castillo & Natalia Zuluaga.
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