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20140616205407-mutu_once-upon-a-time_428h Wangechi Mutu's Fantastic Journey: An Interview with Curator Trevor Schoonmaker   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Wangechi Mutu at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) April 18th - July 6th
Posted 6/16/14

This season, MOCA North Miami opened its doors to the touring exhibition of Wangechi Mutu’s first museum survey in the US. A Fantastic Journey, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, features over fifty works across the artist's career from the 1990s to present. ArtSlant got a chance to sit down with Schoonmaker for the inside scoop on Mutu, the exhibition, and its impact on the contemporary arts. ... [more]

20140602043359-duval-carrie-edouard-after-heade-hummingbirds The Beautiful Tools of Oppression: Edouard Duval-Carrié's Imagined Landscapes   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Edouard Duval-Carrié at Pérez Art Museum Miami March 13th - August 31st
Posted 6/2/14

Entering the room of Edouard Duval-Carrié’s Imagined Landscapes at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, one is reverently disarmed—in the way that walking into a grand, Renaissance-style church can do. Duval-Carrié’s church, however, is one reserved for a liberationist theology, and a subaltern politics. The shadowy, glimmering purplish, and deep marine-hued paintings contain scenes pregnant with menacing tropical flora. Based on paintings commissioned in the 19th centur... [more]

20140428061942-chariot_ The Castle Dismal and the New Southern Gothic   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christina Pettersson at Primary Projects April 18th - July 26th
Posted 4/28/14

Walking into Christina Pettersson’s current exhibition, The Castle Dismal, one is immediately struck by an unfamiliar smell of burnt wood and singed earth. The culprit is pine tar, an ancient Scandinavian preservative encasing the floor below a relief bust of famed opera singer Jenny Lind, also of Swedish descent, with her throat slashed. The sculpture is just one of many references to death, decay, and the deep folk traditions of the South known romantically as Southern Gothic. The Cas... [more]

20140327223612-1012885_269170369925879_1128950287_n A Pleasant, Unriveting Daydream   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kyle Chapman, Sebastian Duncan Portuondo, Reno Reeves at Space Mountain March 6th - March 20th
Posted 3/26/14

Space Mountain, a fresh art space in Miami brandishing the motto “no brands, no grants,” recently hosted Certain Sensitivity, a show of work by Kyle Chapman, Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, and Reno Reeves. Delicate yet sensuous, the exhibition was a subtle display of youthful maleness, and had the quality of a pleasant, unriveting daydream. Chapman showed a series of violently cartoony figures drafted from chest-prints, for which the artist’s nipples served as visual anchors. One... [more]

Art Basel Miami Beach #2: Talking with Omar Lopez-Chahoud of UNTITLED., Wynwood Street Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/9/13

UNTITLED. NEEDS NO TITLE A talk with Omar Lopez-Chahoud, by Joel Kuennen Call him Omar. A bundle of kind energy dedicated to his curatorial craft, Omar Lopez-Chahoud guided UNTITLED. through its first iteration last year during Miami Art Week to a very successful conclusion. Much more than a white whale beached on the sands off Ocean Drive, the great white tent designed by Keenen/Riley Architects (K/R Architects), and redesigned this year by the same, promises to be as exhilarating as last y... [more]

Art|Basel Miami Beach #3: Brazil Art Fair, Banksy at Art Miami   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/9/13

LOOKING TO BRAZIL Charlie Schultz at the first Brazil Art Fair The way the gallerist Lourdina Jean Rabieh describes it the Brazilian art world is heating up. Because the art market and the greater economy are interlinked, the number of galleries and museums taking root in major cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has grown significantly as the economy has flourished. There may not be an art district, like Chelsea in New York, but there are well over one hundred galleries... [more]

20131206183452-toz_installation_2 Looking to Brazil   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Brazil ArtFair December 4th, 2013 - December 8th, 2013
Posted 12/6/13

The way the gallerist Lourdina Jean Rabieh describes it the Brazilian art world is heating up. Because the art market and the greater economy are interlinked, the number of galleries and museums taking root in major cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has grown significantly as the economy has flourished. There may not be an art district, like Chelsea in New York, but there are well over one hundred galleries in São Paulo, Rabieh muses, before offering the boom in contempo... [more]

Art Basel | Miami Beach #1: Complete Art Fair Guides, Interview with Jacolby Satterwhite, Art Cars on Miami Beach   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/3/13

HIGH-OCTANE ART FARE FOR MIAMI ART WEEK Charlie Schultz on a special show of art cars in South Beach Cars have been a fascination for artists since they sputtered onto the road. They are cultural objects, gleaming social markers, symbolic vessels of all that is modernity. Usually, there are one or two “art cars” in Miami, but in all the years I’ve made the rounds the most memorable was easily Pimp Juice, the fully customized Cadillac low-rider Jeffrey Deitch parked in front of Art... [more]

20131203210000-rodolfo-diaz-cervantes UNTITLED. Needs No Title: A Talk with Omar Lopez-Chahoud   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at UNTITLED. December 4th, 2013 - December 8th, 2013
Posted 12/3/13

Call him Omar. A bundle of kind energy dedicated to his curatorial craft, Omar Lopez-Chahoud guided UNTITLED. through its first iteration last year during Miami Art Week to a very successful conclusion. Much more than a white whale beached on the sands off Ocean Drive, the great white tent designed by Keenen/Riley Architects (K/R Architects), and redesigned this year by the same, promises to be as exhilarating as last year, a welcome respite amidst the floundering chaos of Miami Art Week. The ma... [more]

20131202045802-hj5a2684 High-Octane Art Fare for Miami Art Week   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ron Arad, Joshua Callaghan, César, Dan Colen, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jacob Kassay, Nate Lowman, Servane Mary, Olivier Mosset, Virginia Overton, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Salvatore Scarpitta, Kenny Scharf, Franz West at 1111 Lincoln Road December 4th, 2013 - December 8th, 2013
Posted 12/2/13

Cars have been a fascination for artists since they sputtered onto the road. They are cultural objects, gleaming social markers, symbolic vessels of all that is modernity. Usually, there are one or two “art cars” in Miami, but in all the years I’ve made the rounds the most memorable was easily Pimp Juice, the fully customized Cadillac low-rider Jeffrey Deitch parked in front of Art Basel back in 2007. It was tricked out by the Chicago-based Puerto-Rican artist Dzine and it was... [more]

20131202062146-thrushholmes Miami Art Week Guide Part II - Mainland Miami   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/2/13

Find the map for Miami Art Week here. It will be updated throughout the week. Art Miami / CONTEXT December 3-8 VIP Preview (by invitation): Dec 3, 5:30-10pm Public Hours: Dec 4 & 5, 11am-7pm; Dec 6, 11am-8pm; Dec 7, 11am-7pm; Dec 8, 11am-6pm Art Miami is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami, and is a solid choice when it comes to the Wynwood fairs. CONTEXT is the sister fair next door, though I’ve never been quite clear why they’re branded separate fairs.... [more]

20131201133753-olaf_breuning Miami Art Week Guide Part I - Miami Beach   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/1/13

Find the map for Miami Art Week here. It will be updated throughout the week. Art Basel Miami Beach December 5-8 Private View and Vernissage (invite only): Dec 4, 11am-9pm Public hours: Dec 5-7, 12-8pm; Dec 8, 12-6pm The Basel behemoth is ostensibly why we’re all here this week. It takes place in the big, austere convention center and is emblematic of the many things we find wrong with art fairs: for instance it’s easy to get lost in here, can get quite crowded during the public days,... [more]

20131108160141-theheadofjohnthebaptist_dbase Between Yore and Today: Renaissance Men   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Generic Art Solutions at Mindy Solomon Gallery October 16th, 2013 - November 16th, 2013
Posted 11/8/13

Spill (2010) is a video that depicts a trim garçon walking up to a man seated at a table. With a nod of deference, the waiter places the menu in the hand of the quiet patron. The waiter then grabs the tablecloth with both hands to perform that sleekest of tricks where the cloth gets pulled out from under the dinnerware. Swiftly he jerks it, sending plates and glasses crashing onto the floor. This is a piece by Generic Art Solutions, a duo based out of New Orleans who deals in cheeky dra... [more]

20131002082827-img_1363 An Honest Work of Hubris   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hugo Montoya at Guccivuitton September 13th, 2013 - October 19th, 2013
Posted 10/2/13

Before he was punished to an eternity of rolling a rock to the top of a hill – just to have it roll back down with every attempt – Sisyphus was the clever king of Corinth who liked romping around his polis, playing tricks on his citizen-subjects and gods alike. Hugo Montoya, a Miami native, is well known here for his flippant jocularism and for work that’s subversively tongue-in-cheek, often homoeroticized. His second solo exhibition is a furtherance of this approach, yet is als... [more]

20130902220230-kali_and_geshe-w1200__big Portraying the Power of the Persona   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Dawoud Bey at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) June 7th, 2013 - September 8th, 2013
Posted 8/31/13

Photographer Dawoud Bey's impressive retrospective at MoCA surveys more than three decades of work created after his breakthrough project, Harlem U.S.A. Bey's bold images combine authenticity with aesthetics, grappling with the question of how photography can convey the "least untrue self." The seven distinct series on view represent the diversity within specific communities—especially African Americans and youth. As a Black artist, Bey has always been acutely aware of the need for images t... [more]

20130730134145-franky_cruz_the_world_is_yours_installation_eddie_arroyo A tender ode to tenuous states   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Franky Cruz at Spinello Projects July 13th, 2013 - August 17th, 2013
Posted 7/30/13

Franky Cruz’s solo exhibition, The World is Yours, is a tender ode to tenuous states: he explores the fragility of material, the heights and depths of the ego, and the reality of a doomed, sinking Florida. Using that famously uttered trope by Scarface’s Tony Montana as a point of departure, Cruz employs video and found objects to create a sparse yet absorbing juxtaposition of abundance and decay, highlighting the humble persistence of nature in the face of humanity’s struggle... [more]


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