Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.
Last Friday, Miami Dade College’s Department of Cultural Affairs celebrated its launch as MDCulture by showing off their cultural organizations for DWNTWN Art Days.
Patrons gathered for the highly anticipated unveiling of the Miami Book Fair International 2013official poster, theatrical performances by Teatro Prometeo, film screenings via Miami International Film Festival, and two new exhibits at MDC Museum of Art + Design plus, the inauguration of swing/SPACE/miami.
This Friday, September 13th, The Broken Shaker and Freehand Hotel present the third edition of The Drawing Room, a monthly event matching local artists with some of the top mixologist in the cocktail movement.
This week, The Drawing Room will be exhibiting new works by Miami based artist (and Tropicult favorite), Gustavo Oviedo aka 131 and celebrating his latest limited edition Zine release.
ArtCenter re-boots its New York-Miami affair, opening a new window into the future of this symbiotic tale of two cities. The new exhibitionI-95 South features 3 artists from Miami, FL and 4 from New York City. Commonly known as New York City’s sixth borough, Miami was the ideal place to host this exhibition. Art Center Miami resurrected the New York/Miami affiliation, revealing the figurative fable between these two notoriously artistic cities. The Miami artists are Johnny Laderer, Gustavo Oviedo and Luis Pinto. The New York artists are Tyler Healy, Dean Levin, Evan Robarts and Kyle Yanagihara.
“These artists’ works are influenced by their environment; whether by the underground art and music scene, the urban landscapes of Brooklyn or Wynwood, or their proximity to each other within the walls of their studio.” Susan Caraballo, Art/Center Art Director
The Go! Shop presented the Strangeways group show at the Nice Look Gallery at the Wynwood Walls in celebration of the Strangeways Magazine release.
The group exhibition featured various artists who have contributed to past publications and the new magazine debut. Kubiat Nnamdie, Johnny Laderer, Augor, Dana Goldstein, Emmett Moore, Nick Lobo, Monica Uszerowicz, Steve Saiz, Jessy Nite, Brian Butler, Ahol, Denise Ekendahl, Patti Hernandez, Jill Weisberg, Luis Pinto and John Vale represented Miami as a strong group of up and coming artists. They showcased some of their most recent works ranging in artistic practice from video to sculpture, photography, site specific installation, drawing and print.
Miami’s historic Freedom Tower, which was the original home of the Miami News and then a Cuban Refugee Center, was donated to Miami Dade College (MDC) in 2008. Since, the collegehas not only protected the iconic structure but through well curated exhibitions, MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design (MOAD)has also established the Freedom Tower as a cultural center for visual art and design, free and open to the public, for the entire community to enjoy.
Ever since MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design opened its doors, the Freedom Tower has without a doubt become one of my favorite spots to visit when adventuring around town, hungry for art. This past weekend, I finally stumbled in to check out FLASHBACK: Miami 1980s, an exhibit by freelance photographer (y compatriota mia), Alexia Fodere.