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Twelfth Digital Newsletter of The Art of Black Miami 365
April Edition, Vol. 3 No. 12, Neighborhood Watch

SUMMER EDITION

CRITIC’S CHOICE

by  Janet Batet

Coral Gables Museum

285 Aragon Ave. 
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
P: 305 603 8067 

Hours:

Tues – Thurs: 12 – 6;
Fri: 12 – 6 (Later on Gallery Nights).
Sat: 11 –  5; Sun: 12 – 5.
Admission: adults $10, seniors &
students $8, children (3 – 13) $3
Members free.

Gallery Night:
Every First Friday, 6 – 10

To November 10:


America Weaves.

Curated by Adriana Herrera.

Participating Artists: Miguel Aguirre (Perú), Luis Arroyo (Venezuela), Andrés Bedoya (Bolivia), Tatiana Blass (Brazil), Aurora Molina (Cuba-USA), Pip Brant (USA), Alvaro Gómez Campuzano (Colombia), Frances Trombly (USA), Sonia Falcone (Bolivia), Guerra de la Paz (Cuba) and Gego (Venezuela) among others,

The group of artists in American Weavers expand the borders and possibilities of the action of weaving, embroidery, and interlacing throughout the entire Americas, from Argentina to the United States.

Guerra de la Paz. Atomic (2009). Photo: Douglas Voisin.

Little Haiti Cultural Complex


212 NE 59th Terr. 
Little Haiti
Miami, Fl. 33137
P: 305 960 2972 

Hours:

Mon. – Fri.: 10  – 9 
Sat.: 9  – 4 
Sun.: 12  – 8 
Free and Open to the Public​

August 1 – September 30:


The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined.

Works by contemporary artists Dudley Alexis, Jose Bedia, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Scherezade Garcia, Simryn Gill, Leah Gordon, and Roberto Juarez.

The exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier’s historical novel, The Kingdom of This World (1949), a descriptive and imaginative dive into the volatile epoch of the Haitian Revolution (1791 – 1804).

The exhibition brings to life the slippages of past and presents manifest in Carpentier’s text through a dynamic grouping of contemporary artworks, each of which responds to the novel’s vivid and violent descriptions of colonial enslavement and the struggle for Black freedom and nation.

 

José Bedia, Wayom Lemond (The Kingdom of This World), 2019.

DVCAI - Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator


4726 SW 75 Ave. 
Miami, FL. 33155
P: 305 757 2018  

Hours:

Diaspora Vive Cultural Arts Incubator – DVCAI – the commitment to artists of Caribbean and diverse cultures ensures they receive validation, visibility, and professional opportunities.

August 1 - 28:

 

DVCAI welcomes Katrina Coombs

MFA from Kingston, Jamaica to the DVCAI Artist -in- Residence. DVCAI in collaboration with Fountainhead Residency and The Betsy Hotel will host Katrina for the month-long residency program in Miami.
Katrina Coombs, Hornets Nest, 2015. Starched Fibres and Pins, 5.5 x 17 x 17 in.
 

Museum of Contemporary Art / MOCA

 

770 NE 125th St. 
North Miami, Fl. 33161
P: 305 893 6211 

Hours:​


Tues – Fri: 11 – 5
Sat: 1 – 9 pm; Sun. 11 – 5
Artist Reception: $10
General Admission: $ 3
Children under 12: Free
North Miami Residents: Free

Through August 11:


PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince.

Co-curated by Haitian-American artist and curator Edouard Duval-Carrié and British artist and curator Leah Gordon, and organized by Pioneer Works Founding Artistic Director Gabriel Florenz with special advisor Jean-Daniel Lafontant.

Over 20 artists working in the Haitian capital, the exhibition highlights Port-au-Prince’s many diverse centers of cultural production, informal street life, religious heritage and mythologies to create a compelling portrait of a historically significant and intensely complex city in flux.

The exhibition presents a diverse group of sculptures including sequined Vodou flags, stone and wood carvings, and found object assemblages, most of which have never before been seen in the United States. The sculptural installation mirrors the organization of the city itself by highlighting specific districts in Port-au-Prince where art is produced—each with its own particular subjects, forms, and materials.

Myrlande Constant, Ceremonie Saint Brigitte Baron La Kwa, 2005-2016.
Beads on cotton, 66 x 99 in. (framed)

Tile Blush


8375 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33138
+1 305 812 6231

Hours:

Wed. - Sat., 11 - 6
and by appointment.

Wanderers 

Featuring artists: Cristine Brache, Nicole Burko, Alejandro Cardenas, Naomi Fisher, Matt Lifson, Hugo Montoya, Jonathan Peck, Manny Prieres and Carlos Rigau. As part of her participation, curator Patricia M. Hernandez provided a short text above reflecting on a quote from postcolonial and feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s book “Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing.” On view until July 27.
Nicole Burko, An Unswimmable Distance (Blackout), 2013
Oil on wood panel, 12 x 18 in

Pérez Art Museum - PAMM


1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Downtown Miami
Miami, Fl. 33132
P: 305 375 3000

Hours:

Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun: 10 – 6
Thurs: 10 – 9
Closed on Wednesdays (except Miami Art Week)
Free 1st Thursdays
Admission: Adults: $ 16
Seniors/ Students:$ 12
Take the free Metromover
til Museum Park Stop

July 18, 2019 – June 7, 2020:


The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art.

Curated by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at PAMM, and Dr. Marsha Pearce, Cultural Studies Scholar based at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.
Fourteen artists centered their work in the question “what might a Caribbean future look like”.
Deborah Jack, water between us remembers, so we wear our history on our skin, long for a sea-bath and hope the salt will cure what ails us, 2016.

Spinello Projects


2930 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127

Hours:

Free and Open to the Public
Mon: Closed
Tues – Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: Noon –  5

Within Time 

Spinello Projects just re-opened in Allapattah, the inaugural exhibition is a special presentation of new works by Eddie Arroyo and Agustina Woodgate on the occasion of their participation in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. On view until July 31st. Arroyo shows several new paintings from his Developer's Survey series, an ongoing conversation between Miami and New York regarding the discourses of neighborhood prosperity in the current social economic moment.

Eddie Arroyo, May 17th, 2019, 7:19 PM, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery 


1540 NE Miami Ct.,
Miami, Fl. 33132  
+1 305 448 8976

Hours:

Tues - Sat, 11 - 5


Opening Reception for the artists: Friday, June 28, 7 - 9 pm


Battleship Potemkin

Curated by Rafael Domenech.

The artists involved are Vivian Chiu, Justin Cloud, Alejandro Contreras, Dana Degiulio, Jose Iraola, Michael Joo, Jon Kessler, Jonas Mekas, Jeffrey Meris, Ernesto Oroza, Bat-Ami Rivlin, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tomas Vu, Fischli and Weiss, Ayoung Yu. On view until August 24.

“Battleship Potemkin” takes its title from the 1925 black and white, silent film by Sergei Eisenstein that remarkably served as inspiration to many of Francis Bacon's convulsive portraits. Consequently, it is the purpose of this exhibition to create a forum that explores disjunction, time, space and cinema as concepts for art making. 

Piero Atchugarry Gallery


5520 NE 4th Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33137
+1 305 639 8247
 

Hours:

Tues. - Sat.,  11 - 5
 

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29th, 6 - 9 pm


From June 29 to September 14:


Atchucarry Art Center in association with Piero Atchugarry Gallery presents
 

WOMEN GEOMETERS  
 

An exhibition curated by Adriana Herrera that proposes an unpublished dialogue between twelve pioneers of geometric abstraction in Latin America with the support of The55Project
 
The artists gathered in Women Geometers are (in chronological order of birth): Loló Soldevilla (Cuba, 1901-1971), Gego (Germany, 1912 - Venezuela 1994), María Freire (Uruguay, 1917-2015), Mira Schendel (Switzerland, 1919- Brazil, 1988), Regina Aprijaskis (France, 1919- Peru 2013), Lygia Clark (Brazil, 1920), Lygia Pape (Brazil, 1927-2004), Zilia Sánchez (Cuba, 1926), Mercedes Pardo (Venezuela, 1921-2005), Lia Bermúdez (Caracas, 1930), Fanny Sanín (Colombia, 1938) and Lydia Okumura (Brazil, 1948).

Lydia Okumura, Untitled I. First realized at Medellín Biennial, Colombia, 1981
Acrylic paint, painted aluminum, and cotton string, 78 × 90 × 48 in.

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