Miami Art Week – Too Much Love Picks
Is that time of the year in Miami… international, national and local artists have the opportunity to show their work to the masses. From December 1st to December 6th there are uncountable exhibitions taking over South Beach, Downtown Miami and Wynwood, and it is impossible to keep track and to attend to all. For that reason we decided to put together an agenda of some of the art shows, exhibitions or performances that caught our eye.
In this Too Much Love Miami Art Week picks, you will find all kinds of events featuring local and international artists, whether are free showcases or paid ones.
If you are in Miami we hope you enjoy this week and that you fall in love with the work of many new and already established artists.
MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
December 3rd – December 6th
History Miami Museum – 101 W Flagler St, Miami, Florida 33130
History Miami is bringing counter-culture to Art Basel Week in Miami this December. The Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) is an international celebration of emerging and innovative photographers from around the globe. Featured artists include the biggest names in street photography, such as Bruce Davidson, David Alan Harvey, Peter Turnley and Maggie Steber, The Street Collective & SPontanea.
Attend galleries of the 2015 Contest Entries, view professional collections, and join lectures, workshops and tours from the Featured Artists and the Leica Akademie.
ONCE UPON A BASEL…
A fashion, music and arts showcase featuring innovative designers from all around the world and the most exquisite music. The event will celebrate the opening of the new fashion and art store in Wynwood, Muse0 and it is co-hosted by Miami record label King’s Head Records.
The live music performances include Grey 8s, Ben Wash, Culture Prophet and Treznik. The event will also feature the work of designers Hussein Chalayan, Rad Hourani,Sankuanz, Jeremy Scott, Henrik Vibskov and Chromat as well as exclusive collections for Museø by Patrik Church and more.
PORE BY MARTHA FRIEDMAN
December 1st – January 9th
Locust Projects – 3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33127
Info on Special performances
Pore is an exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Martha Friedman in collaboration with choreographer/dancer Silas Riener that will be featured at Locust Projects throughout Miami Art Week until January 9th, 2016.
For her first major show in Miami, Friedman honors the four different humors that inspired the theory behind Western medicine for over two thousand years. The humors are black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. Essentially, the theory holds that the human body is filled with four basic substances, called humors, which are in balance when a person is healthy. All diseases and disabilities supposedly resulted from an excess or deficit of one of the above.
THE VOYAGE BY FORMENTO + FORMENTO
Formento & Formento and RED Digital Cinema presents THE VOYAGE, an emotionally charged short film and exhibition of photographs by the celebrated husband-wife team.
As reality weighs heavily on our conscience, stirred up by the inundation of horrific narratives and footage. Refugees abandoning the ills of their long loved countries delving into the brutality of the unknown. BJ and Richeille Formento present this work as silent bystanders in the mass cultural migration and world shift that is in full motion.
The event on December 5th will feature a performance by Chargaux who wrote the musical score for the film.
IN BETWEEN, PERFORM MIA 2015
December 2nd 7-10pm
ArtCenter/ South Florida – 924 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
In Between, is a selection of site specific performances, as part of a one day performance festival called Perform MIA 2015.
In Between, focuses on subversive artists whose practice challenges their own personal and social relationships with identity politics. Curated by artist Liz Ferrer whose social practice includes performance, installation and curation.
Artists include Kalan Sherrard (New York), Poncili Creacion (Puerto Rico), Bow Ty (Chicago), Rosé Hernandez (Chicago), Efrén Arcoiris (Chicago), Keijaun Thomas (New York), Local Honey (New Orleans), Rainé Rainé (Savannah), Dino Real (Costa Rica), Whit Forrester (Chicago), Jon Konkol (New York), Julia Maria Sinelnikova (New York), Orlando Estrada (New York), Sleeper (Miami), Diem Massad Al-Jouni (Savannah) Rick Diaz (Miami).
SUPERFINE! HOUSE OF ART AND DESIGN
8300 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL
From $5 – $65
Superfine! is a week long pop-up design showcase bringing top international design talent and fresh visual art. In their own words ” Superfine! exists at the intersection of high-impact contemporary art and dynamic + inspired design. By showcasing a curated lineup of designers who push the limits of modern design alongside fresh and focused visual art.” Visit their website to find out info about all their events including art showcases, live music performances by local and national acts and yoga classes.
EDUARDO CAPILLA AT PINTA MIAMI
December 2nd – 6th
Mana Wynwood – 318 NW 23 rd Street Miami, FL 33127
Dotfiftyone Gallery will exhibit during Pinta Miami Art Fair the work of contemporary Argentine artist and filmmaker Eduardo Capilla.
The work showcased is part of Capilla’s exhibition Trans-visual Express, which is the result of over thirty years of research and combines different stages of Eduardo Capilla’s work.
Everything started in 1982 with his “Nocion” project, a series of installations placed in public parks and high foot traffic areas in Buenos Aires, New York and Caracas. The objective was to challenge visual language taking the dissolution of subject-object relationship as a starting point. The anonymity of the public was a feature in the development of this project. Capilla was interested in the reaction and perceptions of an audience with artistic prejudice. The key factors of his work are the indeterminacy between subject and object, figure and background and erotism.
HOLOSCENES BY LARS JENS
Kyriakides Plaza, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. , Thursday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m. 8 p.m.
An elevator-sized human aquarium on Kyriakides Plaza in downtown Miami at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus will be inhabited by performers conducting everyday activities- making the bed, playing a guitar, cleaning the house.
The spectacular project, will be constantly draining and filling by a custom hydraulic system, weaves the unraveling story of water- the rising seas, melting glacier, intensifying floods and droughts- into the patterns of the everyday.
This installation is the brainchild of the conceptual artist Lars Jens, who using this week and installation as an excuse, wants to bring awareness about climate change. Jens objective is to “make people feel climate change in their guts, rather than just understand it.”