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Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Next date: Jan 20, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger is organized by PAMM Curator René Morales and presented by Citi with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead individual support received from Dennis Richard and Susan Bell Richard, Mark and Nedra Oren, and George Lindemann. Support from the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami and Veuve Clicquot is also gratefully acknowledged.

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Dara Friedman (b. 1968, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; lives in Miami) uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. A former student of the famously rigorous Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka, Friedman engages tendencies in 20th-century experimental cinema that call for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. The artist crafts each of her films with meticulous care, making precise choices with respect to camerawork, film stock, and editing strategy while taking into consideration every aspect of the presentation of her work in physical space, from the scale of the images to the specific qualities of the playback equipment. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward gestures and situations that she has planned out in advance and that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines.

Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes. In recent years, Friedman has increasingly explored the charged boundaries between the public and private spheres, working with musicians, dancers, actors, and other individuals selected through casting calls and auditions. These experimental collaborations dovetail with the artist’s longstanding endeavor to use her work as a means of engendering empathy while pounding on the walls that separate viewer from subject, artist from audience, self from other.

Spanning more than 20 years of creative production, this immersive exhibition is Friedman’s first mid-career survey, and the largest presentation of her work to date.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s

Next date: Jan 20, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection presents a selection of works acquired from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry through a combined gift and purchase made possible by the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner, and the Sackner Family Partnership. Featuring the work of approximately 15 individuals—including Carl Andre, Henri Chopin, Dom Sylvester Houédard, d.a. levy, Françoise Mairey, and Gustave Morin—the exhibition explores how artists and poets have transformed the typewriter, a machine for office work, into a tool for experimental artistic and poetic expression. Harnessing the machine’s inherent precision while defying its physical limits, these artists create a dizzying array of optical effects and novel forms of geometric abstraction.

From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection is organized by PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio and PAMM Curator René Morales.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Next date: Jan 20, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

A season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)'s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

Performances will include two interactive projects on Miami Beach at the Fillmore and at the New World Center.

Location

Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdclivearts.org

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez

Next date: Jan 20, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 170 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition. The diverse meanings placed on the horizon—which include it as a symbol of longing, containment or desire—radiate across the additional works on view. Produced in various media, such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, these contemplative artworks help generate a discussion regarding the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social, and political environment, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Jorge M. Pérez. On the Horizon is presented in three distinct, yet interconnected “chapters,” with a new chapter opening every three months. Chapter 2: Abstracting History is on view untilJanuary 7, 2018.

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This exhibition is presented by City National Bank with additional support provided by Cidade Matarazzo, Crystal & Co., and Pomellato.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

www.pamm.org/horizon

Steve McQueen: End Credits

Next date: Jan 20, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Steve McQueen (b. 1969, London; lives in Amsterdam and London) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist, whose work focuses on historical narratives, politics, race, and other themes concerning a deep social consciousness. In the video installation End Credits, (2012–2016) McQueen pays homage to the African American singer, actor, and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). An anti-imperialist committed to fighting inequality, Robeson was watched in the 1950s and blacklisted by the FBI—the organization that kept an extensive archive on the Civil Rights leader and mass media performer. During the McCarthy era, the FBI compiled thousands of pages on Robeson, now a public archive which McQueen used to create this video. This work shows the significantly censored pages read by male and female voices. McQueen creates a compelling visual composition that brings forth the perverse nature of politically driven discrimination and persecution.

Steve McQueen: End Credits is organized by PAMM Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz. This exhibition is presented by Bank of America with additional support provided by Knight Foundation.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Elenora Fabiao, I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

FREE

In a program designated Triptych Miami, Eleonora Fabião will present three interrelated components. The action I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto finds the artist at various public locations over the course of three days, barefoot, sitting and facing an empty chair, and displaying a sign bearing the invitation of the work’s title. The artist will also present a lecture-performance about her practice; a workshop with young artists titled Performance Art, Artistic Strategies, and Political Imagination (New World School of the Arts); and Light Cloud, an action that will be performed along with the workshop participants in downtown Miami. The unpredictable encounters that result from these open-ended situations constitute the works.

Born in Brazil in 1968, Eleonora Fabião is an artist and theorist who has performed actions in the streets since 2008. In 2011, she received the Arts in the Streets Award from the Brazilian National Foundation of the Arts and in 2014 the Rumos Itaú Cultural Grant that resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES/ACTIONS. Fabião is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the Theater Directing Undergraduate Program and the Arts of the Scene Graduate Program, where she chairs the artistic experimentation wing. Fabião is interested in the poetics and ethics of the strange, of the encounter, of precariousness. She considers the street actions as forms of knowledge and thought, and understands concepts and theories as sources of energy to keep investigating and inventing city, art, university, and writing. Her performance work has taken place in several venues including as part of Performa 15 in New York in 2015, and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica and the Museu Bispo do Rosário, both in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Location

- Calle Ocho District / Domino Park
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Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art and Design

305-237-7700

Elenora Fabiao, I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

Free

In a program designated Triptych Miami, Eleonora Fabião will present three interrelated components. The action I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto finds the artist at various public locations over the course of three days, barefoot, sitting and facing an empty chair, and displaying a sign bearing the invitation of the work’s title. The artist will also present a lecture-performance about her practice; a workshop with young artists titled Performance Art, Artistic Strategies, and Political Imagination (New World School of the Arts); and Light Cloud, an action that will be performed along with the workshop participants in downtown Miami. The unpredictable encounters that result from these open-ended situations constitute the works.

Born in Brazil in 1968, Eleonora Fabião is an artist and theorist who has performed actions in the streets since 2008. In 2011, she received the Arts in the Streets Award from the Brazilian National Foundation of the Arts and in 2014 the Rumos Itaú Cultural Grant that resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES/ACTIONS. Fabião is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the Theater Directing Undergraduate Program and the Arts of the Scene Graduate Program, where she chairs the artistic experimentation wing. Fabião is interested in the poetics and ethics of the strange, of the encounter, of precariousness. She considers the street actions as forms of knowledge and thought, and understands concepts and theories as sources of energy to keep investigating and inventing city, art, university, and writing. Her performance work has taken place in several venues including as part of Performa 15 in New York in 2015, and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica and the Museu Bispo do Rosário, both in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Location

- Downtown Miami / Government Center
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Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art and Design

305-237-7700

Cuban Game Night

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - English

Join us for a fun night filled with dominos, trivia, and “mentirosa” (liars poker).

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Elenora Fabiao, I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

FREE

In a program designated Triptych Miami, Eleonora Fabião will present three interrelated components. The action I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto finds the artist at various public locations over the course of three days, barefoot, sitting and facing an empty chair, and displaying a sign bearing the invitation of the work’s title. The artist will also present a lecture-performance about her practice; a workshop with young artists titled Performance Art, Artistic Strategies, and Political Imagination (New World School of the Arts); and Light Cloud, an action that will be performed along with the workshop participants in downtown Miami. The unpredictable encounters that result from these open-ended situations constitute the works.

Born in Brazil in 1968, Eleonora Fabião is an artist and theorist who has performed actions in the streets since 2008. In 2011, she received the Arts in the Streets Award from the Brazilian National Foundation of the Arts and in 2014 the Rumos Itaú Cultural Grant that resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES/ACTIONS. Fabião is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the Theater Directing Undergraduate Program and the Arts of the Scene Graduate Program, where she chairs the artistic experimentation wing. Fabião is interested in the poetics and ethics of the strange, of the encounter, of precariousness. She considers the street actions as forms of knowledge and thought, and understands concepts and theories as sources of energy to keep investigating and inventing city, art, university, and writing. Her performance work has taken place in several venues including as part of Performa 15 in New York in 2015, and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica and the Museu Bispo do Rosário, both in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Location

- Miami Beach / Lincoln Road
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Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art and Design

305-237-7700

Elenora Fabiao, Elenora Fabiao, An Encounter

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 AM - English

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Eleonora Fabião will present a lecture-performance about her practice at the New World School of the Arts. Born in Brazil in 1968, Eleonora Fabião is an artist and theorist who has performed actions in the streets since 2008. In 2011, she received the Arts in the Streets Award from the Brazilian National Foundation of the Arts and in 2014 the Rumos Itaú Cultural Grant that resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES/ACTIONS. Fabião is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the Theater Directing Undergraduate Program and the Arts of the Scene Graduate Program, where she chairs the artistic experimentation wing. Fabião is interested in the poetics and ethics of the strange, of the encounter, of precariousness. She considers the street actions as forms of knowledge and thought, and understands concepts and theories as sources of energy to keep investigating and inventing city, art, university, and writing. Her performance work has taken place in several venues including as part of Performa 15 in New York in 2015, and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica and the Museu Bispo do Rosário, both in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Location

New World Center - Building 5, second Floor, Room 5217
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.nws.edu

Play Reading Series New Year, New Works!

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater invites you to its New Year, New Works! play reading series every Friday of January, 2018, which seeks to promote the creation of new works by South Florida playwrights. Support local, upcoming artists and enjoy a display of play readings covering a wide variety of diverse subjects. Admission is FREE with a suggested donation. You are welcome to donate whatever amount you'd wish for your ticket. Your generous donation helps support free and low cost programming in our community!

  • NOT FINE by Marj O'Neill-Butler : January 5th
  • RADAR RANGE by Maura Campbell : January 12th
  • A TALE OF AFRICA by Tyler Powell : January 19th
  • TAP by Caleb Scott : January 26th

Ticket Price: FREE with suggested donation.

Location

Sandrell Rivers Theater
6101 NW 7th Ave Suite 79, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Tres Viudas En Un Crucero

Next date: Jan 27, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Tres viudas que viven que en el mismo Condominio en Hialeah, deciden tomar un crucero por el Caribe. Lo que nadie imagina, es lo que les ocurre mientras lo planeaban, y después que regresan del viaje. En esta comedia le aseguramos una risa continua y una diversion constante.

Location

Trail theater
3715 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-443-1009

www.teatrotrail.com

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Next date: Jan 25, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

A body-slamming satire about race, stereotypes, and the battle for the American soul, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity turns the fight for success in the world of pro-wrestling into a rollicking parable of political manipulation. Kristoffer Diaz's Obie Award winning 2009 drama, a Pulitzer Prize finalist that has played major stages across the country, is tailor-made for the era of politics-as-reality-show.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Giralda Under the Stars: Valentine's Edition

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Now that the wonderful Giralda Plaza is open, Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile are bringing back a neighborhood favorite: Giralda Under the Stars!

Every first Friday of the month from November - April 2018, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining and jive to the rhythm of local bands. Make sure to come early and fill those bellies with the delicious local eats of Restaurant Row's vibrant selection of eateries.

Stay for a magical night for the whole family with Brendan O'Hara and Yoli Mayor!

The event is free and open to the public.

Location

Giralda Plaza
Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM - English

A Tale from China. A benevolent, but sickly Chinese Emperor is healed by the magical song of a simple gray Nightingale. The Emperor and the members of the court are amazed, and want to keep the Nightingale in a golden cage. But when the Emperor of Japan sends a golden, jewel encrusted, mechanical bird, the Emperor and the members of the court forget about the Nightingale, and she flies away. Eventually, the glittering mechanical bird breaks, and the Emperor falls ill again, but the kind Nightingale comes back to save the Emperor, who agrees that she can be free.

Location

Coral Gables Public Library
3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-442-8706

Talks: Nato Thompson

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Join us for a conversation with Nato Thompson, Artistic Director, Philadelphia Contemporary and Former Artistic Director, Creative Time.

Talks is a new conversation series presented by Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida and featuring top contemporary art curators. As part of the series, the curators will visit local artists' studios, providing them with feedback and visibility.

Location

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Democracy Lives in Miami

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Democracy Lives in Miami is a socio-political enterprise that brings together conservative, progressive and independent citizens to speak up in support of our democratic values and against the constant undermining of the country’s democratic norms and ideals. This movement will pinnacle with a one-night, non-partisan event called Democracy Lives in Miami, to take place at the Proscenium Theater at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex on February 8th. The event will be a gathering of civic, academic, cultural, business and political leaders in the Greater Miami area who support the democratic principles and shared values stated in the Constitution of the United States.

Location

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59 terrace, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

Maru Lanao

786-514-0301

​Cie. Herve Koubi: What the Day Owes to the Night

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

A breathtaking all-male contemporary dance ensemble, whose members hail from Algeria and Burkina Faso.

Acclaimed choreographer Hervé Koubi makes his Miami debut with a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and West African male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban, and contemporary dance. Dressed in white flowing costumes, they exude grace and masculinity amid a backdrop of imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and Islamic architecture, and a musical score that combines Sufi Music, Bach and Nubian composer Hamza El Din.

This concert is presented by MDC Live Arts and Olympia Theater.

Location

Olympia Theater
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

Antoni Miralda: The Maggic Banquet

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

Free and open to public

As part of the Living Together Performance Series, The Maggic Banquet, a participatory food-performance by the internationally acclaimed Miami and Barcelona-based artist Antoni Miralda, will celebrate our city’s diverse cultural heritage by tracing the culinary history of Maggi, the ubiquitous and universal seasoning brand. Presenting dishes from the kitchens of Miami’s various ethnic groups—all made with Maggi—in an altar-like buffet, Miralda explores the commodification and globalization of food and tradition. Accompanied by music, a special beverage, and a zine published with recipes in English, Spanish, and Creole, The Maggic Banquet will turn the terrace of EXILE Books into a food-for-thought artwork.

Born in Terrassa in the province of Barcelona, Spain, Antoni Miralda has been using food as his art medium since the late 1960s. He often creates public and ritual events centered in popular culture and traditions, especially culinary ones. The Honeymoon Project (1986–92), was an international series of ceremonial and participatory actions at multiple sites that imagined the wedding of New York's Statue of Liberty with the Columbus Monument in Barcelona, two diametrically opposite icons of freedom and conquest. Since 1971 Miralda has lived and worked in the U.S., and since 1993 has spent much of his time in New York and Miami, where he started FoodCultura, a project that includes archives and collections, and that produces exhibitions and events around the world which explore the subjects of food diversity and its relation to culture. He was the subject of major retrospectives at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2010 and the MACBA in Barcelona in 2016.

Location

- Exile Books 5900 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
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Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

​Mumiy Troll

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

Mumiy Troll - Russia’s Cult Art/Indie Rockers who never tire of reinventing themselves bring their tour to the Olympia Theater.

The band which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Pacific coast) by Ilya Lagutenko.

They have played gigs across the globe: from Siberia to the Baltics, Mongolia to Greenland and Shanghai open-airs. Starting with the release of their first self-funded album “Morskaya” in 1997, Mumiy Troll (Мумий Тролль) rapidly became one of Russia’s most popular and influential bands.

This concert is presented by AEG Presents and Olympia Theater.

Location

Olympia Theater
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

A Dancing Imagination

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM - English

Momentum shows kids how any topic can be fodder for dance by using your imagination. Duet is an unusual pas de deux for a dancer and electric car. I See A Song explores how we can “see” music and “hear” color. Bubble Wrap has the dancers popping that irresistible stuff through rhythms in their feet, ballet steps, jumping and rolling and more hilarious antics. Power Hitter incorporates the world of sports in a portrait of a baseball player trying to hit a home run.

  • February 24 at 2:30 p.m.
    South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189.
    For Information Call: 305-233-8140.
  • April 7 at 11:00 a.m.
    Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
    For information call: 305-442-8706.
  • May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
    South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143.
    For Information Call: 305-667-6121

Victorian Tea Party

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM - English

Upon arrival, guests will be transported back to Fort Lauderdale circa 1901 for a celebratory tea party commemorating the birthday of Ivy Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s first school teacher and “First Lady.” Sip freshly brewed tea and indulge in exquisite hors d'oeuvres as Frank and Ivy Stranahan stop by to welcome you to their home. You won’t want to miss this magnificent high tea with Fort Lauderdale’s founding family! Tickets for Victorian Tea Party are $25 per person and advanced registration is required. Seating is limited.

Location

Historic Stranahan House Museum
335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Contact Information

Historic Stranahan

9545244736

GospelFest feat. The Jones Family Singers

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM - English

Co-presented by the Black Affairs Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County.

Celebrate Black History Month with Gospelfest featuring headliner The Jones Family Singers as well as local South Florida performers. Join us for an uplifting afternoon of gospel music for the entire family.

*VIP includes table seating and a complimentary drink

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Ann Pellegrini: Excess & Enchantment: Arts of Resistance

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Although Ann Pellegrini’s work traverses disciplines, a constant theme is an abiding interest in exploring how feelings are lived, experienced, and communicated, and what potential risks and possibilities result. Another is the value of art and the aesthetic for repairing democratic social life. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997); co-author, with Janet R. Jakobsen, of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NYU Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004); and co-author, with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico, of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (Beacon Press, 2013). “You Can Tell Just By Looking” was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Non-Fiction. She has also published two anthologies: Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, co-edited with Daniel Boyarin and Danial Itzkovitz (Columbia University Press, 2003); and Secularisms, co-edited with Janet R. Jakobsen (Duke University Press, 2008). Pellegrini co-edits the Sexual Cultures Series at New York University Press with Joshua Chambers-Letson and Tavia Nyong’o. She is currently completing a new book on “queer structures of religious feeling.” She is a professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.

Ann Pellegrini's lecture is part of Living Together, a cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops held in venues across the greater Miami area and reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Location

MDC Live Arts Lab - 33146
300 NE 2 Ave., Building 1, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.tigertail.org/

Teatro Ojo/Hector Bourges /Patricio Villareal: Disorganizing Mimesis

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

The Mexico City-based group Teatro Ojo essays the possible dispositions and sequences of gestures, images, and machinations that sketch tensions within the texture of a "spectral contract" on which the figure of the Mexican nation-state is incessantly organized and disorganized—a contract plagued by "public secrets": what we all know and yet we cannot utter. Bourges states the following about Disorganizing Mimesis: “Five images of a radical theatricality: a flayed/flayer god; a talking cross that incites a silent indigenous uprising that lasted a hundred years; a skeleton of the last Aztec emperor made from the bones of birds, deer, dogs, and a woman’s skull; the corpse of Emperor Montezuma talks to his people through a sinister act of ventriloquism; Subcomandante Marcos is unmasked by the Mexican government in 1995...and he turns out to be the son of a furniture dealer.”

Made up of Héctor Bourges, Karla Rodríguez, Patricio Villarreal, Laura Furlan, Gisela Cortés, and Emanuel Bourges, Teatro Ojo was founded in 2002 in Mexico City, where they still live and work. Their practice has shifted from conventionally theatrical territory to an expanded field that includes artworks, performances, and urban interventions. Collaborating with artists Santiago Sierra, Melanie Smith, Mario Bellatín, Juan José Gurrola, and others, the group questions ideas of memory, the city, violence, community, modernity, education, pre-language, and the post-human. Teatro Ojo’s most important projects include the installation Xipe Tótec, Ponte en Mi Pellejo (Put Yourself in My Shoes), at the 2012 Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland, and Lo Que Viene (Forthcoming), a stage project at El Galeón Theater, INBA, Mexico City, also in 2012. Teatro Ojo's work was also included in group exhibitions in 2014 at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid and at the Alhóndiga in Bilbao. In 2011, Teatro Ojo received the gold medal for best Theater Architecture and Performance Space in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

Teatro Ojo is part of Living Together, a cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops held in venues across the greater Miami area and reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Location

MDC Live Arts Lab - 33146
300 NE 2 Ave., Building 1, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.tigertail.org/

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program requests your presence at our Annual Gala celebrating 20 years of tomorrow.

Location

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

Contact Information

Beatrice Gonzalez

786-353-0005

bgonzalez@womenoftomorrow.org

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Counting Songs

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM - English

This fun and action packed 30-minute performance teaches younger children their numbers 1-8 while simultaneously teaching the multiplication tables for the same numbers to older kids. Each number comes to life with an original song by local composer Devin Marsh and a dance by Momentum's delightful, goofy, and high-energy dancers. Each song is in a different musical style (jazz, reggae, rock, Caribbean, classical, rap) and each dance has a special element such as puppets, scarves, stuffed animals, rhythm instruments and more! "Counting Songs" is the most fun you can have doing math!

Happening at the places below:

  • January 13 at 11:00 a.m.
    Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
    For information call: 305-442-8706.
  • January 13 at 2:00 p.m.
    Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7 Avenue, Miami, FL 33150.
    For information call: 305-694-2707.
  • April 5 at 6:00 p.m.
    West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165.
    For Information Call: 305-553-1134.

María José Arjona: All the Others in Me

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Taking the form of an unconsummated striptease with a multicultural pop soundtrack, Colombian artist María José Arjona’s performance All the Others in Me functions as a bridge between “miss-understandings.” It refuses to point at anything specific or resolve these misunderstandings, but instead offers a panoramic vista on our perception of each other across distances.

  • $15 general admission;
  • $5 students with ID; free to MDC students.

Location

Miami Light Project - Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

André Lepecki: In the Event of Encounter (FREE)

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

This lecture-performance addresses the notion of “encounter” as essential to a politics and an aesthetics of the commons. By drawing from several philosophical and political traditions that have analyzed the ethics and politics of the encounter, and by invoking artistic propositions that bring into the world improbable events (particularly in performance art and experimental choreography) André Lepecki will consider how the event of encounter precipitates groundings for living away from the necropolitical logic of our current imperial, colonial and murderous neoliberal monohumanism.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Anna Maria Maiolino: Entrevidas (Between Lives)

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - English

As an immigrant coming of age in a politically unstable Brazil, Anna Maria Maiolino searched for a new language to articulate everyday human existence. One of the most important artists of her generation, Maiolino’s multidisciplinary practice has always sought to connect art and life, to give structure to primordial experiences of language, self, and the body. The performance-installation Entrevidas (Between Lives), was originally conceived in 1981, during the period between the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship and its return to democracy.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

NIGHTWISH: Decades North America 2018

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

As four guys looking like they’re fresh out of high-school and a girl in leather pants played at the legendary rock-venue Lepakko in Helsinki, Finland, no-one could’ve known that one day they would be performing gigantic tours and would become the most successful band to ever come from Finland with album sales in figures with more than six digits, well known by their name NIGHTWISH. From their first album, "Angels Fall First" onwards, Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.

The Decades 2018 tour will showcase popular songs and never before performed cuts from the band’s deep catalog of music. Additionally, every ticket will include a special Decades Tour CD which will be distributed at the concert.

Location

Olympia Theater
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM - English

Momentum delights young audiences with a perennial children’s favorite! This classic folk tale with music by Russian composer Sergi Prokofiev is the most popular children’s work the company has ever offered! Kids join clever Peter and his friends the Bird and the Duck as they work together to outwit and capture the fierce Wolf. Other characters include grumpy Grandfather and the ridiculous Hunters. Each character is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra and a unique way of moving. Comedy, drama, suspense and excitement make this work a must-see experience.

Location

Coral Gables Public Library
3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-442-8706

Afternoon Tea with Mother

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM - English

A celebration of Mother's Day over tea and crumpets, with a "salon" performance by Dance NOW! company members, plus live musical accompaniment.

  • Free admission.

Location

Betsy Hotel - N/A
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL N/A (Map)

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