Misael Soto is a South Florida artist who works at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and blogs at Art. Music. Film. Whatever.
The Body is Present by Psychic Youth, Inc. @ Arsht Center (March 4 and 5; 7 pm)
Directed and choreographed by Ana Mendez in collaboration with fellow Psychic Youth, Inc. members Federico Nessi and Richard Vergez, The Body is Present is an homage to Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. The 20-minute performance focuses on the seminal artist’s untimely death, after falling 34 stories from an NYC apartment building in 1985. As told through a dream, the performance will explore the mysteries of Mendieta’s death, weaving together the euphoria of falling and the theme of violence explored in her work. After their amazing performance at MAM this past summer (also lead by Mendez), will Psychic Youth triumph again? I’ll put my money on it. Learn more HERE.
Second Saturday Art Walk @ Wynwood and Design District (March 12; all evening)
As is the norm this time of year, Miami’s galleries should all have something new to look at and the streets will be filled with crowds and crowd-pleasers alike. And be on the look out for a special participatory performance on the sidewalks of Wynwood by yours truly. See photos from Miami Art Walks past HERE.
Dominic Molon @ the De La Cruz Collection (March 18; 7 p.m.)
The chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will give a lecture focusing on the challenges and virtues of promoting cutting-edge art in the heart of the American Midwest. Molon is more than qualified to give a few helpful pointers to South Florida’s art directors and curators. Learn more HERE.
Open Process: New Work by Miami Artists @ MoCA NoMi (March 18 – June 5)
One of two shows opening at MoCA this month, Open Process will feature new work from four young Miami artists who were challenged to “develop unrealized ideas and reconsider their artistic practices within the context of the museum”. I can’t say I’m not jealous. Still, I wonder if it’s a good idea to elevate such young talent so soon? Can’t wait to find out. Learn more HERE.
Come Together: Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova @ Bass Museum of Art (March 23)
This Miami art power-couple just won’t quit! After exhibiting at Locust Projects last year with some fantastic pink carpeting, Rodriguez-Casanova joins forces with his wife, who currently has two shows up — one at Fort Lauderdale’s Girls Club Collection, another at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philly — to bring you Come Together at the Bass. I’m not sure if the couple has collaborated before, or if this is a full collaboration or more of a two-person show. Regardless I’ve enjoyed Leyden’s recent work with window blinds and am looking forward to seeing both their work in this kind of setting. Learn more HERE.
The Boca Museum of Art’s Annual All Florida
Technically, this is not an event, but it should be. This yearly juried exhibition is something I plan to enter myself, and I encourage all local artists to submit work as well. Learn more HERE.
The Wilderness @ MAM (March 27 – June 26)
This month I’ll finally be putting my underused MAM membership to good use. “The Wilderness” is a peculiar group exhibition exploring “the real or imagined boundaries between tamed and untamed nature” through film and sculptural installations, each with in its own space. Learn more HERE.