Saturday Night’s Art Dilemma

By | February 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments
Eiko and Koma

A studio shot from Raven, Eiko and Koma's three-year retrospective.

At times, keeping up with the arts in Miami can be overwhelming (e.g., Art Basel). Other times, there’s little for an art lover to do but wash his paint brushes. If “feast or famine” is the most accurate description, one could call this coming Saturday night a buffet, with South Florida serving up an enticing menu of modern dance, indie rock, and the visual arts.

Japanese dance duo Eiko and Koma will be performing their second and final Tigertail Productions performance of Raven at the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. Across the bay, Wynwood and Design District galleries will open their doors to one and all for February’s Second Saturday Artwalk. And up in Fort Lauderdale, indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene will blow the paint off the walls at Revolution Live. (Check out our interview with BSS founding member Brendan Canning.)

It’s impossible to do it all!

If you’re hoping to simplify things by catching Eiko and Koma’s first performance, on Friday, be careful: You’d have to miss out on Christo’s lecture at FIU, where the living art-world legend will be discussing two upcoming projects, Over The River and The Mastaba. I, for one, cannot miss Christo (an inspiration of mine since college), so the Saturday dilemma persists.

Having too many amazing art events to choose from is definitely a good problem to have, but choosing isn’t easy. What to do?

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