Arsht Center, New World Symphony present themselves at Art Week

Written by Abraham Galvan on November 23rd, 2021

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As Art Basel Miami Beach kicks off, local performing arts institutions and museums will be presenting their own artistic showcases during Miami Art Week.

During the first week of December known as Miami Art Week, cultural arts groups return and pick up where they left off in 2019 – fueling Miami-Dade’s recognition as a global art district.

New World Symphony and the artist Paula Crown offer an alternative to the crowds with an open-air installation EMANARE, which can be seen for two nights from November 30th on the 7,000 square meter Wallcast at 500 17th Street in Miami Beach.

Ms. Crown’s interactive, participant-generated, AI-moderated artwork EMANARE gives everyone the opportunity to share a message of hope and positivity with a soundscape created by NWS Fellows Douglas Aliano, Amelia del Cano, Ben Fryxell, Zoë Merrill, Zachary Ragent and. Marcelina Suchocka was developed.

On December 4th, the Adrienne Arsht Center will partner with the University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Lowe Art Museum for a full evening of music and art starting at 8 p.m. at the centre’s Knight Concert Hall at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. present . The Frost Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the world-famous maestro Gerard Schwartz will perform in “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

The musical performance consists of 10 movements inspired by certain works of art shown in a posthumous exhibition by the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, who composed more than 100 paintings and drawings by his close friend, the architect and artist Viktor Hartmann, who died in 1873, attended to be combined with more than 50 projected images by leading contemporary artists as well as original works from the permanent collection of the Lowe Art Museum.

“This collaboration not only highlights two of the jewels in the University of Miami’s art crown, it is also a haunting reminder of the ability of music and the painted image to ground us, move us, and bring ourselves closer to one another” said Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts director and chief curator at Lowe.

The museum will also feature artist Samuel Levi Jones in conversation with Dennis Scholl, CEO of Oolite Arts, on December 4th at 10 a.m. in the Lakeside Village Expo Hall of the University of Miami at 1211 Dickinson Dr. welcome to Coral Gables. Trained as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist, Mr. Jones deconstructs, and manipulates books such as encyclopedias and textbooks in order to critically explore systems of knowledge and power.

Just in time for Miami Art Week, the HistoryMiami Museum’s “FloodZone” will be shown, a climate-inspired exhibition with a 47-part collection. Created and curated by Miami’s own Anastasia Samoylova, known for her bold stance on consumption and environmental protection concepts, but balanced in her non-sensational approach to the changing landscapes due to climate change.

Visitors to the museum at 101 West Flagler St. will see portraits of locals, flora, concrete jungles replacing mangrove forests, wetlands and farms, all embodied in rich green, azure and pastel pink colors, said Jorge Zamanillo, HistoryMiami’s executive director.
Samoylova’s photography is an impressive documentary project of the changing landscape, he said.

“What this busy community desperately needs is time to reflect on the changes around us. FloodZone gives us the space to pause and reflect on how current realities are affecting our community in South Florida. “

The Mana Common is back with the opening of the Flagler Street Art Festival, the Miami Mural Festival and the NFT BZL conference for Miami Art Week.

The weeklong program aims to disrupt the premium exclusivity associated with Miami Beach art fairs by hosting free and public events, according to Moishe Mana, CEO of Mana Common. The main goal is to promote the democratization of the art world through the installation of masterpieces in the busy, walkable neighborhoods of Wynwood and Flagler District.

On November 30th, the NFT BZL conference aims to educate and inspire its audience about NFTs and their implications. Participants will witness and exchange with key contributors and thought leaders discussing the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, how NFTs are changing the art industry, and how to invest in NFTs. Speakers include Gary Vaynerchuck, Tim Draper, the Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, Alex Mashinsky and YesJulz, Justin Blau. The full-day symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. at the FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami.

The Miami Mural Festival will be on view in Wynwood starting November 29th. The event pushes the boundaries of street art with over 500,000 square feet of massive murals that will reinvigorate the street art character of Wynwood in the face of increasing luxury housing development.

The weeklong Flagler Street Art Festival, presented in collaboration with the Urban Impact Lab, will take place in the heart of downtown from December 1, with a series of large-scale, experiential digital art exhibitions open to the public. Fifteen new murals commissioned by Mana Public Arts will be painted live, along with the debut of illuMia, an interactive nighttime visual experience projected onto the facades of Flagler District buildings.

“We’re witnessing the renaissance of the Flagler District and Wynwood becoming Miami’s premier nightlife and entertainment destination,” said Mana. “With the development of our culture and digital innovations, new travel destinations are also emerging. South Beach is a thing of the past. This year we are making the art market fairer through an inclusive and accessible program. “

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