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Postcards from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 2

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The 17th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach kicked off yesterday with its super exclusive VIP preview. Benefiting from a revamped  and expanded venue (the brand new Miami Beach Convention Center) the largest contemporary art fair in the country was today in full swing yet less chaotic and easier to navigate. Art Basel Miami Beach  remains one of the best art fairs …

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Postcards from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 1

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December 2018- Quiet Lunch returns to Art Basel Miami Beach. Watch for our daily offerings of top gallery exhibits, satellite shows and the hottest parties in town. Every day we’ll present a special envoy pop-up blog brought to you by Curator and Arts Writer, Eva Zenardi, who’ll be carefully selecting the very best out from the myriad of events happening …

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The Art of Bansky – An Unauthorized Exhibition – Miami 2018

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“The Art of Banksy” Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 Noon to 10 p.m. daily at Magic City Studios 6301 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. General Admission:$35-$50 Tickets can be purchased at www.banksyexhibit.com. Unauthorized is key here. Bansky never gave his permission to showcase any of the eighty, original works on view at this blockbuster-size exhibition. Curated by Bansky’s former manager of 12 years, Steve Lazarides, and co-produced by the promoters behind Live Nation and Starvox Exhibits, “The Art of Banksy,” opened at Miami’s Magic City studios on Dec. 1 to much fanfare. It is a highly controversial exhibition because of its …

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Daniel Buren: Tondi, situated works, at Bortolami Gallery

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Daniel Buren Tondi, situated works, 7  September – 13 October 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most prominent conceptual artists, Daniel Buren, featured in a solo show at Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York. Daniel Buren: “Invention and Obstinacy” “Invention and Obstinacy” is how Daniel Buren describes his work. Though, …

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Musing on the Impossible: The Holographic Worlds of M.C. Escher at Industry City, Brooklyn NY

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Yesterday my brain melted. At ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience, one of New York’s 2018 must-see exhibitions, the Dutch artist’s perspective-mangling worlds sent my mind spinning. Because of my passion for Op and Kinetic art, I was a kid in a candy store. Thanks to the clever, interactive installations that pepper a flawlessly curated selection of Escher’s works, I got …

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Last Chance: Emilio Cavallini’s Objectual Abstractions in Washington D.C

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It was an early summer day in Washington D.C. and the air was perfumed with the sweet scent emitted from globes of white, fragrant flowers popping out on the branches, trees, and balconies of Georgetown’s grand homes. Yet another variety of abstract, flower-like wall sculptures were “blooming” and filling the Capital with colors and kinetic energy: Emilio Cavallini’s dynamic works, …

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Jean Pierre Roy: The Art of Corralling Perception or The Artist as the Original Neuroscientist

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Warning: by reading this article you will expand your vocabulary and learn about neuroscience -I know I did when I wrote it! Should you find yourself in doubt when reading, please check the links. Enjoy! “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” –Aldous Huxley It’s a chilly mid-April afternoon in …

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Last Chance: The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden, Through Sunday April 22, 2018

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THE ORCHID SHOW Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 at The New York Botanical Garden Installations by Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost The long, chilly winter might not have brought much snow this year, but it’s a safe bet that everyone’s ready for some horticultural eye candy. Luckily, the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show is …

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“Mi Garba” means “I like it” in Italian!

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Last night I felt as if I was back in Italy, my homeland, blissfully sipping a glass of garnet red Brunello di Montalcino and savoring a delicate plate of tagliatelle ai funghi (ribbon noodles with mushroom). It felt like I might be in Tuscany, yet I was looking out of the window at the busy crossing of 4th Avenue and …

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The Best of Volta, Independent, and Scope 2018

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Wow, it seems like eons ago, but it was only last week when I wondered from art fair to art fair, furiously focused, miraculously ubiquitous, my toes bloody murder. With the Armory week’s circus completed, one can’t help but feeling kind of like an art orphan wondering, now what (oh wait a minute, Asia Art week is here!) After the …

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Armory Show for Eva – Piers 92 & 94 – March 8-11, 2018, New York 

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Armory Show – Piers 92 & 94- March 8-11, 2018, New York Ciao Manhattan! It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for contemporary and modern art junkies)! As winter storm Quinn hammers the Northeast with heavy snow, Manhattan looks like a Victorian snow globe version of a miniature Gotham City. It almost feels like Christmas, but we are in early March and it’s the VIP preview Day for the Armory Show, New York’s …

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Brian Eno and the Healing Power of Light Art

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Although Brian Eno had already left Roxy Music by the time “Love is the Drug” took most of the planet’s airways by storm, I couldn’t resist the reference in the title. I confess, I worship at the altar of Eno, and I almost fainted when I saw his spellbinding, healing light art in the context of Miami Art Week, contemporary art’s equivalent …

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Spotlight on: Sydney Cash – A Meditation on Movement

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The first time I saw Sydney Cash’s latest series of paintings depicting wavy lines jutting out of dark surfaces, I immediately visualized brain waves, a heartbeat, and DNA links twisting and unfolding. These vibrating, orderly patterns of wavy, intersecting lines gave me an immediate sense of calm which then shifted into a kind of vertigo, a feeling of elated disorientation. …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Scope & Untitled Art Fairs. | Day 5.

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I can’t believe it’s already over! Today was the last day of a whirlwind of spectacular and inspiring art + memorable parties in more surreal than ever locations always infused with hit or miss art installations (no proper nightclub can call itself such without one nowadays) and the most varied and creative fare to rival New York or Paris. I decided …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Pulse Miami Beach. | Day 4.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…the good intentions were mine when yesterday I decided to go to the Soho Beach House Tent “just to check it out”…After the umpth late night, I had a smashing Cuban breakfast at El Exquisito restaurant in Little Havana and went to Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for what may be the strongest, …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Art Miami. | Day 3.

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After a long night partying at Carsten Höller’s Prada Double Club Miami, I mustered the strength to tackle the other Miami Art’s Week’s behemoth, Art Miami. After a fulfilling and highly rewarding day perusing stunning modern and contemporary art at the fair, I quickly changed into a retro Pucci outfit and went straight to one of the very best restaurants in Miami Beach. It’s simply called “27” …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 2.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! The second day of Quiet Lunch’s special envoy Eva Zanardi adventure in every art lover’s wet dream is about two inspiring, not to be missed satellite events: Mana Contemporary’s “Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions”, an exhibition composed of artists in Mana BSMT’s New Media program, “Flatland” will guide viewers through each world or dimensions, incorporating AR/VR elements and 3D projection mapping. The exhibition …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 1.

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Quiet Lunch is in Miami! Every day check out my Miami Art Basel report, my special envoy pop-up blog. I will be carefully selecting only the very best out of the myriad of events happening simultaneously during Miami Art Basel week alongside pieces I like. Let’s start with the Bigger than Life press preview day for Miami Art Basel, a.k.a.the Big Mac or the Black Friday of the …

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Ron Agam. | An Ode to Black and White.

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“Color weakens”, Pablo Picasso. New York’s own Ron Agam strongly agrees. The internationally renowned artist, is widely acclaimed for his “furiously chromatic” geometric artworks. His artistic output successfully attempts to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design, primarily through mesmerizing black and white acrylics atop low relief wood panels. His optical creations fit perfectly within the resurgence of Op and Kinetic …

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Titia Ex. | Light Art for the Common Good.

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October 2017, Amsterdam- NL elebrated Dutch artist Titia Ex’s work is altruistic in its essence. Her dynamic, whimsical, site-specific light sculptures are carefully planned and created for public enjoyment. Her work affirms that art should be a common good, gratis and available to be experienced by all, regardless of one’s class or level of affluence. Public art is a leveler, …

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Spring is in the air: Ron Agam and Marco Casentini at GR gallery

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winter’s snow fades from memory and flowers now blossom all over town, come celebrate spring in New York City with works by Ron Agam and Marco Casentini at GR gallery. GR gallery’s current exhibition, Incandescent Chromophilia, by Ron Agam and Marco Casentini perfectly encapsulates the spirit of spring. Vibrant, exhilarating hues seem to explode from reassuringly geometric shapes—a visual sampling …

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Op art is back! Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art at GR gallery

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ast week, GR gallery unveiled its fourth exhibition dedicated entirely to Op and Kinetic art. The exhibition, Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art, pulsates as its artworks electrify the gallery’s atmosphere. The show’s opening night brought together an eclectic array of artists, curators, and art lovers, including the likes of rock photographer Bob Gruen, his wife, artist Elizabeth Gregory Gruen, …