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Selfie Justification

by Alicia Eler on March 17, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — I hit the brakes at a stoplight and turn my head to the left. I spot a young woman waiting for the bus. In golden capital letters on her t-shirt, the words WHY NOT shine boldly.

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The ninth issue of CLOG, the architecture publication that emphatically “slows things down,” focuses on the increasingly growing interest in the city of Miami and the transition from a major shipping port and vacation destination to an architectural powerhouse.

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Museums

A Look Inside Miami’s New Art Museum

by Susan Silas on December 19, 2013

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MIAMI — On opening night, I dutifully parked my car in the Omni parking lot as instructed and got inside the double-decker bus that would take me five or so blocks to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). That ride on the top deck took nearly twenty minutes. We drove up the long driveway, past half-finished buildings, and were deposited in front of a gleaming jewel with swarms of people lined up at the doors.

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Last week I was asked by the editors at Hyperallergic to fly to Miami and document the attendees at their Aqua Art Miami party. Of course, at first I was insulted and hung up on them.

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MIAMI — Oliver Sanchez should be an easy name for any perceptive Miami art enthusiast to pull from their mental archive. A widely respected sculpture fabricator who has worked with artists including Daniel Arsham, Bhakti Baxter, Piotr Uklanski, and Peter Coffin, to name a few, Sanchez is also a curious sort of curator: one who dispenses fringe histories with a blisteringly funny lilt. His refined madness was on full display during his latest exhibition, Pataphysics for Dummies: 100 Years of Artitude (1913–2013).

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Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as Primary Flight and Wynwood Walls, the Wynwood district in Miami is undergoing a radical transformation through art.

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Los Angelenos and visitors to the West Coast are in for a treat this weekend. Fountain Art Fair rolls into LA for the first time from September 2 to October 3 with an exciting line-up of emerging artists and art spaces.

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Photo Essays

Wynwood’s Other Walls

by Hrag Vartanian on December 10, 2010

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Walking or driving around Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, you’re immediately struck by the great volume of art all around, most noticeably on the wall. Some of the work is illegal but others are sanctioned through the efforts of Primary Flight, an organization which descibes itself as “Miami’s original open air museum and street level mural installation that takes place annually throughout the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District.”

One gallerist told me that one “host” of a Primary Flight mural from last year loves his so much he was talking about graffiti coating it to ensure it longevity. What was remarkable about these murals, many of which were from last year, is that they look pretty much as good as the first day they were painted. Why?

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Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Krupnick had the opportunity to spend the day after the Art Basel Miami Beach fair closed inside the convention center dodging forklifts and documenting the breakdown of the fair. “It’s that rare moment when lots of valuables are at risk and in motion,” he told me over email. “The amazing piles of crates and packing materials make it hard to pin down what, exactly, an art piece is. (One forklift operator pointed at a stack of shipping containers he’d arranged, and said without sarcasm: ‘This is my art.’)” [PHOTO SERIES]

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Reactor

A Miamian Take on Art Basel

by Hrag Vartanian on December 6, 2010

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Sure they love the money, but not all Miamians are kumbaya about the alien spacecraft that is the art fairs and its annual landing in South Beach. The Miami New Times has a hilarious list of why they are glad the fairs are over.

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