Articles by Anne Tschida

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    One gallery, two shows, two locations

    October 12, 2013 by Anne Tschida

    One gallery, two shows, two locations
    Yanira Collado's book pages One definition of the word “Palimpsest” is “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” It is also the title of a new group show curated by William Cordova that loosely fits into this descriptive, at Carol...
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    We could all be artistic refugees

    November 22, 2013 by Anne Tschida

    We could all be artistic refugees
    The cast of "Homeland Refuge" at the Farside Gallery The images of devastation that have recently come out of the Philippines are yet another sad reminder of our precarious situation, a reminder that both natural and man-made disasters can upend our lives and send us to...
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    The message in the image: AIDS poster art

    June 26, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    The message in the image: AIDS poster art
    From Lanny Sommese, 1989. You'll immediate recognize the colorful, cartoonish painting from Keith Haring hanging on the sixth floor of the Wolfsonian-FIU, but there is nothing cartoon-like in the message he had written: "Ignorance = Fear," "Silence = Death," "Fight AIDS, ACT UP." It's one of...
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    An artistic needle in an urban haystack

    June 29, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    An artistic needle in an urban haystack
    "A Needle Woman," silent; 6:33 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist Kimsooja becomes a needle woman in eight synchronized videos in a darkened Miami Art Museum (a Knight Arts grantee). Like a needle in a haystack, only the back of the Korea-born artist is shown, standing...
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    Re-picturing the classic era of the Silver Screen

    January 24, 2014 by Anne Tschida

    Re-picturing the classic era of the Silver Screen
    From "Smoke and Mirrors" from Kristen Thiele The movies of the 1930s are particularly evocative. It was an era between two world wars, during the Great Depression, and a time when American culture was truly starting to define itself. There were strong women on screen, gangsters,...
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    Take a Fourth of July Road Trip

    July 3, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    Take a Fourth of July Road Trip
    Ed Ruscha's 'On The Road," painted versions, on display at MOCA. Nothing is more American than our cars and what we do with them. Which is, drive. As America celebrates its independence this week, it's interesting to note how much driving has come to define the...
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    A variety show that's good for the summer soul

    July 6, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    A variety show that's good for the summer soul
    "Goldenage" gown from Sophie DeFrancesca. The six gallery spaces spread over two floors in the 12,000-square-foot space that makes up the impressive Zadok Gallery in Wynwood can hold a lot of art. It does, and its good stuff. Zadok has displayed a wide variety of works...
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    "Warhol Is Over?" No way

    July 10, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    "Warhol Is Over?" No way
    Simon Thompson "Me and You and You and Me Baby." It was in the late 1960s when Andy Warhol pronounced: "In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes," his commentary on the celebrity-soaked, pop-world culture that America had become. But in a twist...
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    Sending out an 'SOS' to the art world

    April 11, 2014 by Anne Tschida

    Sending out an 'SOS' to the art world
    Edwin Villasmil, "Libertad de Expresion," Ink on Paper. There is a strain in North American art practices to shy away from overtly political commentary – that, of course, is a sweeping statement, but European, African and Latin American artists seem to wade into that territory more...
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    Economies of Concept at MOCA

    June 4, 2010 by Anne Tschida

    Economies of Concept at MOCA
    First thing to watch out for when walking around the new exhibit at MOCA, "Claire Fontaine: Economies," is the floor. There's a snaking pressure cable that can trip you up, as can a ton of tennis balls in...
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    Talk about the art landscape of Opa-Locka

    May 9, 2014 by Anne Tschida

    Talk about the art landscape of Opa-Locka
    To end its fifth-year season, ARTtuesdays/Miami will talk all about Opa-Locka. That is the city in Miami-Dade with maybe the most eccentric architecture in Florida, and that’s saying something. Although the name derives from a Seminole word, the Moorish Revival-style buildings are meant to evoke Arabian Nights and Middle Eastern...
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    Taking art to the streets

    July 20, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    Taking art to the streets
    Who knows what you may see at the first outdoor Miami Performance International Festival? With any luck, you won’t have to keep too much of a look out for the first “Miami Performance International Festival” (also called “M/P 12”), as it should be right in front...
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    Some views of "The Afterlife"

    July 24, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    Some views of "The Afterlife"
    "Sweet Jesus" from Alex Heria. Even on a busy afternoon on Lincoln Road, the sound art emanating from under the eaves of the ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) is clearly audible, and a seductive invitation to visit more inside. The music is from Gustavo Matamoros...
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    "Things" in art that are worth seeing

    July 27, 2012 by Anne Tschida

    "Things" in art that are worth seeing
    Anton Kannemeyer's "Very, Very Good." The Fredric Snitzer Gallery has decided on an unorthodox way to deliver its summer group show. The works of 19 artists, some of whom are the most prominent names in contemporary art today, have been fashioned together under the title “Things...
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    The not-so-innocent world of Leonel Matheu

    July 8, 2014 by Anne Tschida

    The not-so-innocent world of Leonel Matheu
    "Democracy" by Leonel Matheu at the Frost Museum. The imagery of Leonel Matheu is intentionally child-like in its figurative depictions, colorful, with cartoonish characters and scenery that could have popped out from a children’s book. But not quite. Those domed bald heads and teddy bear people,...