La cubana Ana Mendieta intrigued the art world even before she plunged to her death from a high-rise window in 1985. Her videos, photography and performance art focused on a spiritual and physical connection to the earth as she created impressions of the female form using different natural elements. Mendieta was fascinated with the native inhabitants of Cuba–the Taíno–and Santería, often using gunpowder and blood in ritualistic tradition. César Trasobares will present an illustrated overview of her development as an artist and her take on feminism, violence, life, death and displacement within an anthropological context.
Refreshments and Dim Sum served at 7:30pm. Talk begins at 8pm.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.orgDe la Cruz Collection 23 NE 41st Street Miami, FL 33137 305.576.6112
Miami Independent Thinkers Group Show: Small Works Reception: September 27, 7-11pm
Join the ranks of self-proclaimed non-conformists and check out pieces crafted by local artists Ahol Sniffs Glue, Alfredo Perez, Buddah Funk and several other notorious south Floridians at Wynwood’s Cafeina. The light-latticed courtyard of the sensuous lounge will be perfumed with notes of jazz and gardenias, courtesy of Wendy Pedersen.Cafeina 297 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127Durban Signini Gallery: Beto de Volder Celebrating the Curve Opening: September 28, 7-10pm
Argentine Beto de Voder stops time through sculpture. The forms he creates have the potential to change indefinitely and unpredictably—in other words, chaos contained. Some pieces look like erratic lines on a machine’s screen signaling “TIME IS UP” to whoever is plugged into it. Others look like three dimensional models of vector calculus. But don’t fret–even if you barely made it through algebra, you can appreciate mathematics as art. The show makes chaos cool—unlike the chaos of people trying to buy pomos de agua at Sedanos a day before a hurricane hits.Durban Segnini Gallery
3072 SW 38 Avenue
Miami, FL 33146