Rob Goyanes

Ruth Gruber at the Jewish Museum of Florida

There’s a historic building on South Beach, built in 1936, long before the SoBe of today, that houses the Jewish Museum of Florida. Committed to documenting the Jewish community in Florida—which dates all the way to 1763—the museum has hosted countless exhibitions that expose audiences to the historic importance...

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Viktor El-Saieh: The Dizziness at Central Fine

In a small, white-cube gallery on Normandy Drive called Central Fine, the artist Viktor El-Saieh is showing a series of paintings that conjure the free-fall of symbolic experience. Titled The Dizziness, the exhibition contains works that build on El-Saieh’s interest in mining political mythologies of Haiti, his home country,...

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Aria Dean: Baby Is a Cool Machine

How to reconcile the idea of nothingness, when it takes the form of an object? And what of the object, as nothingness? These questions are not as abstract as they seem, especially when considering Aria Dean’s new exhibition of work, Baby Is a Cool Machine, at American Medium. Dean tackles nothingness...

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‘A Thread of Execution’ at Dimensions Variable

There might seem a gulf between textile and computer code, but an exhibition at Dimensions Variable seeks to stitch the two together. A Thread of Execution, consisting of eleven contemporary artists who primarily work in fabrics, includes pieces and installations that cause pause for thought: what is a line, a...

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‘Shaping Space with Sound’ at MAD

Sound isn’t just a thing you hear with your ears. A new exhibition at Miami’s Museum of Art and Design (MAD) explores the ways that sound impresses upon your other senses, from your eyes to your bones. Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound contains large-scale sound installations and environments...

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The Peculiar Marriage of Documentary and Abstract Art

Abstraction is often thought of as an unreal thing: a wash of color or some shape that floats in the mind of the artist. Documentary, on the other hand, is perceived as a very real thing, a true representation of the world as it exists. A new exhibition at the ArtCenter/South...

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Meriem Bennani at The Kitchen

Artist Meriem Bennani was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1988. The North African territory has become a reservoir for Bennani’s video works, which juxtapose CGI characters, fantastical landscapes, and footage shot in the artist’s native country. Threading narratives unfamiliar to Western eyes and ears, Bennani currently has a captivating...

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Miami High Rise: Coming of a Tropical Metropolis

Unlike most major cities, Miami’s tall buildings are a relatively recent phenomenon. Instead of gilded skyscrapers going up and dotting the horizon at the turn of the 20th century, Miami’s skyline really only started to dramatically change during the 1970s. And it wasn’t industrial titans that got them built—it...

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‘A Study of Invisible Images’ at Metro Pictures

For artist Trevor Paglen, it’s all about the images we’re not seeing. A recently-opened exhibition at Metro Pictures, A Study of Invisible Images, was born out of the artist’s research into computer vision, AI, and the changing role of the image in global society. Paglen is interested in the...

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Miami’s Most Titillating Museum

South Beach is known for scantily clad bodies and risqué behavior, but the sexiest thing there might be a museum started by a then 70-year-old Jewish woman named Naomi Wilzig. The World Erotic Art Museum, opened in 2005, houses one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine...

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