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A Guide to the

MIAMI EXPERIENCE Miami is a territory where we might be white, black or in between, descendants of original people, born here or elsewhere, but we are all invited to leave behind the common stereotypes and the refusal of not-like-me to enjoy the marvels of great art.

We cannot forget the indigenous population, that’s why the article Convergences / Divergences written by artist and art historian Amalia Caputo (page 4) is so enlightening, because it reveals how a mainly focused on geometric abstraction private collection spots the creative and geometric work of weaved objects from the Ye’kwanas, an indigenous Venezuelan-Brazilian community. This will be the annual exhibition of Juan Carlos Maldonado Art Collection, one of the 6 private collections that open to the public, adding up to Miami’s must-visit for the art world. (page 32). 

For our 16th anniversary and greeting you with a Cuban American flamingo in our cover (perhaps descendant of those brought from Cuba to adorn Hialeah Park in 1934) we asked two cultivated residents to share their views about Miami. For our dearest friend George Neary, Miami is a vault. He is the real expert in the whole Miami experience, debuting now with his own tour company. He wrote So You Think You Know Miami? (page 12) – a fun challenge to you, our readers, to try and see how many places have you visited.

Art Circuits is now “mostly digital” but we keep up the pleasure of printing this collectable and easy to carry fall guide that you have in your hands. This is intended for those who like you and me, like to take notes and touch while we read. For art emergencies our free app is a must, but to read and touch you will find in the fall guide interesting art galleries (page 20), original artists, 19 art fairs on 2018 (pages 28), plus 13 museums (page 30), all 6 private collections open to the public, and for the past 5 years we have had the utmost complete program of Art of Black, promoted by the Multicultural Tourism Department of GMC&VB. (starting on page 47).  

To better enjoy the wide spectrum of tropical Miami, without clichés, we asked ourselves about what the black Caribbean aesthetic might look like in front of other Afro descendants and how we perceive in Miami a common thread with many diasporic artists at work. So we requested Haitian artist Adler Guerrier for this season’s guide from an African diasporic view, Miami and the Art of the African Diaspora (page 16). 

This is what Art Circuits lives for since 2003.

With his guidance we can learn about how present the artists of these traditions are among our institutions and galleries and how concepts of blackness, class, success, and beauty manifest themselves in many different ways.

liana@artcircuits.com @artcircuits ArtCircuitsGuides art_circuits/

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Miami Art Circuits Guide - 2018 / 2019 Miami Art Season  

A Guide to the Miami Experience Miami is a territory where we might be white, black or in between, descendants of original people, born here...

Miami Art Circuits Guide - 2018 / 2019 Miami Art Season  

A Guide to the Miami Experience Miami is a territory where we might be white, black or in between, descendants of original people, born here...