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Special Guide to Exhibits Spanning the African Diaspora

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“Grace Jones in London” by Dennis Manuel WINNER OF THE 6TH ANNUAL ART OF BLACK COVER COMPETITION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4  Art of Black Miami 2020 Events

6  Little Haiti Cultural

Complex Presents Exhibitions and Public Programs Highlighting Contemporary MiamiBased Caribbean Artists of the African Diaspora

8  COVER STORY

Award-Winning Photographer Dennis Manuel Puts His Heart and Soul Into His Work By Michelle F. Solomon

10  Artwork by African

and African-Diaspora Artists Pledged to Perez Art Museum Miami’s Permanent Collection

11  Haitian and Caribbean

Cultures Celebrate Food, Art, Fashion, Music

This has been a roller-coaster year that justifiably rescheduled, postponed, canceled or altered every major annual event in MiamiDade County. And now, at a time when social distancing remains the norm, it’s Art of Black Miami season, which typically draws thousands of people from around the world for a powerful, visual experience celebrating the Black diaspora. This year, you’ll experience parts of Art of Black Miami through virtual gallery tours

Greetings from THE GMCVB

and showcases. For those wearing protective masks, select exhibits will be open, including at the Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery in Historic Overtown. This is where the eye-catching photography of Dennis Manuel, this year’s winner of M·I·A’s magazine’s cover contest, will be on display Dec. 3-6. The gallery is taking every safety precaution, even offering free COVID-19 testing on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m - 6 p.m., courtesy of CDR Maguire, Sen. Jason Pizo, and the Hampton Art Lovers. “We designed our festival to keep everybody safe,” said Christopher Norwood, co-founder of Hampton Art Lovers who’s been curating artwork at the gallery. “We put

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a lot of effort in providing an innovative art experience, given the world we live in, without jeopardizing the art experience.” To further ensure your safety at the Ward Rooming House, Manuel’s photography collection will be projected on the walls outside the gallery on opening night Dec. 3. Visitors will have limited access inside the gallery, at least that evening. By all means, enjoy the festivities but only if you’re protecting yourself and other art lovers.

Russell Motley M•I•A. Editor-in-Chief rm@miamediagrp.com

Greetings from AARP SOUTH FLORIDA

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is excited to celebrate Art of Black Miami activations (in-person and virtual) during the winter art season in Miami Dade! The collaboration is organized by the Multicultural Tourism & Development Department and focuses on promoting the art, culture and diversity that resides in greater Miami and to shine a spotlight on local, national and international art and artists representing the African diaspora. The AOB Miami collaborative has a strong presence each year and continues year-round to celebrate the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami’s mosaic neighborhoods. While the consumer show of Art Basel won’t be in Miami this year, I encourage residents and visitors even more to venture out to the communities in the Miami-Dade and experience some of the unique exhibits and programming throughout the entire city. The dedicated web page www.ArtofBlackMiami.com provides the most current updates and more information on in person and virtual programs available to attend in December and year round. For social media purposes when making posts, please use our hashtags #ArtofBlackMiami #FoundinMiami #MiamiShines It is my hope that you venture out safely with masks and practicing social distancing to visit some of our artistic and cultural treasures found in Multicultural Miami!

AARP South Florida is once again honored to join the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau to celebrate Art of Black Miami activations during the winter art session in Miami Dade. Specifically, we are particularly pleased to support the 2020 Art of Black Miami Cover Competition. They are case studies, observations, testimonials and articles regarding the significance of integrating art into the activities for older adults. This is an exciting time, with current stimulating research that supports the inclusion and enhancement of art exposure to all, no matter the age group. AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age, and seeks to find new solutions so that more people can live and age as they choose. Expressive arts, including visual arts, music, dance/movement, writing and poetry are empowering tools that can assist in the aging process. With older adults being the fastest growing demographic, opportunities abound for innovation….Art of Black Miami is innovative! We encourage everyone to enjoy all that Miami has to offer, whether virtually or in person, and want to remind and encourage all to be sure to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control by socially distancing, wash your hands frequently, and WEAR A MASK. It’s not only for you, it’s for me, it’s for us, and it’s for humanity!

Yours truly, Connie W. Kinnard

Be safe and remain healthy,

Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dionne H.E. Polite

AARP Director of State Operations

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Aims to Build More Connected, Arts-Invested Community By Josie Gulliksen

13  Hampton Art Lovers

Presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show By Christopher Norwood

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2020 ART OF BLACK EVENTS COCONUT GROVE Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) Presents: For Those Gathered in the Wind, a solo exhibition of T. Eliott Mansa at LnS Gallery, curated by Donnamarie Baptiste 11/29/20 #CreativeConversation: For Those Gathered in the Wind with artist T. Eliott Mansa and curator Donnamarie Baptiste * 3-5 p.m. (Free Zoom conversation) www.miamimocaad.net 12/2/20 – 2/9/21 LnS Gallery 2610 SW 28th Lane 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Free) www.lnsgallery.com/t_eliott_mansa_for_ those_gathered_in_the_wind

DESIGN DISTRICT Voices and Votes: Democracy in America 12/17/20 – 2/6/21 Haitian Heritage Museum 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 105C Opening Night: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Free) www.haitianheritagemuseum.org

DOWNTOWN MIAMI Prizm Art Fair 2020* 11/30/20 – 12/21/20 Daily ($5 Suggested Donation) www.prizmartfair.com Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection Through Summer 2021 Pérez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Through 4/18/21 Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM’s Fund for African American Art Through 2/7/21 What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey 12/1/20 Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 1 p.m. | RSVP at pamm.org/calendar for virtual session 9LUWXDO(YHQW Events are subject to change without notice.

12/2/20 Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest 2 p.m. | RSVP at pamm.org/calendar for virtual session (Free with museum admission; virtual events free) www.pamm.org

HISTORIC OVERTOWN Point Comfort: Uncover. Discover. 12/3/20 – 12/6/20 Historic Ward Rooming House 249 NW 9th St. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $25 General Admission (Free for Overtowners) www.pointcomfortartfair.com #OurVoiceMatters * 12/5/20 1 p.m. (Free) www.urgentinc.org

LITTLE HAITI Art Beat Miami * 12/2/20 – 12/6/20 7-8 p.m. 12/2/20 Virtual Gallery Opening Reception & Preview Party 12/3/20 Sip & Paint 12/4/20 Spice it Up! Miami 12/5/20 Sew Artsy 12/6/20 Poetic Lakay Daily (Free and ticketed events) www.artbeatmiami.com Global/Borderless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami 12/2/20 – 2/28/21 Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59th Terrace Noon-6 p.m. Virtual and by appointment (Free) www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com

Umbrellas of Little Havana Festival (2018)

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival 12/3/20 – 12/6/20 MUCE Campus 246 NW 54th St. 12/3/20 MUCE Arts & Culture Festival Opening 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dispersed Exhibition open to the public 5-9 p.m. Opening Reception with performances 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ($10) Live Concert muce305.org What Is It You Don’t Understand 12/3/20 – 12/6/20 MUCE Campus at MUCE Arts & Culture Festival 246 NW 54th St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Free) 5-9 p.m. ($10) www.annickduvivier.com/performance.html WHO AM I: A Virtual Art Exhibition and Conversation Featuring Artist Zeek Mathias* 12/6/20 4-6 p.m. (Free) www.juicingwithart.com

LITTLE HAVANA Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival 12/4/20 – 12/6/20 Futurama Art Galleries 1637 SW 8th St. Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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MIAMI BEACH AFRIKIN 2020* 12/6/20 3-6 p.m. (Free) www.afrikin.org

NORTH MIAMI Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection 11/17/20 – 3/14/21 Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami 770 NE 125th St. Regular museum hours Admission ranges from free to $10 www.mocanomi.org The 11th Annual CADA Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art * 12/6/20 2-4 p.m. www.cada.us


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he year 2020 marks by presenting them The locality of Miami and South Florida will the 12th anniversary and their works be the guiding thematic that forms the thread of of the Haitian Cultural in a pristine new connection and inspires the work produced by the Arts Alliance’s ongoing facility, which selected artists of Afro-Caribbean descent. This exhibition series provides the proper 2020 programming is dedicated to the memory of “Global Caribbean/ environment to Nigerian curator Bisi Silva, whose life work, and Borderless Caribbean” enhance their words are the inspiration for this exhibition. which is produced in visuals acts.” “For me the local is extremely vast and maybe partnership with the Since then, another way of even talking about the global, Little Haiti Cultural Global Caribbean because within the global there is a local and Complex. It is also an has expanded as within the local there is a global,” said Duvalunusual year when the Global/Borderless Carrié. “And I think when you can highlight that public stands, more Caribbean, specificity within a wider context in which your than ever, to benefit featuring not only voice could get drowned, then to a certain extent, from contact with the Caribbean artists the local as ‘Local’, as opposed to the local as arts as social distancing but also those of ‘Global’ becomes more visible, becomes more creates a challenge for its diaspora. This audible, if you wish. And in that way you can have the traditional format of outdoor exhibition a multitude of people who say, we can identify Miami Art Week. with this The series of experience exhibitions and that comes programs presented from out of in Little Haiti will a very, very provide a much needed local set of opportunity to develop realities.” creative solutions that The Little highlight the depth and Haiti Cultural diversity of the Miami Complex art scene – and confirm will provide why the arts matter a weekend of now, more than ever. Caribbean art, “Cargo Bounty” by Edouard Duval-Carrié This year, the culture and Haitian Cultural music that “Como fuego arde en vivas llamas” by Alexis Esquivel, 2018 Alliance in collaboration with the Little Haiti will include signage and an reflects Miami Cultural Complex will produce a large-scale easily accessible free digital, virtual tour. and our region. A warm invitation is extended outdoor exhibition Contemporary Visual In tandem with the outdoor art exhibition, to the community to attend and participate. All Expression, curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié. For and as part of the Global/Borderless Caribbean programming will be presented free and open to the first iteration, Global Caribbean I: Focus on programming the gallery at the Little Haiti Cultural the public. the Caribbean Contemporary Landscape, DuvalComplex will present the exhibition Local Global, Carrié wrote: “My aim with this exhibit is not just curated by Marie Vickles. Local Global will focus For more information and updated to show that these islands all have artists worthy on the specificity of Miami as a central point of program information visit of the appellation but more so to underline the geographic interest and confluence in the Global www.haitianculturalartsalliance.com and universality of their ‘regional’ visions. Whether South. This exhibition will feature a selection of www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com they are part of well-intentioned cultural directives Miami-based artists that represent the multiplicity n or they are solo acts whose productions are in of histories, nationalities and ethnicities that define defiance of all odds, I want to honor their efforts the region and connect it to the Caribbean.


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COVER STORY

AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER

DENNIS MANUEL Puts His Heart and Soul Into His Work BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON

For Dennis Manuel, photography and music are inextricably linked. He was a mortgage banker in Brooklyn with a photography hobby that got him, as he says, “up close and within arm’s lengths” of musicians he idolized. He started with a point-and-shoot camera after taking a photography class in high school, and now, the banker job is no more — Manuel is a pro. Photographs he’s shot in London, Paris, Johannesburg, South Africa, Atlanta, and New York will be featured in “Dennis Manuel: The Eye of Afropunk,” a photographic art exhibit presented by Hampton Art Lovers, opening Dec. 3 at the Historic Ward Rooming House during Miami Art Week 2020. Based in Brooklyn, but no stranger to Miami, Manuel says he spends one-third of his time in the Magic City. Among other “Grace Jones in London” work he does in town, he has been the photographer for Jazz in the Gardens since 2016. Live events are Manuel’s passion. He shoots boxing and tennis matches for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, among other events, but performance photography is his love, he said. “One must be able to feel the moments,”

Manuel said about what he thinks makes a great concert photographer. His craft has evolved, he says, along with the Afropunk Festival and its rise Dennis Manuel is winner of the 6th annual Art of Black cover competition. from New York to a global movement with festivals around the world that as visual as his photographs. He explained that his attract hundreds of thousands of followers. experience during Afropunk 2016 in London, where Manuel met Afropunk Festival founder and iconic artist Grace Jones was the headliner, has yielded some of his most fascinating photos. “Usually, a performer will focus on a part of the crowd,” he says, “but she seemed to just be focusing on me.” Covered in body paint and assorted, colorful neon necklaces and bracelets, Jones was “theatrical, her expressions dynamic and bold and in your face,” he said. Manuel said he doesn’t squarely fixate on what’s happening on stage, but instead gets immersed in the overall pageantry of the festivals. “In a broader sense, I enjoy capturing the reactions,” he explained. “I have my head on a swivel between the performer and then I turn around because the crowd reacts to something.” One photograph featured in the exhibit is another example of what makes Manuel’s photographs so compelling – his gift for feeling the moment. “It was in Paris at Afropunk last July,” he recalled. Solange Knowles was performing. When she ventured from the stage out into the crowd, “The CEO Matthew Morgan when Morgan was a music young girls were going crazy with excitement,” he promoter. When the Afropunk festivals were born, recalled. “I looked and there was one girl with tears Manuel was there. He says serving as the official streaming down her face. I got that shot of those photographer of the Festival is a dream-come-true. tears of joy.” Manuel’s stories about the energy and emotion n he feels when capturing the vibe at a festival are


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Artwork by African and African-Diaspora Artists Pledged to Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Permanent Collection Elena Ortiz. “The exhibition is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the connections between Black artists from the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, alongside African artists— all asserting their power to be seen, recognized and critically acclaimed. Considering the times that we are living today, this exhibition is a breath of confidence and strength.” Addressing themes of identity, colonialism, spirituality, everyday life, and abstraction, the exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the vast complexities of the Zanele Muholi. F ​ aniswa, Seapoint, Cape Town​, contemporary moment. Collapsing 2018. Wallpaper. 137 8/10 inches. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg, national borders, the artists in the and Yancey Richardson, New York exhibition ally with power, and with érez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) ​ each other, embodying a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their artistic is pleased to present ​Allied with authority. Exhibition highlights Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, ​ include artists such as Stanley Whitney​ , recognized for his stacked and grid an exhibition of over 40 works by compositions of saturated colors, and ​ international African and African Zanele Muholi​, represented by two Diaspora artists on view from the large-scale self-portraits that assert the collection of l​ongtime board member, power and beauty of the artist’s skin PAMM supporter and namesake J​ orge and gender. ​ M. Pérez​. “​Allied With Power not only Valued at over $2.5 million, the drives a powerful dialogue around entire exhibition has been generously topics explored by African and pledged to PAMM’s permanent African Diaspora artists, but also collection by J​ orge and Darlene Pérez​ furthers the museum’s goal of being . The exhibition, which opens on truly representative of the Miami Nov. 7 when PAMM reopens to the community,” said J​ orge M. Pérez​ public, presents a provocative group , founder and chairman of leading of 37 artists hailing from Africa, Latin development firm theRelated Group and America and the Caribbean, Europe, The Jorge M. Pérez family Foundation. and the U.S. “Too often, such artists are relegated to “Mr. Pérez’s recent acquisitions the margins of history, so my hope is for showcase the breadth, sophistication, this show to help shine a light on their and incredible tenacity of African incredible work.” and contemporary African diaspora n artists,” said P ​ AMM ​Curator María

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Haitian and Caribbean Cultures Celebrate Food, Art, Fashion, Music

J.R. Rivera admires a painting at the 2019 Art Fair in Little Haiti.

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he 7th annual Art Beat Miami is an art, culture, food, fashion and music virtual experience inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean celebrated over five days. Art Beat Miami will take place virtually Dec. 2-6. South Floridians and the world will view art from 40 emerging and renowned artists from the Caribbean and around the world. Feel the beat of Haitian music at the Art Beat

Miami online Preview Party featuring Haitian Compa band Kai headlined by Richard Cave opening the Art Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Attend the fun-filled Sip & Paint affair hosted by Annick Duvivier on Thursday, Dec. 3. Learn to create appetizing bites with Celebrity Chef Cal, mix tropical drinks with mixologist Rell and learn to whine your waist with Ashlee Thomas and DJ Mack, hosted by Kalyn James at Spice it Up! Miami on Friday, Dec. 4. See art on the catwalk from local and national fashion designers at the Sew Artsy event on Saturday, Dec. 5. Close out your online experience with poetry at Poetic Lakay on Sunday,

Dec. 6. All the events will be livestream on artbeatmiami.com, Art Beat Miami social media platforms and media partner platforms. Support Art Beat Miami’s visual artists by purchasing their artwork online at artbeatmiami.com. ART BEAT MIAMI signature events include: Sip & Paint Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Art + Cocktails = Expression. Learn to paint your own art selection while sipping on cocktails and Bonjour Blend coffee. It’s an interactive virtual painting experience where you channel your inner artist. Hosted by Annick Duvivier. Spice it Up! Miami Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. A unique cultural experience where guests learn to create appetizing bites

from Celebrity Chefs, mix tropical drinks and move their bodies to amazing music from the islands with the backdrop of ART BEAT MIAMI Art Fair featuring Chef Cal. Sew Artsy Saturday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. A Fashion event that takes Art to new heights in shapes, colors, design, texture and movement on a catwalk truly designed for masterpieces. Poetic Lakay Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. An open mic platform for all performing artists to express themselves through poetry, spoken word, dance and music. For more information visit artbeatmiami. com and @artbeatmiami. Free tickets will be available on eventbrite.com and on artbeatmiami.com. n


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‘Commissioner’ Program Aims to Build More Connected, Arts-Invested Community BY JOSIE GULLIKSEN

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ejha Carrington asked the question, “How can we get more people to collect art?” The answer was, “Commissioner,” a subscription art collection program for new collectors she co-founded three years ago as an experiment to engage people to collect art. “Commissioner began as an experiment,” Carrington said, “a hypothesis and idea to inform those interested in collecting art. We noticed one of the biggest barriers was knowledge and access. There were no pre-established relationships with artists.” As vice president of Strategic Communications for the National YoungArts Foundation, Carrington has a long history of work in the arts community. A Montreal native and McGill University graduate, her work with galleries, independent artists and nonprofit organizations has helped shape Miami’s growing art ecosystem. Now with “Commissioner,” which she co-founded with Rebekah Monson of the media building platform WhereBy.Us, she is helping to connect first-time and beginning collectors with local artists. “Entering our third season, it starts each year in the fall and runs through the summer,” she explained. “This allows members three months of reference before we begin asking questions and connecting them with artists.” There are no more than 40 collectors per season allowing for more personalized attention. Collector membership levels include $1,500 annually or $500 quarterly and Patron membership, at $75 single or $100 dual, are open. Seventy percent of members are civically engaged and hail from a wide range of backgrounds. Most are leaders in their field. “During the season, Collector-level members receive commissioned artwork by at least four Miami contemporary artists and are invited to artist studios, visit collector homes, and participate in learning

events with art dealers and experts in the field,” Carrington said. “Patron members gain access to programming and events. This level is a great way to get your feet wet as an aspiring collector.” The commissions all together are $10,000 per artist for the artwork, $5,000 goes directly to the artist

and $2,500 each toward production and curatorial. “We of course work with artists who can create limited editions or that create multiples so that our cohorts can receive their newly commissioned work of art,” Carrington said. African-American artists have greatly benefited

from the program. The list includes: Adler Guerrier, a native of Haiti who has exhibited at The Bass, Perez Art Museum Miami, and The Whitney Biennial; and Jamilah Sabur, a Jamaican-born multi-disciplinary artist who is an artist in residence at Oolite Arts/South Florida. Johanne Rahaman, a Trinidadianborn documentary photographer and 2018 Ellies Award recipient from Oolite Arts, has exhibited in shows in New York and Los Angeles. GeoVanna Gonzalez, a native of California artist and curator who founded Supplement Projects, has won awards from the Andy Warhol Foundation and Locust Projects. Octavia Yearwood’s “Libations” video was a Special Project commissioned in Season One. Building connections with these artists is the program’s main goal. “’Commissioner’ has a very personal and relationshipbuilding aspect that is very refreshing,” she said. “We take time to connect with each other around ideas and artwork that has meaning, joy, and importance beyond aesthetic characteristics or commercial value.” Visit their website, commissioner.us, for full details about the program.

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Hampton Art Lovers Presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show BY CHRISTOPHER NORWOOD

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ampton Art Lovers presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show in Historic Overtown at the Historic Ward Rooming House during Miami Art Week 2020. Point Comfort Art Fair and Show comprises an art exhibition inside the gallery, video installations on the exterior walls and Indaba Lounge Series behind the gallery in the 7,000 sq. ft. garden. Sponsored by the City of Miami Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Revitalization Agency, our goal is to maintain an open-air gallery experience with strict COVID restrictions, with a limited option to see the exhibit within the gallery. By projecting the interior exhibition outside, we hope to achieve an innovation in-gallery experience. Hampton Art Lovers operates the Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery in Overtown, producing year-round art exhibitions as well as Point Comfort for Miami Art Week. The name “Point Comfort” is derived from the place in colonial Virginia where the first captives from the West African Kingdom of Ndongo (Angola) arrived in 1619. The people of Ndongo and other African tribes lost their native tongues and many of their traditions here in America. Through tremendous adversity, remnants of these lost traditions continue to express themselves in the song, dance, art and crafts of today’s AfricanAmerican community. “Point Comfort Art Fair + Show” celebrates those remnants. Point Comfort Art Show 2020 features “Dennis Manuel: The Eye of AFROPUNK,” a photographic art exhibit. Dennis Manuel is a performance photographer who has captured images of Black performance art for 20 years. Recognized as the go-to photographer of New York musical performances, he reaches his apex in the genre as the official photographer of the AFROPUNK Festival. AFROPUNK is a cultural movement with its origins in the groundbreaking 2003 documentary that resulted in a movement featuring the clash of Punk and Afrofuturism. The festival made its debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2005, and has since expanded to other parts of the world including Atlanta, London, Paris and Johannesburg, South Africa. Manuel, as the official photographer of this global movement, has captured it all.

AFROPUNK is not just a music movement, but the soundtrack for social change, more relevant today as in 2003. That’s why its festival stages are famously lined with banners bearing the rules: “No Sexism, No Racism, No Ableism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia, and No Hatefulness”

— refreshing ideas after four years of increased racial tension in America, fanned by an American president. The Charlottesville car attack into a crowd of peaceful protesters, killing Heather Heyer, was the call to action. The state sanctioned murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the international protest that ensued were the capstone. The result for many, was a renewed American consciousness that lifted Kamala Harris as the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States, a Black woman. This national trend also extended to South Florida, where we saw record numbers of African Americans assuming elected office, and the first woman elected

countywide as mayor of Miami Dade County. Point Comfort is a panoramic experience of art, conversations, and vibes. Point Comfort’s Indaba Lounge Series brings people together in conversation through art. Our Indaba Lounge Series musical vibes are curated by the world renowned musicologist Rich Medina, a musical virtuoso whose curation of Afrobeat musical selections celebrates the global Africana movement — a perfect complement to Point Comfort. The Indaba Lounge Series also features the cinematic arts, screening the documentary series, “The Zone.” This three-part documentary series chronicles the art of life and career of a nationally recognized urban education leader, School Board Vice Chairman Dr. Steve Gallon. Miami Art Week will see a drastic reduction in sights and sounds because of COVID-19, and rightfully so. Most of the major fairs attract an international array of art lovers and buyers. Their business models can’t sustain themselves within the litany of air travel restrictions on the international community. No one is flying to Miami and quarantining for 14 days before they hit the beach (imagine that). But, Hampton Art Lovers at the Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, is a local year-round art institution. We see Miami Art Week 2020, as a great opportunity for South Florida to re-establish itself within Miami Art Week. This is our moment. Usually, our local community of artists and art institutions get lost in the litany of international galleries that the major fairs attract. But it was these local institutions that built the movement that began in 1989 with Art Miami and eventually led to Art Basel coming to Miami Beach in 2001. In 2020, we have a return to the essence, just for one year. Our immediate challenge is to present our 2020 edition of Point Comfort Art Fair + Show, with safety protocols without disrupting the experience of the art and the conversations it inspires. We accept this challenge knowing that “necessity” is the mother of creation and its greatest artist. To ensure the well-being of its staff and guests, Point Comfort has implemented health and safety protocols in consultation with public health professionals. n


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