Night & Day

October 22 - 28, 1998

tuesday
october 27
Explore the relationship of architecture and national identity when foreign correspondent and author Michael Z. Wise returns to the Wolfsonian-FIU (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) tonight at 7:00. (He was scheduled to appear a month ago but was bumped by the Hurricane Georges scare.) Wise will discuss his book Capital Dilemma: Germany's Search for a New Architecture of Democracy, which explores the controversial $12 billion redesign of Berlin as Germany's capital city. Admission is free. Call 305-531-1001. (NK)

wednesday
october 28
Reminiscent of the mysterious figures in the Nazca lines that can be seen from the air over Peru, a mammoth rust-color bird spreads its wings on the floor of the Fredric Snitzer Gallery (3078 SW 38th Ct.). The bird is harnessed by chains, and "held" by a painted figure that seems ready to leap from the gallery wall and take flight. Jose Bedia's current show, "Objetos de Trueque" ("Objects of Trade"), also includes a series of bright Native American blankets to which the artist has applied felt cutouts in the form of household objects, Afro-Cuban totems, submarines, and human and animal figures. As we've come to expect from Miami's preeminent Cuban artist, the simple shapes convey multiple messages suggestive of the spiritual and material worlds. Bedia's works will be on display through October 31. Admission is free. Call 305-446-8976. (

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