But Miami is a particular political thicket, even for someone so savvy in politics. As he speaks, an email from a local publicist arrives informing him that a party scheduled at Multitudes to honor the 17th annual American Black Film Festival has been relocated to the Vagabond at the behest of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.

His nostrils flare. "Michelle Spence-Jones is motivating me more each day to curate a show and call it 'Kill Them Before They're Born,'" he cracks, using the title of a Bob Marley song. "I just can't believe she would prefer hosting a black film festival event at a white-owned business."

Babacar M'Bow: "I see Miami as being more of a Caribbean city than a Latin American one."
Philippe Dodard
Babacar M'Bow: "I see Miami as being more of a Caribbean city than a Latin American one."

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Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery

5570 NE 4th Ave.
Miami, FL 33137

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District

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"Caribbeana: Alternative Contemporaneities in Miami Art": Opening reception 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 15. Through August 5 at Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery, 5570 NE Fourth Ave., Miami; 954-338-8670.

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He adds of Spence-Jones, who is African-American: "She suffers from what I like to call the 'bat syndrome.' [Her] views are upside down. That's the main problem with some of those meddling in the art scene here, man! I want to try to help change that."

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sandy_lazzar
sandy_lazzar

it's important, no matter how much people like or dislike, to make changes when things are comfortable but not challenging. otherwise there is no progress.

 
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