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2001 Stories by Alfredo Triff

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  • From Cuba with Life

    published December 13, 2001

    Photography is a great medium for social documentation. Think of nineteenth-century French photographer Eugène Atget, who produced... More >>

  • A Range Just Right

    published November 22, 2001

    For those who find it difficult what to make of some of the art being shown today, here's a solution: Suspend judgment. Concepts need time to grow... More >>

  • Wide Portrait of Painting

    published November 1, 2001

    My art chronicle begins on a rainy Friday night, on my way to Ambrosino Gallery in North Miami. Upon arrival I don't find too many people, but... More >>

  • Still Exile Life

    published October 18, 2001

    The still life is probably most famous in its nineteenth-century form: assorted fruits on a plate, next to a wine bottle, and a terra cotta... More >>

  • Let's Only Entertain You

    published September 27, 2001

    In The Medium Is the Message: An Inventory of Effects (1967), Marshall McLuhan envisioned the Global Village, a synchronized world where... More >>

  • In the House

    published August 30, 2001

    Oscar Wilde, that astute observer of the late Nineteenth Century, said that controversy reveals a favorable condition for change. It's applicable... More >>

  • Hard Eye Candy

    published August 2, 2001

    What's in a name? In Vivian Marthell's work, quite a lot -- of imagery and humor. While checking out "Intimate Addictions: Living Large in... More >>

  • Above the Original Din

    published July 19, 2001

    Primitive iconography is dramatic and seductive, but it also can be trite and manipulative. How to tell the difference is the key: In general look... More >>

  • Another Dimension

    published July 5, 2001

    If you're into fresh and original events, check out Sound Art Workshops (SAW) at the new South Florida Composers Alliance venue in North Miami.... More >>

  • Buried Treasure

    published June 21, 2001

    Robert Thiele's exhibition at the Barbara Gillman Gallery makes me think of the end of the world. Not in a paranoid way -- I'm not... More >>

  • Real Still Life

    published June 7, 2001

    Fernando Garcia's paintings are crafty enough to bring to mind Plato's distrust of art. For the Greek philosopher, by attempting to become... More >>

  • Room for Living

    published May 10, 2001

    Social alienation seems to be an underlying theme of postmodern urban America. The separation of labor and leisure has created a social... More >>

  • All Over the Place

    published April 26, 2001

    Miami is getting the vibe of a bigger city. April's bunch of openings was a good example, keeping many of us happily busy. And this time around it... More >>

  • Pop Goes MAM

    published April 12, 2001

    Pop art brings to mind those extraordinary images from the cold-war and civil-rights era of the Sixties: a startling moment when the United... More >>

  • Class Above

    published March 29, 2001

    In the best of all possible worlds, a veteran art teacher would decide to shake up the inertia of the system with the quixotic idea of recruiting... More >>

  • Down and Hip in Miami

    published March 15, 2001

    The House, the latest in a series of alternative art spaces popping up around Miami, seems to reflect a generational trend. Martin Oppel, Bhakti... More >>

  • Return of the Real Native

    published March 1, 2001

    The very notion of "modern" in art rests on a historical fallacy. At the height of European colonialism, the movements of fauvism and Cubism... More >>

  • Into the Picture

    published February 15, 2001

    Little has been said about the ubiquitous effect of irony in much of today's art. Irony allows detachment, a trend that may have started with... More >>

  • All Is Fair in the Art Market

    published February 1, 2001

    Beauty, once one of the most desired terms in the art lexicon, might be on the verge of extinction. We don't describe things as beautiful anymore.... More >>

  • Fights of Fancy

    published January 25, 2001

    The Green Door Gallery used to be a derelict construction spot among a monotonous row of secondhand stores on North Miami Avenue. It came to life... More >>

  • The Hyperreality of It All

    published January 4, 2001

    The Museum of Contemporary Art's "Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality," featuring 22 emerging local artists, is a timely... More >>

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