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2004 Stories by Alfredo Triff

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  • A Fine Sense of Place

    published December 23, 2004

    In recent years, a lot of what passes for site-specific art seems like a recapitulation of average moments drawn from the land and environmental... More >>

  • Art and Harmony

    published November 18, 2004

    Dominican Charo Oquet is a well-known Miami artist with a gift -- she is a master facilitator. Since 2003, as Edge Zones director, Oquet... More >>

  • Life Is a Comic Strip

    published November 11, 2004

    Miami artist Victor Muñiz is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and an alumnus of Miami's New World School of the Arts.... More >>

  • Physical Graffiti

    published October 28, 2004

    As our late-capitalist society grows in complexity and sophistication, so does the competition for our attention. One obvious symptom is today's... More >>

  • Cubans New and Old

    published October 14, 2004

    The Spanish Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Español, or CCE) for years has been a unique place for interesting cultural exchanges... More >>

  • Two Postmodern Nightmares

    published October 7, 2004

    Miami's art venues have experienced many changes recently, but OBJEX Artspace remains steadfast and safely in place. Now on exhibit there... More >>

  • The Unseen Haiti

    published September 30, 2004

    Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture," now on display at FIU's Frost Art Museum, is a great show. This is the first time that... More >>

  • Public Spaces, Private Lives

    published September 2, 2004

    Today's upscale airport lounge may seem the embodiment of international chic (MIA excluded, of course), but there was a time, from the Twenties... More >>

  • She Loves Bugs

    published August 12, 2004

    According to artist Jack Bowman, performance art entails the following: It must be brief, unprecedented, and relevant. It involves an audience... More >>

  • The Case for Critics

    published August 5, 2004

    Though critics have been the witnesses, commentators, and archivists of modern art's important achievements, they remain dubious figures who can... More >>

  • The Master Comes to Town

    published July 15, 2004

    Louis Laloy, a critic, musicologist, and drug-addict célèbre, once told Jean Cocteau: "Some things should be tried only once." Laloy was r... More >>

  • Out with the Old

    published July 8, 2004

    Recent artists' exhibitions such as "Making Up Carolyn" at Worm-Hole Laboratory, "The Last Show" at The House, and a flurry of articles in the... More >>

  • Making It Happen

    published June 24, 2004

    Thanks to a group of individuals with vision, our arts scene keeps developing. Usually the vision is unfunded, and they start from scratch. So... More >>

  • Through a Glass, Extravagantly

    published June 17, 2004

    In glass blowing, the gaffer shapes a molten mass of glass by blowing air into it through a tube. Around the first millennium B.C., Syrians... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published June 17, 2004

    Cakewalk: Aesthetic experience and erogenous pleasure have always been close relatives, to be sure. But rather than any genuine... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published June 10, 2004

    i am the resurrection: Works by Daniel Arsham, Ian Cooper, Jay Heikes, and Rachel Howe circle cautiously around Goth culture and the spate... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published June 3, 2004

    i am the resurrection: Works by Daniel Arsham, Ian Cooper, Jay Heikes, and Rachel Howe circle cautiously around Goth culture and the spate... More >>

  • Today's Students, Tomorrow's Artists

    published May 27, 2004

    As much as Miami has grown as an arts capital, there still is much to be done. The art explosion fostered by the migration of Art Basel has been... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published May 27, 2004

    i am the resurrection: Works by Daniel Arsham, Ian Cooper, Jay Heikes, and Rachel Howe circle cautiously around Goth culture and the... More >>

  • Miami, Crime, and Urban Design

    published May 20, 2004

    Did you know that Miami has the highest rate of violent crime in America? We are also the second most stressful city in the nation (after Tacoma,... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published May 20, 2004

    All My Lies Are Wishes: Rubén Torres-Llorca is a conceptualist with superb craftsmanship. His photo series features blurred images,... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published May 13, 2004

    All My Lies Are Wishes: Rubén Torres-Llorca is a conceptualist with superb craftsmanship. His photo series features blurred images,... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published May 6, 2004

    All My Lies Are Wishes: Rubén Torres-Llorca is a conceptualist with superb craftsmanship. His photo series features blurred images,... More >>

  • The View from Here

    published April 22, 2004

    For years Gustavo Acosta has untiringly pursued an imaginary space of architecture between the future and the past, nostalgia and satire,... More >>

  • Current Art Shows

    published April 22, 2004

    Love & Slavery in Miami: Willie Keddell is an artist who tills the fields of perception. The urban furrows of marginality are his seedbed... More >>

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