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2006 Stories by Carlos Suarez De Jesus

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  • Eye Stimuli

    published August 17, 2006

    Short on running time but long on edgy deconstructions of contemporary life’s weird minutiae, the films slated for this year’s Optic... More >>

  • Taking Relief Efforts by Storm

    published August 24, 2006

    It boggles the mind that a year after Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans, nearly half the city’s residents have not returned home. Nearly... More >>

  • Use Your Feet

    published August 31, 2006

    Like Brangelina’s new baby, footvolley fuses the appeal of its parents and razzle-dazzles a crowd. The sport is catching on like... More >>

  • There’s Always Room for Moore

    published September 7, 2006

    Amazingly au courant on their take on identity politics, members of Tracy + the Plastics appear to be comfortable in their own skins and... More >>

  • In a Happy Place

    published September 7, 2006

    Anthony Spinello cut his teeth as the barely legal curator of Liquid Blue Gallery, learning how hard it can be to survive in the dog-eat-dog art... More >>

  • Wine-ing About Art

    published September 14, 2006

    Picture a bacchanalia, and the image of well-healed art aficionados sipping cheap Chablis from plastic cups won’t likely flow to mind.... More >>

  • Give Us Space

    published September 14, 2006

    Don’t expect tidy scenes of domestic order in this exhibit by four Cuban-American women artists. “A Room of One’s Own”... More >>

  • Big Girls Need Love Too

    published September 14, 2006

    Some men might believe that the closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat, but most Cuban males will swear differently -- as will Laura... More >>

  • Don’t Kill Your Television

    published September 21, 2006

    Nam June Paik, who first introduced artwork featuring a television set into a museum space in 1963, once referred to the moon as the “oldest... More >>

  • The Illusionist

    published September 28, 2006

    You might say Juan Carlos Zaldivar is a master of reality. When you enter one of the alchemist’s art installations, the outside world... More >>

  • Beyond Beans and Rice

    published September 28, 2006

    They are no Manny, Moe, and Jack, but these three dudes do put the pep in making a little Cuban food go a long way. If you don’t know a... More >>

  • A Nose for French Fashion

    published October 5, 2006

    Way before reality shows blighted the airwaves, Sophie Calle made a name for herself following strangers and documenting their private... More >>

  • Seasonal Changes

    published October 5, 2006

    Unlike other bigwig collectors in town who smack you with a cover charge to get a gander at their goods, Marty Margulies is making nice with the... More >>

  • Light the Trip Fantastic

    published October 12, 2006

    Intoxicated by the buzz of an electric beer sign outside a grocery store in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman was inspired to create... More >>

  • Off to See

    published October 12, 2006

    Despite its title, “The Land That Time Forgot,” Juana Valdes’s solo show, opening tonight at 6:00 at Diaspora Vibe Gallery,... More >>

  • They Won’t Check Out

    published October 12, 2006

    Science has identified about one million species of insects so far, accounting for almost half of all life forms known to man. Bugs can be found... More >>

  • Rock On!

    published October 19, 2006

    Nothing quite girds you for an aural assault like the intense underground imagery of a handmade rock poster announcing that your favorite wailers... More >>

  • Just Kidding Around

    published October 26, 2006

    When Erika Morales was a little girl, her grandma warned her that if she swallowed watermelon seeds, vines would sprout from her... More >>

  • You and the Little Mermaid

    published October 26, 2006

    For nearly a decade Pablo Cano’s lavish marionette productions at the Museum of Contemporary Art have left adult eyes glued to the... More >>

  • Animal Magnetism

    published November 2, 2006

    In H.G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, a nut-bag scientist upsets the balance of nature by grafting animal parts onto human beings,... More >>

  • Make Art, Not War

    published November 2, 2006

    Vietnamese artist Huong knows about the grim realities of war. She was forced to flee her ravaged homeland in 1975 and has since devoted... More >>

  • A Sterling Exhibit

    published November 9, 2006

    You will not likely find any of this stuff in an MTV crib, but a mother lode of bling is tricking out the Wolfsonian in a flashy exhibit boasting... More >>

  • Faulty Alterations

    published November 9, 2006

    You won’t need to drop hallucinogens or strap yourself into an isolation chamber to get into the spirit of this trippy show exploring the... More >>

  • Curious and Curiouser

    published November 9, 2006

    Not only does he draw with a vengeance, but artist Santiago Rubino also has a way of manifesting an atmospheric mood that suggests he has... More >>

  • Bond with Your Family

    published November 16, 2006

    When drive-ins ruled, our parents flocked to them to conceive us in the back seats of their cars. Later, when they couldn’t find a... More >>

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