City Cool: Art Attack

Having Art Basel withdrawal? Let us remedy that with six globally inspired exhibits and shows that are making their South Florida debut this season.

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"Blue" by RPM Project

By Michaela Greer

Portraits of Elizabeth
Los Angeles-based fine art photographer Catherine Opie encourages guests to meet actress Elizabeth Taylor on a profoundly intimate level through “Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road” at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit runs February 12 to June 18 and creates a portrait of Taylor’s life through photographs of her home and keepsakes. nsuartmuseum.org

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“Holiday Ornament” by Catherine Opie

 

Go Deco
From February 24 to May 21,  the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach will present its “Deco Japan” exhibition consisting of nearly 200 works. Pulled from a collection of pieces that highlight the intricate social tensions that shaped Japan during the mid 20th century, the exhibit is as much history as it is art. morikami.org

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“Songbook for Heart of the Modern Girl” by Saito Kazo

 

Water World
Taking advantage of our city’s famous waterways, the art world will celebrate modern and contemporary art like never before. Art Fort Lauderdale, dubbed the “world’s first art fair on the water,” will be held January 12-15 with a lineup of 100 artists and galleries. artftlauderdale.com

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“No Teeth” by Ben Morey

 

Curious Objects
Design Miami may have ended, but the fair’s signature collaboration with Louis Vuitton is continuing at the brand’s Miami Design District boutique. On display throughout January, the awe-inspiring collaboration showcases the installation “Objets Nomades,” composed of emblematic furniture creations that are themed around intuitiveness, desire and pleasure. louisvuitton.com

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“Marcel Wanders” lounge chair

 

Girl Power
Who rules the world? Girls! That’s one reason Miami artists Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez and Marina Font are collaborating through their newly formed RPM Project. Using technology and sculpture as environments, the trio creates narratives from traditionally feminine rituals. For their first solo museum exhibition as an artist collective, they present “RPM Project: The House Inside My Head,” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through January 8. bocamuseum.org

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“Blue” by RPM?Project

 

Like Fine Wine
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens unveils its third annual “Making New Impressions” juried exhibition from March 9 to April 30. Sip wine while perusing the works of local artists, which will be available for purchase. bonnethouse.org

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“Koi World” by Jorge Leon Montero

Originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Issue.

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