The week in Miami’s visual arts scene brings a conversation between a Miami artist and a Berlin curator, the start of three YoungArts visual arts residencies, the opening of an exhibition by a Cuban artist, an installation focused on the demands of leisure activities and a ribbon-cutting during Viernes Culturales.
▪ Viernes Culturales, Little Havana’s monthy arts and culture festival, invites the public to the ribbon-cutting for the new Little Havana Visitors Center, 1442 SW Eighth St., Miami, from 10 a.m. to noon April 24. Lite bites and refreshments will be served. Guests should RSVP to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau at PBrennan@gmcvb.com. For more information, call 305-643-5500 or visit www.viernesculturales.org.
▪ Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design is hosting a conversation between Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso and Berlin-based writer, curator and researcher Federica Bueti. The two will discuss Valdivieso's exhibition Arrhythmic Suite currently on view at the museum. The event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and is free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (space is limited). The museum is on the second floor of the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-237-7700 or visit www.mdcmoad.org for more information.
▪ The National YoungArts Foundation, with support of The Related Group, is welcoming three artists to its residency in visual arts. Emma Fee of New York, Sarah Rara of Los Angeles and Michael Vasquez of Miami will be given the time, space and resources necessary to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. For more information, visit http://www.youngarts.org/youngarts-residency.
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▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami commissioned Miami-based artist Nicolas Lobo to create a site-based installation for one of its project galleries. Lobo’s The Leisure Pit is an ensemble of mixed-media sculptures cast inside a swimming pool to explore the demands of private leisure activities on public infrastructure systems. The series of works organized by PAMM curator René Morales is on view through Dec. 13. PAMM is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-375-3000 or visit www.pamm.org.
▪ Tub Gallery presents Revisited Mythologies by Cuban artist Sandra Ramos with an opening reception April 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. Ramos’ sculptural work establishes a conceptual relationship with literature, mythology and a universal philosophy that requires the use of a viewer’s imagination. The exhibit is on view through May 30. Tub Gallery is located at 171 NW 23rd St., Miami. Call 305-573-0610 or visit www.tubgallerymiami.com.