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Critic’s pick: Senegal portraits are unexpected gem at PRIZM Art Fair

“Aljana Moons Twins Carriage” depict stylized portraits shot in Senegal, on display at PRIZM Art Fair, 7300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
“Aljana Moons Twins Carriage” depict stylized portraits shot in Senegal, on display at PRIZM Art Fair, 7300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

WHAT: PRIZM Art Fair

WHY: Miami Art Week attracts numerous high-quality satellite fairs, but sometimes it’s the one sitting a little to the side that has the energy to perk up the art ears. Such is the case with PRIZM, an art fair that highlights works from the African Diaspora, but not exclusively. Set up in the MIMO district on Biscayne, this year’s installment features 18 artists from across the country and globe. All eyes should be drawn to the stylized portraits shot in Senegal, from Paris native Alexis Peskine. In one photograph, two boys wearing DIY auto-racing uniforms are perched on a bench near the beach; the younger boy’s posture itself tells a story, while the older boy’s stare reveals a complexity beyond words.

WHERE: 7300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. weekends; www.prizmartfair.com.

Anne Tschida

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