The 5 best things in Miami art

ICA Summer 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA) announced its summer series of shows spotlighting four innovative artists at various stages of their careers. The upcoming schedule includes: Brazilian sculpturist Laura Lima, June 3; Post-Movement artist Ida Applebroog, July 8; Berlin-based Renaud Jerez, July 8; New Zealand-based artist Susan Te Kahurangi King, July 8. “Taken individually, the exhibitions provide new insight into the creative output of Laura, Susan, and Renaud—all of whom will be making their first U.S. solo museum debuts—and a re-contextualization of the iconic Ida Applebroog. Considered together, their diverse yet complementary practices demonstrate unexpected formal affinities and shared motives,” said Alex Gartenfeld, ICA deputy director and chief curator. All exhibits are on view through Oct. 30. ICA is at 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-901-5272 or visit icamiami.org.

 

Chinese Ink Painting

Famed Chinese artist Lan Zhenghui is speaking at Florida International University’s W-9 Painting Studio on the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC) at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7. Zhenghui will demonstrate the Chinese art of ink painting and discuss his work with FIU professors Pip Brant (painting) and Lidu Yi (Chinese Art History). The Splashing Ink event, presented by The Dept. of Art and Art History at the College of Architecture and the Arts, is open to the public. MMC is at SW 11th St. between SW 117th AAve. and SW 115th Ave. For a map of the location, visit campusmaps.fiu.edu.

 

Chor Boogie Goes Inside

Street artist Chor Boogie (Joaquin Lamar Hailey) is showing new work at Macaya Gallery in Wynwood through April 22. Hieros Gamos: A Vision of Feminine Power celebrates the inner marriage and/or struggle of Logos vs. Eros, reason vs. creativity, among other universal themes. Expect color-saturated emotional landscapes with regal female forms and large, captivating eyes. The gallery is at 145 NW 36th St., Miami. Call 786-577-0322 or visit macayagallery.com for more information.

 

Jonas Mekas at Gallery Diet

Gallery Diet is showing the Miami debut of seminal artist, filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas. Let Me Introduce Myself takes a look at American culture and ideology through three series of photographs from Mekas’ enduring career, alongside a four-channel video installation. The exhibition is on view at 6315 NW Second Ave., Miami through April 30. For more information, call 305-571-2288 or visit gallerydiet.com.

 

Summer Workshop

The de la Cruz Collection is accepting proposals for its Summer Workshop Series, which takes place at the Design District building July 5–23. Submissions should come in the form of painting, drawing, sculpture and computer-based practices and should emphasize a particular age group. The Collection will compensate selected artists and cover their production costs during the program. The deadline to submit is Saturday, May 28. Send proposals to mariomgonzalez@delacruzcollection.org with subject line, “Summer Workshops 2016,” or deliver in person to the de la Cruz Collection at 23 NE 41st St., Miami. Call 305-576-6112 or visit delacruzcollection.org for more information.

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